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Easy Paper Crafts: 8 Point Star


Inspired by an appliqué design, this paper crafts 8 point star is fun and easy to make. It looks pretty under a candle and could easily be used as a simple coaster too. Or, make several and hang as decorations.

Take a look at this pretty red and white star under a votive candle.

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star red and white with a white votive candle

Let's take a look at the simple materials and tools for this project.

Easy Paper Crafts: 8 Point Star Materials and Tools:

 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star materials and tools

The Steps for How to Make the Easy Paper Crafts: 8 Point Star:

Print the Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star Pattern.

Cut out the octagon and diamond shapes from the pattern.

The full star shows how the points should fit together.

Select the papers for the various shapes.

The octagon should be the same color as the most dominant color in the other shapes.

Its color will show where the edges don't match perfectly.  

(And, they don't. Either the cuts won't be perfect or the glue slips. Don't worry about it, just have fun.) 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star step 1 print pattern and cut out shapes

Use the pattern to identify and mark the center of the octagon.

I used the point of the pencil to push a point through the center. 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star step 2 mark center of the octagon

Start with a medium point.

Glue its center point to the center marked on the octagon shape.

The ends of the diamond shapes can be confused, especially the medium shapes.

Place the pattern pieces on top of the paper shapes to remind you which end is the center.

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star step 3 glue first point

Glue a small diamond adjacent to the first medium point with its center at the center of the octagon. 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star step 4 add second point

Next, glue a large diamond next to the small shape matching edges and centers.

Continue alternating the shapes until the 8 point star is complete. 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star step 5 glue remaining points

Take a look at the finished red and white easy paper crafts 8 point star. 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star finished red and white star

Red and green construction paper makes the next 8 point star.

The large and medium diamond shapes are red, and the small shapes are green. 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star finished red and green star

A green candle rests on the red and green star. 

Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star red and green star with green candle

 

These stars would be pretty under different sizes of pillar candles as a table centerpiece.

Or, put them under several different sizes of candles on a mirrored tray.

Use gold or silver wrapping paper to  make shiny stars. Glue additional paper to the back of the star if the wrapping paper is not sturdy enough.

Chain several of the stars together to make a garland.

Add a star to a package as a gift tag.

Most of all, have fun!

Make this inexpensive, fast and Easy Paper Crafts 8 Point Star for fun and sparkle any time of the year.


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