We have created many beautiful star projects over the years, including a copper wire star wreath, mod starbursts, a star lights garland, and more. One thing we love about these 3D stars is how versatile they are! You can use them as treat boxes or party favors, thread some embroidery floss through a few stars to hang up or use as a garland, or just place them on your table for decoration. 

These 3D stars are a beginner-friendly project, and our photo tutorial below will walk you throw how to fold our template to create five- and six-point stars. 

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Shine on

Using frosted paper is a great way to make your 3D stars shine. Of course we are partial to our own frosted paper, but you can always use whatever paper you prefer as long as it’s text weight. For this project, Krista used some pretty pink and purple shades from our Berry pack and Melon pack. She also created a beautiful celestial sky pattern, which you can find in the PDF template below — just print and cut by hand or trim to size and load the paper into your cutting machine to use with our SVG file.

If you want more stars to decorate with, you can use the stars from our celestial wall art. And if you’re having a themed party, you could also make our sun and moon headbands to wear. We can’t wait to see what you use these 3D stars for and hope you’ll share them with us by tagging #MadeWithLia. Happy crafting!

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How to Make 3D Paper Stars

  1. Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the star pattern below.
  2. Cut out and score stars using a cutting machine, or cut out using the template and scissors. We cut out our stars in shades of pinks and purples, as well as a designed celestial sky pattern that you can print out.
  3. To score the stars without a cutting machine: match up the template on top of the cut-out paper star and score over the dotted lines carefully with a scoring tool or bone folder. Use a ruler to assist in making the lines straight.
  4. Mountain fold along the star point score lines.

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Photo tutorial for frosted paper 3D stars by Lia Griffith

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Explore More

To find similar projects, explore our star crafts. Or browse through our DIY decorations for styled parties.

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