How to Make a 3D Paper Star

How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!


Stars are wonderful symbols
for so many seasons and uses.

You can make 

big, bold, beautiful 3 dimensional stars

like you see in ~this post~

to brighten any party,
room, patio or deck
with this

3D Paper Star Tutorial

Here are the directions:





Start with a square of paper any size.
I make mine with 12x12 card stock paper
so that they are extra firm and sturdy.

In this tutorial, we cut down 
8.5 x 11 card stock to an 8.5 square. 


You can use regular paper or other craft papers.
Half the fun is choosing the
paper style and pattern!
My love of paper shows up in
other party projects like these

How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Once you have your square,
place your paper in front of you with the
pattern or "good" side up facing you, 
and the back side down.
1. Fold the paper in half (pattern side in),
making a good crease on the back side.
2. Unfold and repeat in the other direction,
pattern side still in.

How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!
Now, unfold your paper, and flip 
it over so the back side is facing you.
3. Fold it in half diagonally (back side in), 
making a good crease on the pattern side.
4. Unfold and repeat in the other direction,
pattern side still out.

How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

5. Unfold and you will see
a star shape starting to emerge,
with creased peaks on the patterned side,
and creased troughs.
6. Pencil in a cutting line
half way up each of the trough creases,
and snip.

How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Now, flip your paper over so the
back side is facing up. 
7.  Fold the snipped edge to the center crease.
The snipped "flap" should reach the center 
crease if you snipped far enough in.
Repeat on the other side so that
you form a point.
8.  Repeat all the way around the star
until you have all four points.

Now you're going to glue 
those flaps together.
Here's where you get to decide
how flat or peaked your star will be.
The smaller the overlap,
the flatter the star.
You can squeeze the flaps together
until they almost completely overlap
to create a star that really pops out!

Hot glue the flaps together,
or use a heavy-duty double-sided
tape if your star is from card stock paper.
Regular glue should suffice on
regular paper.


How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!
If you will be hanging your star,
I recommend this paper clip trick.
Hot glue a little looped end
securely into one point so that 
later you can affix string.

Now you have created one side of your star.
Repeat this process for the other side.

You can use the very same paper,
or mix and match patterns like I did


How to Make a 3D Paper Star. #papercrafts | Tutorial at I Gotta Create!

Where and how do you plan on
using your fancy-schmancy 

2-sided, 3D Paper Stars?



Note: small stars will need to be made with
regular paper as card stock will be too bulky.


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