I usually don’t decorate much for the 4th of July, but this year I decided to make this DIY Paper Stars for 4th of July Garland. This festive craft is a simple paper project, and it will dress up any door or wall for the holidays.
Are you ready for the Fourth of July?
Since it is a busy time of year for our family, I wanted to come up with a project that isn’t too difficult to make. So, for this paper project, all you have to do is a print, cut, fold, thread the ribbon, and you have a patriotic garland ready for the Fourth of July.
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So, as a kid, I loved origami and anything to do with paper. Well, I still love paper projects (check out my other leaf garland DIY), and this DIY paper stars for 4th of July is right up my alley. Just a few folds and you have a three-dimensional paper star that is ready to make into a cute garland.
But, let’s talk about my friend’s 4th of July projects before we get to my tutorial.
Some Great 4th of July Projects!
Tauni | Tauni Everett
I’ve seen these fun garlands, and it is on my list of projects to try. I love how Tauni decorated her mantel with her Fourth of July of Garland It is so colorful and festive.
Ashley | Modern Glam
Ashley’s porch is so adorable, and she has it decorated year round with the best seasonal decor. Love her Patriotic Front Porch I seriously contemplated creating a paper version of her wreath on her door.
Jen | Tatertots, and Jello
So happy Jen joined us with her Fourth of July Flag and Flower Wreath. Her mantel is always so beautifully decorated with such a fantastic eye for detail.
Leslie | My 100 Year Old Home
Ok, Leslie’s wooden crates are the cutest! I love her Fourth of July Paper Napkin Wooden Crate and so happy she joined us for my DIY paper stars for 4th of July garland blog post.
DIY Paper Stars for 4th of July Garland
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I’m posting the tutorial a little differently this time. Instead of showing how to make this easy star garland, I’m sharing my tutorial in a video. I’ve been playing around with video production, and I thought it would be fun to make one for this project. I hope you don’t mind. So, start the video below, and you’ll be on your way to creating this 4th of July garland.
A few little notes about this DIY project.
Folding the star to get the creases can be a bit confusing. The folds in the space in between the points look like valleys and the folds from point to point, appear like mountains.
Here is the 4th of July Video Tutorial
I feel that that most challenging part of this DIY paper stars for the 4th of July garland is the threading and knotting of the ribbon. I did measure and space in between the stars, and that was a bit time-consuming. The knots are optional, but I felt it needed that little bit of interest, and also the stars aren’t apt to move around.
I’m confident I freaked out my neighbors again since the 4th of July isn’t for another month. Oh well, the stores like Target are carrying 4th of July decor, so I’m not alone on my holiday decorating. I could think of it this way, and I will enjoy the holidays a little bit longer than everyone else.
If you are starting to plan like me for the Fourth of July, maybe you need some recipe ideas?
This Blueberry Buckle recipe is a perfect summer dessert and so easy to make. Gosh, seeing this photo makes me want to bake it right now!
Ok, back to my DIY paper stars for 4th of July garland post.
I know that you can buy an inexpensive garland at Target, but I wanted to make something that would match my front porch and had a little bit of charm. I’m never happy with the store-bought items. My friends laugh that I always look at something in the stores and say, “I can make that!” But, I guess as long as I have this need to create, I will be sharing my projects over here.
Enjoy your summer and this DIY paper stars for the 4th of July garland project. I hope to post a few more 4th of July projects this year, so make sure to come back. In the meantime, have a lovely weekend and happy crafting!