There are things in life that just add the right touch class to a room. This DIY Star Garland probably isn’t one of those things. But it does add a whole lot of fun and whimsy to my little girls room, and I love the way it looks stretched from one end of the wall to the other.
And for about $10 or less depending on the paper you use and the supplies on hand, you can make your very own star garland.
DIY STAR GARLAND
- Glitter cardstock or any kind of thicker cardstock in finishes or colors that you prefer. (I bought a 3 sheets of minty green glitter cardstock, 3 sheets of gold glitter cardstock, and 3 sheets of white shiny cardstock.)
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Fishing line
- 2 sizes of star shapes to cut out. (I bought 1 star shape from the Silhouette store and just made it a different size using the software. But if you don’t have a craft cutter machine like a Silhouette or Cricut you can always print of two sizes of star shapes and trace them onto the backs of the glitter cardstock and then cut them out by hand. The process would be long yes, but it would get the job done.)
- Use your craft cutter to cut out the two sizes of stars. Try to cut out as many star shapes as possible from each sheet of paper.
- You will use two of the same color, same size stars to make one star on the garland. That way both the front and back will be showing the glittered cardstock.
- Once all of your stars are cut you will lay one down on a flat surface glitter side/shiny side down. Then put your fishing line in the center of your star and squeeze out some hot glue right over it. Put the second star over the top of it (glitter side up of course), making sure to line up all of the sides and points of both stars.
- Then use hot glue to stick each of the points together. This way there won’t be any gaps showing along the edges of the stars.
- Continue gluing stars down the length of your fishing line, spacing them out every few inches. And make sure you vary them in size and color.
- Once all of your stars are on the fishing line, carefully make a loop at each end of the fishing line so that you will be able to hang the star garland from hooks.
- I used small white hooks that screw into the ceiling since we had them on hand.
- And you might want someone to help you carry the garland from one room to the next so it doesn’t get tangled up. (not that I’m speaking from experience or anything. It’s not like it took me 20 minutes to untangle the garland. Nope, that didn’t happen to me at all.)
- And last thing you have to do is, vacuum. Because that glitter will be EVERYWHERE…
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