When I throw a party, I want it to be as festive as possible. I’m a woman that shows my love and affection through crafting for friends and family (and I know that many of you do the same thing). Last year, when my second “baby” graduated from high school, we threw a graduation party at home for her. To save money and to show my love, I made my own DIY Paper Star Decorations. They’re very easy to create and make a large, festive impact. And best of all, my baby loved the star decorations.
These DIY paper star decorations were a big hit with my baby and with our guests. In fact, one of my friends borrowed the stars after our party to use at her own party the following weekend. I took that has a huge compliment.
These paper star decorations are super easy to make. It took about 4 minutes to make each star, plus drying time for the glue. The paper lunch bags are inexpensive so this is a frugal way to decorate for a party.
After the party, you can even fold the paper bag stars up and save them for your next party. If you don’t want to save them for yourself, you can donate them to your local Head Start center, senior center, domestic abuse or homeless shelter.
DIY Paper Star Decorations
- Paper Lunch Bags – Paper lunch bags come many different colors. Choose a color to coordiante with your party theme. You’ll need 8 bags for each star.
- Extra Strength Glue Stick
- Craft Ribbon – Choose a coordinating ribbon color.
- Hole Punch
Step 1 – Stack 8 paper sacks on top of each other and cut a point on the open end.
Step 2 – Run a line of glue down the center of a bag and place the next bag on top. Press the bags together well. Continue until all 8 bags are glued together. Be sure to keep all the bags facing the same direction (all the bottom folds up or down).
Step 3 – Open the bags up like an accordion and glue the star closed. With the hole punch, punch holes in the final point that you just glued together.
Step 4 – Lace a piece of ribbon through the punched hole. Be sure to determine how long you need the ribbon to be to tie the stars in place.
Tie the paper bag star decorations in place using the ribbon. If you tie a bow, it’s simple to remove the stars after the party and reuse them later.
These stars make quite a big impact for an investment of just minutes in making them. Each star is approximately 22 inches across and costs less than a dollar each.
What party or celebration do you have coming up? Try making these DIY paper star decorations and impress your friends and family with happy, festive party decor.
I’m a mom of 3, a veteran and military spouse. I’ve moved into 20+ homes all around the world. My passion is helping busy people make the space and time for what’s really important to them.