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Recycling Cardboard Boxes - Country Stars

There is something natural and simple about cardboard boxes and one seems to always have a couple lying around. This time a box side was used to create stars which make charming Christmas ornaments for a country tree.

Country Stars

 

 

 

 

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For this project you will need:

- a cardboard box that is still easy to cut with scissors or with a craft knife
- fabric remnants - here a fabric from Westfalenstoffe (a German company which makes lovely country looking fabrics)
- old buttons
- stick glue
- craft glue
- fishing thread or nylon thread for hanging if you use these as ornaments

Craft Pattern:

Dimensional 5-Pointed Star

Star Template

Instructions for one star:

1. Print out th star template or use a star pattern of your choice and in two sizes so that one can fit nicely onto the other. Glue the patterns on a piece of cereal box and cut the stars out. Now you have a stable templates to trace around. Especially if you plan to make lots of these, the stable template is very helpful. Trace the star shapes now onto a cardboard box cut the stars out.
2. Also trace the smaller of the two stars on the backside of your fabric and cut it out. Use stick glue and glue the fabric star onto the small cardboard star.
3. Use craft glue and glue buttons now onto the star.

 

 

 

Country Stars 1
Create lots of these at the cost of practically nothing.

Country Stars 2
The stars can also be used as package toppers or even as embellishments for Christmas cards, tags or scrapbook pages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Selection of Christmas and Winter Paper Crafts

Paper Bag Snowflakes

Lacy Paper Star Christmas Tree Ornament

Woven Paper Christmas Hearts Mobile

Woven Paper Christmas Heart Ornaments

Country Stars

Dimensional Paper Snowflakes

Dimensional 5-Pointed Stars Using Scrapbook Paper

Origami 3-D Lilac Colored Paper Stars

German Paper Stars (Froebel Sterne)

Scrapbook Paper Snowflake or Star

Paper Transparent Origami Star 2

Paper Angel Ornament

Christmas Paper Star Decorations

Finnish Paper Star

Mini-Paper Origami Star Project

Paper Transparent Origami Star 1

Translucent Origami Paper Star 3

Transparent Star 4

Transparent Star 5

Craft Corrugated Cardboard Stars

Christmas Star Plant Poke

3-D Origami Paper Stars

 

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