There ‘s something about working with paper that I just love. Although I like to sew, I’m also really glad that I discovered paper craft too. This Christmas we added a huge paper star to our bay window so I was pretty excited to see a paper star kit along with my monthly Mollie Makes magazine.
Regular readers will know that every month I challenge myself to make the Mollie Makes magazine cover gift. I’ve subscribed since it first came out and
have had a drawer full of unopened kits – but no more! I’ve been making more time for grown up crafting and I love to make the kits and hopefully try something new.
Crafting pretty paper stars
The paper star decorations kit came in Mollie Makes issue 99 and included a wooden template and 4 designs of patterned paper.
I like working with paper and couldn’t wait to make my stars. I drew around the template, scored along the lines and made the valley and mountain folds.
Then I started to push the paper into a star shape. It was a bit of trial and error and I found the best way was to glue the paper star together then push it into shape.
It was pretty fiddly and tested my patience. I imagined 12 paper stars hanging up in the window but I actually only made 4!
If I had more patience I would have threaded them with string and hung them up, but I didn’t. I was happy to try something new but there is only so much free time!
Here are some of my previous makes from Mollie Makes magazine but you can check out all of them here:
Felt Party Bear
Kitsch Festive Loom Kit
Embroidered Necklace Kit
Toucan Keyring Kit
Paper Ice Lollies
Spring Bunny Plushie Kit
Cross stitch wooden banner kit
Pom pom love birds kit
Floral Hoop Kit
Reindeer Tree Decoration