3D Christmas Star

My grandmother's house always had this picture I loved, but it was not drawn or painted. It was cut from paper. It was a picture created by folding paper and cutting out shapes to form a scene. That peaked my interest in paper crafts, and this is one that I learned around the time I fell in love with the concept. This 3D Christmas star looks tricky but is as simple as drawing and cutting straight lines.

To begin, you will need one piece of cardstock paper, a ruler, a pencil, scissors, an eraser, and a piece of string.

Fold the paper in half. Then sketch out half of a star with the paper crease at the bottom.

Draw a "spine" at the center of the star. Then draw three smaller stars within your original star, making sure to avoid the spine area you just drew.

Keeping the paper folded, cut out the initial star. Then cut the three inner stars up to the spine, leaving the spine intact.

Unfold the star and bend the ribs of the star, alternating forwards and backwards to create a 3D shape.

Punch a hole at the top and pull string through. Your ornament is ready to hang on the tree!

Looking for other paper ornament ideas? Check out my woven heart basket. And don't forget to find the perfect hygge holiday gift this season!

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