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Giant Paper Bag Stars

By May 23, 2016 3 Comments

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I am always on the lookout for quick, easy, and cheap party decor. I love big dramatic lanterns and pendants that can be hung up, and I think a large display of some sort of design adds a ton of drama to a space! These Giant Paper Bag Stars are the perfect touch for any party. They are SO easy to make, and super affordable! You can hang them from string or attach them to a wall as a backdrop for photos. They are versatile, easy, and beautiful, and they are my new go-to for party decorations!

Perfect for party decorations any time of the year - giant paper bag stars. Mix and match colors to make a stunning feature wall for your next party, or hang your paper stars from the ceiling. Easy step by step instructions and a video tutorial will help you create the perfect stars.

Giant Paper Bag Stars

Everything you need to make giant paper bag stars (*note: this post contains affiliate links):

How To Make Paper Bag Stars

Each star requires 7 paper bags. I bought my bags in a  pack of 100 for about $7, which to me is a huge bang for my buck! One paper lantern or tissue pom costs normally $2-$5 compared to the cost of one paper star.

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The first step is to count out 7 paper bags.

Transform these bags into a giant star!

Once you have seven bags in a stack, make sure they are all facing the same direction. In other words, make sure the openings of the bags are at one end together. Then you will be ready to glue.

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Starting from the top of the bag, make a capital letter T with your glue. Then place your second bag on top.

Repeat the process so that all of the bags are glued together.

Once your bags are glued, you are ready to cut the tips of the star. Starting about 3 inches down, cut diagonally up from each side, so that a point forms in the middle.

Cut the point to make a star.

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Turn this into a star!

It’s time to assemble the star. You are going to make a capital T with hot glue on the outside of your stack of bags. Then, fan them out so that the two outsides bags on the stack connect and are now glued together.

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You have completed a star! Super easy.

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You could spray paint them or decorate them with glitter to add some color.  You can hang them from the ceiling, create a backdrop, or make an arch!

Perfect for party decorations any time of the year - giant paper bag stars. Mix and match colors to make a stunning feature wall for your next party, or hang your paper stars from the ceiling. Easy step by step instructions and a video tutorial will help you create the perfect stars.

Want more paper craft decoration ideas?
Check out our Giant Paper Flowers and grab the free template! 

This template is perfect for creating giant paper flowers!

About Leah Leatherby

Hi! My name is Leah Leatherby. I graduated from UC Davis with a BS in Textiles Marketing and Science. Since then, I have had two little ones; a 4 year old boy, and a 2 year old little girl. My life now consists of planning parties, baking cookies, and watching my kids. My husband has 75 first cousins alone, so we pretty much have an event every weekend! It keeps us busy, and lets me get my creative juices flowing.

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