Monday, July 8, 2013

Patriotic 3D Star

Good Monday Morning Bloggers!

Hope you all had a fantastic 4th of July holiday weekend.

Metal Barn Stars have gained popularity over the past few years. I never purchased one as a home decor piece, but always loved the simple country look.

I found a tutorial on how to make them with paper and thought they would make great 4th of July decorations.

Cut large stars on white cardstock using a Silhouette SD.

Score the stars using a Scoreboard.
mountain folds on points, valley folds between points

Cut HPOP's to fit into the spaces. A little bit of measuring never hurt anyone, right?
HPOP's cut and adhered to both sides of large stars

I used Wheel and Sprocket red and Steppin' Out blue HPOP's (half pounds of paper).

When I completed my cuts, I had some scraps left over. I discovered that those pieces when placed side by side, created the exact same shape. I was able to create a second star with the left overs.
scraps matched up and ready to be adhered

Attach the 2 sides together using hot glue.
side view of stars 

Michael Strong star stamped and embossed for embellishment

Add a white wax linen thread loop between the stars for hanging.
great for holiday decorating

These stars are fun to make and if you don't want to bother with all the measuring,  grab your favorite Club Scrap stamps and decorate them however you like.

Enjoy your week!



  1. Ooo these would be really cute for Christmas! You need to pin this!

  2. really cute Julie - right Janet - Christmas presents!!

  3. Love those stars for any time of year! They'd be fun on my new back porch!

  4. Fun Julie - so of course you are doing stars for every holiday!!

  5. This is such a fun project, Julie. I have those instructions pinned, too, but never got to it. Now I have even more incentive!

  6. Great project Julie, and thanks for sharing.

  7. Great project, Julie! You always come up with fun ideas for monday. This time you reach for the stars.

  8. Julie, those are adorable! They also appear to be rather easy to make. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Great stars, Julie. Are they two sided? Or could you adapt the design to two sides?

    1. Yes they are. I thought I had added a side view shot. I may need to update that.


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