DIY | Delicate Paper Bag Stars

It’s almost Christmas guys, and I’m so excited! I know that most of you have already decorated, but I still have a small treat for you: Paper Bag Stars! Although my flat has been decorated for almost two weeks now I just couldn’t stop myself from adding these beauties. And since Christmas is my favourite time of the year (not weather-wise), it was all the more fun to me.Speaking of weather, we had our first snow this Sunday! I feel like I haven’t seen snow for at least ten years around here and I felt like a little kid this weekend. Sadly it was gone on Monday, replaced by rain…but hey, snow! Anyway, let’s get back to the stars: They were actually a creative way to use some of the hundred sandwich paper bags I had left from a movie night. Don’t you love it to improvise with things you find at home?

The tutorial

You need:

  • White sandwich paper bags
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Golden gift ribbon
  • Paperclips

I love how easy this is! Start by laying down a paper bag with the opening facing upwards. With your glue, draw a reversed ‘T’ onto the paper bag. Then place another paper bag on top. Repeat this until you have 7 paper bags glued to each other.

Now it’s time to get creative! Take your scissors, and like in kindergarten, cut small designs into the sides of the paper bag stack. Try different designs and you get different stars!

Next, cut a sufficiently long piece of gift ribbon and knot it to a paperclip. I was lucky to have these beautiful golden swirls, but you can take any paperclip. Now, carefully unfold your paper stars (you might want to carefully untangle it here and there) until you have a full circle.

Glue the ‘ends’ together, or simply clip them together with one or two paper clips. This way, you can fold them together again and use them next year! Attach the clip-ribbon-combination and hang them up wherever you like!

Love love love how easy this was, and look what a great addition to my Christmas decorations they are. Plus, they’re not only a decoration for me, but for the people on the street as well! I wasn’t sure if the designs I tried would turn out well, but they really did. They all look different, maybe even more like snowflakes than like stars. What do you think?

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    14th December 2017 at 3:56 am

    I love these! I will have to try them out as decorations for a holiday party I’m hosting!


    • Michelle
      14th December 2017 at 6:31 am

      What a great idea! Tell me how it worked out for you!

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    Charlotte Poon
    5th February 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Loving these! The 3D effect by using the paper bags is so smart! Will definitely try this out next time for the holidays!


    • Michelle
      5th February 2018 at 4:12 pm

      So glad you like this!

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