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.