Baby, You’re a Star!
Shoot for the moon and land among the stars! These mod-inspired paper stars are a New Year’s Eve necessity. A perfect party decoration for every glamorous holiday soiree. Made with a selection from our friends over at Paper Papers, these stars are both simple to assemble and gorgeous as can be!
To make some stars of your own, download our templates below and then pop on over to PaperPapers.com to craft along with our step-by-step photo tutorial. If you plan on using a cutting machine, download our SVG files. If you will be cutting with scissors, use the PDF version.
Find all of the papers we used for this project here. Happy crafting!
- Cutting Machine (recommended)
- Curious Skin Text Weight Paper Emerald
- Curious Metallics in Pure Gold
- Stardream Metallics in Onyx
- Remake Cardstock Paper in Black
- Glue Dot Roller
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Cut the paper according to the template notes using scissors or a cutting machine.
- Take the four arrow shaped cuts of paper and fold along the score marks.
- Take the square cut of paper and fold along the score marks.
- Overlap two of the triangle shaped folds to form one point of the star, then use the dot roller to glue it together.
- Repeat with the three remaining points.
- Take the arrow shaped papers, overlap the two larger triangle shaped folds to form one point of the star, then use the dot roller to glue it together.
- Repeat with the smaller triangle shaped fold.
- Pinch the smaller triangle shape together to form a fold line down the middle, then repeat with the remaining three star points.
- Apply glue dots to the base of each of the four points.
- Attach the longer points across from each other on the four pointed star you made earlier.
- Then attach the two shorter points across from each other in the remaining spaces.
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I find the instructions quite confusing.. is there any way you could either re-word them or post a video?
is the template supposed to make 2 stars (1 big and 1 small)?
the ‘box’ is to make the 4 points of 1 star, but then there are only 2 of each of the other ‘triangle’ sizes (2 large long points, 2 large short points, 2 small long points, 2 small short points)… don’t we need 4 of the same in order to make 4 points to go off of the box?
The template will make one large and one small star. The points that attach to the top and bottom are slightly longer than the points going side to side. The template is labled at the top of each page saying what star the pieces on that page go with. So for each star you will have one square, 2 long points to go up and down, and two shorter point that go side to side.
Hi Everyone, Paper Papers seems to be thick to me. I will try them, I also have cardstock that is thinner weight. Can’t wait to try these. Q: What blade should I use to cut Paper papers with? I tried to cut before with MORE and it didn’t work out. The cardstock just split and didn’t look clean cut. New Blade fine tip. I have just learned how to look for a variety of material’s, maybe I’ll have better luck. Happy New Year to ALL TEAM LIA.
They have different weights of card stock at Paper Papers. We always use the fine point blade with great success. Try the different card stock settings Cricut offers, but remember that not all paper is the same. Happy New Year to you as well!
I can’t find the svg file .
Can you send me a link?
You can find the SVG file at the bottom of this post (right above these comments). You will see three gray & teal bars that you can click — just click the one that says Paper Mod Starburst SVG. If you’re still having trouble, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The instructions should include a note about adjusting the SVG file to score instead of cut. I had to go into the file manually and add the score lines for my cricut to score instead of cut.
Hi Diane! There is a note in the SVG file that the magenta lines need to be changed to SCORE in Design Space. There is no way to set up our files to do that automatically in the program.
Newbie here, sorry if these are dumb questions! Can this project be done with medium-heavy weight card stock? What paper weight is recommended?
We firmly believe there are no dumb questions! 🙂 Our post will direct you to Paper Papers (https://www.paperpapers.com/news/paper-stars/) where all the specific papers we used are listed. We used text weight since it folds nicely and still holds it shape, but you can use whatever you have on hand!
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What a cute project! Love the colors that you chose.
Thank you Robin!