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How to Make Paper Stars: Easy Craft Tutorial for Christmas Stars

easy Step-by-step guide on how to make paper christmas stars
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Need last-minute Christmas decorations? We’ll show you how to make paper stars to hang on your tree this year. You can even use old tea packets and turn them into Christmas stars. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial. 

How to Make Paper Stars: Materials

Tea packets don’t need to head straight for the trash. Start saving them up and use them to make paper stars! There’s nothing like ringing in the holiday season with some creative, sustainable, and minimalist Christmas decor — these origami stars are just the ticket.

We’ll show you how to make paper stars with different tea packets to create a wonderful multicolored masterpiece. Or, keep things simple and use just one brand or flavor to make a vibrant and colorful eye-catching work of art. The choice is yours. Now let’s get to work.

How to Make Christmas Stars

First, gather your materials:

  • 4 empty tea packets
  • scissors
  • scotch tape

Of course, you can learn how to make paper stars using any kind of paper. If you decide to use craft paper (or newspaper or magazine pages, or any other type of paper), simply adjust the instructions below accordingly.

Utopia’s tip: Searching for more fun and festive family projects for the kids? After you teach them how to make paper stars, take a look at these fun craft options:

Step By Step: How to Make a Christmas Star

Step 1: Cut the Edges off the Tea Packets

  • First, carefully unfold the tea packets at the edges. Take care not to rip the packaging.
  • Some tea packages have colored or textured edges. Go ahead and cut these off.

Step 2: Cut the Tea Packets into Squares

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How to make Christmas stars: Cut the unfolded tea packets into squares. (Photo: Utopia)
  • The next step in crafting your own homemade paper stars is cutting the tea packet down to size.
  • You can cut down one empty tea packet into two squares. Fold the bottom corner of the piece of paper up to form a triangle. Fold it down again, and you have a square.
  • Now cut out the square and repeat this step with the second piece of the tea packet.

Step 3: How to Make Paper Stars: Fold the Points

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Next step: Fold one corner of the triangles inward. (Photo: Utopia)
  • Turn the tea packet over to the printed side. Refold the paper square into a triangle. Fold the right corner of the triangle inwards towards the middle as depicted above.
  • Repeat this step with the rest of the tea packets. Try to fold the corners inwards at approximately the same length each time.

Step 4: Tape the Points of your Christmas Star

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The fourth step in learning how to make paper stars is starting to tape the pieces together. (Photo: Utopia)
  • Tape all the triangular points of your stars together to make a complete paper Christmas star. Tape the pieces together in the middle and repeat this step until all pieces are adjoined.

Step 5: Your Origami Star is Finished!

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Your paper Christmas star is finished! (Photo: Utopia)

Once you’ve taped together all points of your paper star, you’re finished! You have successfully learned how to make paper stars. Place this festive holiday decoration front and center on your dining room table or hang it up for everybody to see.

Here’s an idea: Why not do your part to reduce plastic and paper waste this holiday season and stick your homemade Christmas stars on a present instead of tying a bow with a plastic ribbon?

Looking for even more creative and sustainable ways to lend your gifts a personal touch while keeping things waste-free this Christmas? Check out 10 Sustainable Christmas Gift Wrapping Ideas: Waste Less Paper for more eco-friendly gift wrapping inspiration.

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This article was translated by Evan Binford. You can view the original here: Papiersterne basteln: Eine kreative Upcycling-Idee.

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