Paper Christmas Decorations

I recently checked out a few Martha Stewart Christmas craft books from the library.  They are FULL of wonderful ideas and how-to’s.  I really loved the Paper Stars and Tassels she made.  I tried my hand at them and this is what I came up with.

Aren’t they great!!??
This is how I made them, with a little help from Martha. 
I took some printer paper and construction paper and folded it according style like this.  You can use any kind of paper and it does not have to be a perfect square.  Rectangles work just fine as well.

Fold your paper in half like this to find the center. 

Staple the center together.

Cut a design into the paper.
Carefully unfold and fan it out.  Tape all the ends together.
This is how I cut the red star.
I used two different colors for the tassel.  I glued the tops of the papers together with stick glue.  Then I cut strips leaving about an inch at the top uncut.
I rolled the tassel up and secured it with a piece of tape.  Then I added a small strip of the other color to the top of the tassel
I cut strips to make the chain.  I secured each link with tape.
When I attached the chain to the tassel (which is a bit tricky) I noticed that it was A LOT smaller and looked a bit odd. 
So, when I made the red and green one I first measured with my hand like this to make sure I cut the strips about the same size.
I cut the strips to this size.
It worked!! They fit better this way.
So, what do you think?  I LOVE them and I especially love that they cost me NOTHING as I had all the supplies already! 

Thanks for stopping by! 

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26 thoughts on “Paper Christmas Decorations”

  1. Hey girly girl,, my son is TOTALLY into paper crafts, and I bet if I asked him to decorate the whole house in these, he would, lol. This looks easy and cute, and I just may ask him to get to work, lol. Thanks for linking up to **Amaze me August** Bella 🙂

  2. SO fun! I think this will be a fun family craft! Thank you for sharing!Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  3. So cute! Love 'em. Great tutorial, too! Thanks for sharing.I hope you can join my vintage tag giveaway going on now! Merry Christmas!

  4. That tassle is absolutely my favorite thing! I don't know what it is but I really love it…thank you for linking up an posting the Orphaned no more button!

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