Paper Star Ornaments




Here I am after a long break of nearly three months or more due to lack of time,Still on and off I have been checking on instructables unfortunately I missed out a lot of great contest which I could not take part.

Christmas is around the corner. It is high time to make star ornaments for decoration.These beautiful paper star ornaments can be placed anywhere ,specially to hang them on the christmas tree, table deco or even glue it on to a presant. All you need is colorful craft papers.I have made two ornaments with plain colored papers.Striped,decorated papers will look really awesome.

Grab your craft papers and start right away...

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Updated see step 8

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Step 1: Requirements

Colored computer papers of your choice

Pair of scissor



A lid

small coin

Strong thread

Needle with a big eye

2 sequins

Step 2: Draw and Cut

Using the lid draw the circles and cut out about 10-14 of them.

Step 3: Fold and Cut

The diameter of a circle is almost 3 inches.

Fold it in half,and then again twice more into half.Each time you fold crease the edges.

When you open it out,you get 8 segments.keep a small coin in the middle and draw the outline.I have used a 2 € cent for this diameter.

Cut along the black lines upto the drawn circle.

Step 4: Make Little Paper Cones

Take a sharp pointed pencil keep it in the middle in one of the segment,in one corner apply a little bit glue, slowly roll the paper onto the pencil from one side to the otherside making a sharp point and glue it.Please refer pictures as you will understand easily.

Step 5: Make Loads

I have used 10 stars to make one ornament, this is more than enough for a nice size.If you want you can add up a few more stars,

Step 6: Attaching Sequin to the 1st Stars

Use a hard string which you can pass it through the needle.I have used crochte thread which is too thin,so it is doubled.Thread a sequin ( a bead is also fine)on to the middle of the thread ,fold the thread into two and pass both ends through the needle.Image 1.

On the first star pass the needle from the middle of the right side pulling it out from the wrong side.The Sequin will be at the bottom of the right side.

Step 7: Assemble Stars

The first star is upside down .Over it keep assembling the rest of the 10 stars pricking in the middle from the wrong side and coming out from the right side.Once completed last of all thread in a sequin on to the middle.

Now seperate the two strings and slowley, very carefully pull the two strings very firmly until all the star points get together,do a simple knot twice which will keep them together.

Step 8: Updated Deco


This idea was in my mind,but did not have the time to do this decoration.Today I did another too stars and have uploaded the pictures with these options.


1) You can spray paint the cone ends before assembling the star. (White images)

2) Spray paint the stars a little bit here and there.

3)Paste little beads over the pointed cone or decorate with fabric paints.When you do this the tiny little hole at the end will get covered.

Step 9: Admire!

Don't you think this is really cute?

Comments are most welcome !

Thank you for taking time to view my Project.

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    40 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Having seen how you made these I remember making BIG ones in elementary school so this works on a larger scale as well if you want a huge ornament. Thank you for the instructable and the reminder!


    4 years ago on Introduction

    Beautiful ornaments! I would have never guessed that they were made this way, so cool!

    Ooh, pretty. I really like the multicoloured one. I might try making some of these when I can get some coloured paper. I just threw out almost all of my paper, and some other supplies, that were in the basement, because they got wet. :(

    1 reply

    4 years ago

    This took some fiddling to get used to just the right amount of glue, but was an interesting trial. Here is my first attempt using construcrion paper and Elmers school glue. I may try a hot glue gun or glue stick next time. Can't wait to try different materials like foil wrapping paper, parchment, or felt. Anyone have any suggestions?

    2 replies

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Wow! looks really great.Actually there should not be any tiny holes on the point.Infact in mine also there are tiny holes as I was in a hurry to publish and did it very quickly.I have updated with some options.have a look on step 8.Any thin paper would do as long as it sticks .


    Reply 4 years ago

    Yep. The project started with littler fingers involved, but patience grew quickly tired of rolling! I love the look of the star with the dots on the end. Thank you so much for the advice and the great walk through Instructable!


    4 years ago on Step 9

    Love this! Your steps are very concise and easy to follow. Thank you so very much for sharing this lovely star craft!

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    4 years ago on Step 7

    Thank you for this. My mother made a half dozen of these as Christmas ornaments in 1952. They are still around and still beautiful. I didn't want to take one apart to figure it out, so again, thank you.