Star Garland DIY

I’m so excited it’s time for holiday crafting! Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year and I finally have an apartment that’s completely mine and I can decorate every room exactly how I want it. This project is super simple and can be used to decorate pretty much any room.

What you’ll need:

  • silver or gold scrapbook paper
  • christmas lights (I used battery powered led lights)
  • possibly some string or white yarn
  • scissors
  • glue
  • hole punch

First, you need to cut stars out of your scrapbook paper. I found that it was easiest to do this by first cutting out squares and then drawing stars on the back of the paper. (I’m so bad at making stars, always have been, please don’t judge me). Not all your stars need to be the same size, but you should have at least two of each size so that you can glue the backs together.

Once you have enough stars to cover each light in your strand, glue the pairs of stars together so that the backs don’t show. Then punch holes in the middle of each star. I used a little decorative hole punch, but depending on the size of your lights you could even just use scissors.

Fit each star onto a light, and tie it on with string or yarn if necessary. Mine actually stayed on fine without it though.

Done! The lights look so cool shining off the glitter. I think I might even make a few more strands!

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  1. So pretty!

  2. Wauw that’s so nice !! Great DIY, thank you !

    – Fashion Ramble

  3. Oh my I love this idea!! And that glitter card is exceptionally magic!! I think I may just use this idea this Christmas seeing as I can’t put up my tree due to kitten destruction!!