DIY 3D Cardboard Stars {Tutorial}

I have wanted to make these for so long! Many years! I've always seen them in magazines, or metal versions being sold for ridiculously high prices so I knew I wanted to recreate my own! I love how they've turned out! I wish I had the time to make more! Let me know what you think!

You Will Need:
* Cardboard (I used a cereal box)
* Ruler
* Scissors
* Paint
* Star template
* Glitter 
* Pencil

1. First you will need your star template. Draw a star, or trace, print a template onto white paper. Trace that star onto your cardboard boxes. Since I used cereal boxes, my template needed to fit into A4. But go ahead, if you're being adventurous, you could make huge stars!

2. Cut out the outline of your cardboard stars.

(Let me just say..I am awful and I never take photos whilst actually doing the DIY's! Please forgive me, and I hope you can work out what I mean!)

3. Now you need to draw a line from the middle of each tip, (on the side you want to see) through the middle of the star to the other side. Do this for every single point. 

4. Open your scissors and score (not cut) along the lines you just drew.

5. Next, you need to fold along your score lines to give the star a 3D effect. Fold the lines that are in the centre of the points outwards, and fold the lines either side of this line..inwards. 

Trust me, once you figure out the fold, it all makes sense. It's just a bit tricky. 

6. Now you can paint & decorate your stars anyway you wish!

I went with simple white paint & silver glitter! :)

I am linking up over the next four weeks with Jemma from Thimbleandtwig & Fee from OneOfEachMeandMineWe would love to have you join us and link up any seasonal craft posts, new or old, for little or large ones, to help celebrate the magic of Winter. Find out more about this here

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