48 Star Making Ideas (Christmas Star Crafts)
Stars have special meanings to different folks. Some star sayings that come to mind: When we are in love we have "stars in our eyes." We "see stars" after getting hit in the head. To "aim for the stars" is to set your goals high. We say "Bless your lucky stars" when something has turned out well. In anticipation of a great future, we say "Hitch your wagon to a star." "Star-crossed lovers" signifies a love that wasn't meant to be. "Thank your lucky stars" is to be thankful for the good things that you have or that happen.
I read a saying many years ago and it reminds me of how important "attitude" is. The saying is this: Two men stood at the prison bars. One saw mud and the other saw stars. I like to think that I'm like the one who was looking up and saw stars.
Read on to find some beautiful craft ideas, and soon you'll be seeing stars too!
1. Holiday Song Star Ornament
For the instructions to make the star craft shown above, go to Good Housekeeping. You'll need the sheet music to a favorite holiday song, which you could print at home.
2. Wrapped Star
The tutorial for making a wrapped star is found at Live Laugh Rowe. The pictures included in this tutorial make it very easy to understand the wrapping technique.
3. Plastic Canvas Star Garland
The stars in this garland are cut from plastic canvas. The instructions at DIY CANDY.com show how to attach the stars to the string lights to make the garland.
4. Driftwood Star
Anyone who lives near a shore where they can gather driftwood will be interested in this craft. The tutorial at the Handmade HOME shows how to make a beautiful driftwood star. Imagine this beauty on your mantel or on a shelf in your home.
5. Glitter Hairpins
You can make and give these glitter star hairpins to girls of any age and they will be thrilled with them. Making them is especially easy when following the tutorial at Home Heart Craft.
6. Salt Dough Star Ornaments
You'll get the recipe and the instructions for making salt dough star ornaments when you go to the meaningful mama site. The kids will love making these ornaments. Get out the paints and the glitter!!
7. Buttons and Pearls
The combination of buttons and pearls on these stars gives them an elegant look. For the tutorial to make these fancy stars, go to the primrose design site.
8. Beaded Star
Make this beautiful beaded star by following the instructions that you'll find at Christmas-Projects.com. Imagine a Christmas tree filled with sparkling stars.
9. Stars Wreath
When you need a last-minute Christmas decoration, consider making this beautiful stars wreath. You'll find the tutorial for this great craft at Little Birdie Secrets.
10. Christmas Tree Star Topper
Now you can use up some of the precious Christmas cards that you hate to part with by making a Christmas tree star topper with them. You can still enjoy the beauty of the cards for years to come. Use the instructions that are found at JENNY HARADA to make this tree topper.
11. Foam Star Christmas Tree
Different-sized foam stars make up this cute little Christmas tree. Find the instructions for making this project at All Kids NETWORK. This is a great kids' Christmas craft. They'll love it and so will you.
12. Patriotic Wooden Star
Make a beautiful wooden patriotic star by going to The Country Chic Cottage for the tutorial.
13. Recycled Christmas Card Star Ornament
14. Lacy Gold Paper Star
I think this star would be an outstanding ornament to hang from a chandelier. The gold paper would catch and reflect the lights. Find the instructions for this lacy gold paper star ornament at Craftideas.info.
15. 4th of July Star Banner
One way to show your patriotism is to display a banner on the 4th of July, but the banner can be displayed any time of year. I love the looks of these flag stars. Find the tutorial for making them at The frugal Girls.COM.
16. Clay Star Garland
Oven-baked clay and a pretty ribbon equal a fanciful star garland to hang from a mantel. I think these stars could also be made into cute necklaces by painting faces on the stars. Go to IRENE LOVES CRAFTS to find the instructions for this craft project.
17. Star Pillows
What makes these star pillows especially simple to make is that they are sewn using flannel on one side and cotton on the other—and the pillows are seamed on the outside, which means no turning is necessary.
18. Twig Stars
Sometimes the most common item can be made into an attractive ornament, and this project proves that. The instructions for making these twig stars can be found at Kelsey Inspired.
19. 5-Minute Paper Bag Star
20. 3D Foam Stars
Use fun foam or card stock paper to make these beautiful stars. Find all the information that you need to make these 3D stars by going to Fun EZ Crafts.
21. Beautiful Paper Stars
Don't get excited when you see that the instructions for this project (at CRAFT AND CREATIVITY) are written in a foreign language. Just keep scrolling down a bit and there is an English version. I love the looks of these stars!!
22. Moon and Star Mobile
Isn't this pretty? I can imagine this project painted in pastel colors and hanging in a baby's room. Very pretty! Find the instructions to make this mobile at Christmas-Projects.com.
