Every now and then we like to experiment with something other than crepe paper and frosted paper for our DIY crafts. With the holiday season upon us, I decided to use a material that many of you might already have in your home to make these parchment paper snow stars.
Along with parchment paper, all you need are your scissors (or a cutting machine) and some glue! Then just follow our tutorial below.
Let it snow
These parchment paper snow stars are easy to make and a fun project for the whole family to craft, too. Using our template below you can make as many snow stars as you want, then add twine to hang them up around your home.
Crafting tips: I used parchment sheets rather than a roll because it was easy to place on the mat, but you could also use rolled parchment. I do not recommend wax paper as it will not glue together with the wax coating.
Our template below includes five different sizes to cut out and score before folding and gluing. Using a cutting machine is a great way to get the score lines in place but you can also cut your pieces by hand and fold without score lines.
If using a cutting machine: Once you upload the SVG into design space, select each layer of lines and change them to “score.” Select the first set of lines with the coordinating cut shapes and click “attach.” If it attaches all layers, then you will want to hide all layers but one set at a time. If you do not hide the other layer sets, Cricut will say the project is not compatible. Unfortunately at this time, Design Space will not allow you to attach separate sets, but only the whole project.
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- Craft Scissors or Cutting Machine (optional)
- Art Glitter Glue
- Parchment Paper Sheets (12×16 inch)
How to Make Parchment Paper Snow Stars
- Gather your craft tools and materials. Then download the pattern below.
- Cut and score six pieces of each size. Note: If not using a cutting machine, you can also fold without scoring your paper.
- Fold each piece along the score lines — first in half, then folding every score in accordion style.
- Repeat this step with all pieces of each size.
Full tutorial available for members to download below.
Love this DIY idea? You might also like our papercut winter village and our hellebore winter wreath. For even more ideas, check out some of our other winter projects here.
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Hi – I also am curious if there are any quick ways to cut these out without a cricut? Currently, I have cut the pattern out and I am cutting each one with a quilters ruler…which is very time consuming and I don’t think as accurate as it could be. Any suggestions would be appreciated. I was hoping to make these as gifts but as it stands just making one has taken forever.
I have seen them cut and folded without much care of them being perfectly accurate and they still look really pretty. 😉
Is there another glue a person can use? I couldn’t fine a clear glitter glue.
You can use hot glue for this but be sure you add just a little and that it is hot enough to meld. Here is a link to the Art Glitter glue which is not shipping until warmer weather. You can also see if your local craft store might have it. https://amzn.to/3uDd58u
What type of glue are you using?
It is linked in the post! I used art glitter glue.
Will you be demonstrating the snow stars
We are already filming for January but perhaps next winter.
Would vellum paper work as well? I have a whole pad of it!
Yes, you can use that as well!