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I love making 3D paper garlands like our Valentine hearts and St. Patty’s shamrocks. Of course a star for July festivities is a must, so today I will share a little inspiration for my version of this pretty garland. It’s one of those projects that looks professionally made yet can be whipped up at home in less than 30 minutes if you have a cutting machine. Note that you can make this garland with star punches as well. Below you will find an SVG and PDF version of the star template. The stars come in two sizes to add some variation to your paper star garland. Use the SVG file if you have a cutting machine, or print the PDF if you are cutting by hand.
Cut your paper stards into different colors of card stock – we used a bright red and blue, and then a silver and gold glitter to give a little glam to our project. Because the glitter paper is white on the back side, it added just enough white to the garland to make it very Americana. To create the garland grab two stars of the same size in different colors, stack them together, then sew a straight line down the middle using your sewing machine. We used blue thread to add to the Fourth of July theme. Continue doing this until you have used all your stars. If you are anything like us you may have yards of it by the time you finish!! My tip: I arranged the stars in stacks on the table beside my machine to make sure my garland had the variation I was looking for.
Finish by folding each star outwards to create a 3D paper star garland. It could not be more simple! This is also a perfect project for baby showers, bridal showers, birthday parties and brunches because you can make the stars in any color you choose. Pure white for the wedding decor? Pastels for the baby shower? Metallic for New Year’s Eve? Or how about using neon card stock to make a paper star garland for the teenager’s upcoming birthday celebration? This star pattern in a smaller cut is what we used for our July 4 invitation printable. Be sure to also check out our cupcake wrappers and a cute bike decoration for your 4th of July celebrations and more! Enjoy! ~ Lia
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