23. Starry Night in Bethlehem
This art project is one fashioned after the Van Gogh painting Starry Night. You'll find the tutorial for this art class project at Kids & Glitter. This is an outstanding project using oil pastels.
24. Wooden Glitter Star
Make this wooden star in whatever size fits your purpose. Find the tutorial for making this wooden star at Christmas-Projects.com. A great Christmas project.
25. Christmas Stars
26. Fuzzy Star Ornaments
You'll be surprised how easy these fuzzy star ornaments are to make—they look like they could take lots of time. Find the instructions for making these ornaments at Craftideas.info.
27. Star Attraction
Little kids love the Christmas story about the birth of Jesus, so they really enjoyed making this art project in my class. Find the patterns and directions for this project at Kids & Glitter.
28. Metal Stars
Cake pans are great for making these stars, as you will find out when you follow the instructions given at thrive. A very impressive project!!
29. Star of David
A great project for the kids, done using craft sticks. Find the instructions for making these Star of David garlands at PunkTorah.
30. Starry Magic Wands
Every little princess needs a starry magic wand to do her bidding. The sequins on the wand are an added frill.
31. Lighted Pine Cone Star
This lighted pine cone star is a real beauty. You'll find a great pictured tutorial to help you make this project.
32. Mini Transparent Stars
On the Craftideas.info site they not only have the template and instructions for how to make these stars, but they also have suggestions for uses for them. A very nice classroom project.
33. Star-Etched Mason Jar
A grouping of these jars with a little Christmas greenery and a few small Christmas balls would make a beautiful centerpiece. Find the instructions for making these etched jars at Soap Deli News.
34. Star Santa
Any time you are making Santa crafts the kids will be more than happy to help. This project by Buggy and Buddy is one that the kids will love helping with. Easy and fun!!
35. How to Make a Perfect Star With One Cut
36. Hanging Moon and Stars
37. Twine Star
Make and display this shabby chic star decoration on your mantle, porch, deck, or patio. You'll find the easy instructions on the LOWE’S site.
38. Felt Star Garland
Be sure to sew a button on both sides of the stars if you want to hang your garland on the Christmas tree. Find the instructions for making this easy-to-do project at Songbird.
39. Origami Stars
Here is a nice selection of different styles of origami stars to make. Make a galaxy of them for a child's or baby's room. Use pastels in a baby's room and bright primary colors for a child's room. Find the instructions on how to make these origami stars at bloomize.
40. Star Ornament
This is a sewing project for those who like to sew their ornaments for Christmas. The instructions for making these star ornaments can be found at Craftideas.info.
41. Patchwork Stars
A sewing project that will have you seeing stars. I love these colorful patchwork stars. You can make some of them by following the instructions shown on the BLONDEDESIGN site.
42. Glitter Stars
After you cut out and assemble the poster board stars, the kids will love helping add glue and glitter to make the stars beautiful for the Christmas tree. The directions for this project can be found at Rosy Creations.
43. Soda Can Star Garland
Making a star garland using soda cans is a new way to recycle aluminum cans in a useful way. I'm sure that the stars will reflect the Christmas tree lights in a beautiful way. Learn how to make this soda can garland by going to My Naptime Crafts for instructions.
44. Star of Bethlehem Favor Box
Make these little favor boxes to add to your holiday table setting. You'll find out how to make the star boxes by going to the (easy) Paper Crafts site for templates and instructions.
45. Super Simple Paper Stars
You'll enjoy making lots of these super simple paper stars when you follow the instructions given at the Gathering Beauty site.
46. Giant Lighted Star
Have you ever wanted to display a giant star but didn't know how to make one? Find a tutorial at LITTLE bit FUNKY.
47. Yarn Star Ornament
This yarn star ornament is so simple and beautiful in its simplicity: just wrapped yarn and a hanging pom pom.
48. Star Treatment
The toilet paper rolls used in making this project really did get the star treatment. If I hadn't read the tutorial I would never believe it.
More Star and Holiday Crafts
- 50 Awesome Angel Crafts
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- 40+ Beautiful Nativity Craft Ideas
These are the best Nativity crafts ideas using craft sticks, wooden doll pegs, paper, clay, clay pots, crochet, and more—and they're great for both kids and adults.
- DIY Craft Tutorial: How to Make a Rustic Star From Twigs or Sticks
You can easily make rustic twig stars for decorating your home using sticks from your yard! These simple stars are the perfect decoration for your home, front door, or garden. These stars can also be embellished and used for wedding or party décor.
- Paper Strip Folding: How to Make Origami Lucky Stars
This is a popular paper strip folding activity. It is one of the easiest origami to learn and it is addictive too. Teach the children how to make origami stars and they will be busy for hours and hours.
© 2013 Loraine Brummer