You’ve probably already seen these stars all over instagram, but if you haven’t, I’ll show you how to make them! I definitely can’t take credit for coming up with these ideas, I first spotted the ‘simple’ ones over at Mokkasin and the paper bag stars at By Nordic Collective. Below are two videos where I show you how to make them. I always find it easier to show than to explain with words 🙂 I also started a YouTube-channel, feel free to subscribe if you want to!
I also made a gingerbread garland, as I mentioned before if you follow me on instagram. It’s super easy to make! I just poked a little hole in each cookie using a skewer, inserted a long piece of twine and tied two knots over each cookie. If you’re looking for a good gingerbread recipe you can find mine here! Make sure to not hang it against a surface that isn’t greaseproof (hanging it against a wallpaper would be a bad idea!). For more tips and tricks on making the paper stars, keep reading below the videos.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year to you! <3
Some tips and tricks
I went to my nearest paint store to see if they had any leftover wallpaper and they did! I paid 75 kr (about €7) for lots of paper. It was enough to make a bunch of stars and I still have leftovers to use for gift wrapping. But of course you can use any paper that you have at home.
Some things to think about when you’re making the simple stars: Bigger folds take less time to fold and are way easier to cut, but make sure you have a really good pair of scissors. When you’ve folded the paper, the ends need to ‘match’. I don’t know how to explain this so hopefully the video does a better job! If they don’t match, the star will be uneven.
Things to think about when making a star out of paper bags: The amount of bags you’ll need depends on how wide the base of the bag is. So for one of the stars I made I needed 8 bags. For one with no base at all, I used 12 bags. Best is to have a few extra, see if you can open it and if not, add a few more bags.
Thank you so much Larisa! 🙂 <3
So so pretty! I love the videos. And the photos as always are stunning. I’m going to try making some of these this weekend. Mozart is so cute! 🙂
Thank you so much, Emily, for your kind words! So glad you enjoyed this post 🙂 And I agree Moxart is soooo cute haha
Alltså orkar inte så bäst du är ♥️♥️♥️♥️
Men puss min fina vän!
Thank you! They are beautiful
Thank you so much Tina! 🙂
Sabrina Giannina says
thank you for the videos.. Always love your work and i’m excited to make some of these stars tomorrow ❤️
By the way: I have 4 of your books and every recipe i made was incredible delicious, especially the ice cream ?
I wish you a wonderful christmas time ☺️?
Thanks so much for your sweet comment! And yaay, hope you enjoy making them 🙂 SO happy to hear you like my books, that made my day! Merry Christmas to you 🙂 <3 <3
Sabrina Giannina says
Thank you so much Linda ☺️
I hope you had a wonderful christmas time and a phenomenal new year ✨?
Så väldigt inspirerande bilder! Du har ett fint hem. <3
Önskar dig en god jul.
Tack snälla Jasmine! <3 Kram och god jul!
Julie Dodds says
Absolutely stunning!!! Do you make up bags from the paper you got so you can make the stars ?
Julie Dodds says
Sorry I just realised there are two videos ?
Thank you and no problem!! 🙂 :-*
I just would like to say thank you for what you are doing ❤ Your photos are so stunnig … every inch, every corner of it … just perfection ? Can’t stop looking at it. And your recipes … you are definitely pastry queen ❤ And words … always warm and piaceful. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you! ??☃
Thank you so much for this beautiful comment, you just made my Christmas Eve morning <3 Thank you SO much for taking the time to write such a sweet thing!! I wish you the merriest Christmas and Happy New year! <3
Ryan Gianos says
Hi there Cupcake, I haven’t seen these stars but they look lovely. They could be a great table decoration to sell desserts too. Happy Holidays and thanks for posting. 🙂
Thank you ?
Dolci Momenti Roma says
Supereasy and lovely ideas
These are beautiful! I can’t wait to make some! Also, what color is your hutch? Grey or blue? I love the color and have been wanting to paint my own hutch something similar!
Thanks so much Jenn! The hutch is grey (actually a warmer tone than in the pictures!), I love it so much!
Tricia Salazar says
How do you make the ones from just paper, not a bag?
Hi Tricia! It’s in the video below the one with the paper bags, here is the link to the video: https://youtu.be/fcIHd1OYjXM