I love a craft project that comes together in just minutes (literally!). These fun paper bag stars are perfect for stringing on garlands for the Fourth of July, but they would be equally fantastic used during the Christmas season as holiday ornaments, as centerpieces at birthday parties or informal weddings, or really any gathering under the sun where you want to make a big impact with just a small investment of time and money. Continue reading for the easy tutorial for how to make some DIY paper bag stars of your own!
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To Make DIY Paper Bag Stars, You Will Need…
- Flat Paper Bags (These paper cookie bags from Amazon are absolutely perfect for this project–inexpensive, high quality, and they come in a ton of different colors and designs!)
- Adhesive Roller
For each star you wish to make, set aside 9 paper bags. With the front of the bag facing up, apply two lines of adhesive in an inverted “T” shape, with one line down the center of the bag, and the other running across the lower (closed) edge of the bag, as indicated by the arrows below. Press the second bag directly on top of the first, aligning the outer edges and corners, pressing firmly to secure. Continue applying adhesive and stacking on the remaining 7 bags in a similar fashion until you have a stack of 9 attached bags.
Use scissors to cut a point through all layers at the open end of the stack.
Apply another “T” of adhesive along the center and lower edges of one side of the trimmed stack of bags, as indicated by the arrows below.
Insert one hand into either of the outside open ends of the stack. Open the stack up and form it into a circle until the two ends meet, pressing firmly together to secure with the adhesive.
See a handy video demonstration of how these paper bag stars come together below!
Isn’t that easy? Once you make just one of these adorable paper bag stars, you will probably want to make a dozen (or more!).
Before you go, make sure to check out some of my other favorite patriotic projects!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.