Grab Your Bestest Girl!

Last year my daughter got off the bus carrying this amazing creation.  “What the what is that!?!?!?!”,  I yelled, I mean I asked.  Her third grade class had made these beautiful stars for a Christmas project.  I marched her in the house and made her show me step by step how to make them.  I promised myself this year for Christmas my house would be nothing but big paper stars EVERYWHERE.  So far I have three complete…..hmmmmm.  I’m well on my way and thought I would share how to make these easy and cheap Christmas Stars!
Grab scissors, stapler, tape and 6 pieces of paper. 
Grab your bestest girl!

Fold all 6 pieces of paper like this.
Cut off excess.
Now cut three slits on each side.  The first slit is the longest, the second is shorter and the third slit is the shortest.
Flatten your paper out and grab your tape.  Pull the two points up and tape together.
Flip the paper over and do the same thing.  Continue until all the points are taped together.
It should look like this.
Do the same with the other 5 pieces of paper.

Staple all 6 of the top points together.
Almost done!!!
Staple the sides together.

I made this one out of sheet music last year and left it hanging all year!  You can try all different types of paper.  We are going to do some with red and green construction paper this weekend.  I also have some pretty Christmas paper that I grabbed at Michael’s that I can’t wait to try as well!!

Happy Friday!

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32 Responses to Grab Your Bestest Girl!

  1. Empty Nest Full Life December 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm #

    Can't wait to try those. Looks like a good project for this weekend. Jackie

  2. dawn paton/humbleotter December 2, 2011 at 2:19 pm #

    saw these last night at Sanctuary, they were so gorgeous, I expected them to be super-hard. Just found my new project for the day. Sorry, dishes, laundry, vacuuming, bathrooms. . .

    Also have one of your adorable quilt pins on reserve, now that I found my coat again.

  3. Button Bird Designs December 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Yes Dawn! No time to clean the house!! The stars must be made! hate i missed hanging with you guys last night! Hope you had a great time!
    love Angela

  4. Button Bird Designs December 2, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi Jackie!
    Send pictures when you get them done!!!! They look so festive!
    lots of love
    Angela

  5. Janet December 2, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Those are great! Guess if elementary school kids can do it, I should be able to, lol. What size paper, or doesn't it matter except for size of star?

  6. Sandy December 3, 2011 at 12:51 pm #

    Love them Angela!! Wonder if tissue paper would work?

  7. Rhondi December 4, 2011 at 12:31 am #

    I loved them so much I immediately made three to hang in the windows in our sunroom. My camera battery is recharging but I'll definitely take a picture and send it to you. They were so easy and turned out great! Thanks for the instructions.

  8. Tina Eudora December 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm #

    Really stunning! I am going to give this a try and maybe sprinkle some glitter here and there too! What a wonderful and inexpensive decoration. Thanks for posting the directions!
    Tina xo

  9. Rhondi December 4, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Hi again Angela
    I posted about making the stars and told them where I got the idea so you may have a few people stopping by to take a look!

  10. Button Bird Designs December 5, 2011 at 1:51 am #

    Janet
    I just used regular computer paper. when i used the sheet music I cut it down to the same size. I haven't tried other sizes!
    Hope this helps!
    Angela

  11. Button Bird Designs December 5, 2011 at 1:52 am #

    Sandy
    Not sure about tissue paper! It might be a little flimsy. Give it a try and let me know!!!
    love
    Angela

  12. Button Bird Designs December 5, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    Rhondi!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Wow!
    I just checked out your blog and your stars are so pretty!!!! They look great hanging in your window. Going to make more tomorrow for my window!
    Thanks for the shout out!
    lots of love
    Angela

  13. Button Bird Designs December 5, 2011 at 1:54 am #

    Tina!
    You are so welcome! Send pics with the glitter!
    love
    Angela

  14. Good Time Charlie December 5, 2011 at 6:04 pm #

    This is just so darn cute. My 10 year old daughter (and her twin brother actually) would love to make these!! I am pinning it to add to my stuff to make for holidays. Thanks for sharing!

  15. Beth Moore Baker December 7, 2011 at 6:16 pm #

    I gotta say that I love these! I made several to hang up at work and also more for in my home:) Everyone at work keeps asking me how to make them and I've even had some people that I don't know see them through my office window and stop in to ask about them! Thanks for the fun and easy craft!!

  16. Carey December 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    I've been making these (and in various other renditions)for decorating at the Christmas Village Toy Store at church. And enlisting my friends ; ) So easy, so cheap, big enough to make a statement and recyclable to boot! Thanks for posting!

  17. DiddleDaddleDesigns December 9, 2011 at 12:28 pm #

    These are so pretty. Thanks for sharing the step by step.
    Teresa

  18. Sonnie December 9, 2011 at 9:55 pm #

    Holy moly! I LOVE THESE. Thanks for the tutorial! I am making one as soon as I get home!
    Sonnie

  19. Emily December 12, 2011 at 12:08 am #

    How gorgeous! I absolutely LOVE the one made out of sheet music. I actually went and made one as soon as I saw this post. (It's out of different colored cardstock. So pretty!) Veru glad the Nester posted this… I'm your newest follower! :)

  20. Irene December 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm #

    Hi all – found you via the Nester's site and saw your festive stars. All day at work, my fingers were itching until I got home and pulled my very puzzled son into the dining room where we made them. It was sooooooooooo much fun and everyone who has dropped by to visit has loved them too!!

  21. Sally December 22, 2011 at 8:22 pm #

    Oh my gosh. I am so excited. My best girl(13) and I just made some. I made mine out of 12×12 Christmas scrapbook paper in 2 coordinating patterns. I alternated my papers, and I LOVE the results. It's huge – but I have it hanging at my sliding door in the kitchen. Thanks for the tutorial!!! Merry, merry Christmas!

    p.s. Check it out: https://twitter.com/#!/sallykelly1/status/149947891232944128

  22. Tracy Snyder December 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm #

    oooh, so pretty!!! My daughter will love making these. I love that your daughter showed you how to make them.

  23. ambermarie May 9, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    What is the fabric you have hanging in the doorway? I love it! And, the stars are awesome!

  24. angie in the thick of it July 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm #

    these snowflakes/stars are AMAZING and it's july! i am so glad i just found this! i am in charge of our church's christmas party AGAIN this year and want to do a “White Christmas” theme. How about we make a bajillion of these and hang them from the ceiling?

    But that's enough about the stars… THAT CURTAIN! where? how? how much? why isn't it in my house right now? tell me.

  25. Mindy November 25, 2012 at 12:57 am #

    I really like the sheet music star !

    • angela November 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

      Thanks Mindy!!
      xoxo
      Angela

  26. Kerry @ Made For Real November 25, 2012 at 4:45 am #

    Angela, this is so creative! I love it. I did have to read thru the tutorial a coupe times, cuz I’m slow like that when it comes to snowflake-like tutorials…haha!!! That, and the fact that it’s 11:45 and I’m not in bed asleep may have something to do with it!!

    • Kerry @ Made For Real November 25, 2012 at 4:46 am #

      That would be the word “couple” … See what I mean?

      • angela November 25, 2012 at 12:49 pm #

        hahaha! You made me laugh out loud!
        xoxo
        Angela

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