How to make a Scandinavian star ornament tutorial
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How to make a Scandinavian star ornament tutorial

How to make a Scandinavian star ornament tutorial. Scandinavian Star ornament step by step. How to make Swedish Christmas star decoration out of paper.

How to make a Scandinavian star ornament tutorial

If you are looking for DY Christmas star decorations ideas, this beautiful Scandinavian ornament will add cheer and cosy vibe to your home. Place it in the window, on the door, or near the Christmas tree and will compliment perfectly the festive decor.

There are many reasons why you might want to make your own Scandinavian Christmas star. Perhaps you want to save money or challenge your DIY skills, or why not sell it on etsy and make some extra money for Christmas. Whatever the reason, once you learn how to make your own Christmas paper star, you can experiment with different type of paper colour and patterns. Check the photos below to see how cool this Christmas star looks with white paper.

Of course, you can decorate your home with Scandinavian paper star ornament all year around, not just at Christmas season. You can even use these beautiful paper stars to decorate the wedding backdrop, or other events and will surely surprise your guests and save you plenty of money. Besides, these 3D paper stars are elegant and will turn your photos into real art.

How to make a Scandinavian star ornament tutorial

To make the Scandinavian star ornament you need just a few simple materials that can be found around the house.

  • Brown paper roll
  • Scissor
  • Hot glue, or any other glue
  • A4 paper (27 sheets), or you can use roll craft paper
  • A piece of thread for making the hanger
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing thread to connect all the paper parts

If you want to skip the glue part, you can use a basic stapler ( the disadvantage of using a stapler to connect the paper piece is that the metal staples will be visible, while the glue will he hidden from visual).

If you prefer you can watch the video tutorial on our YouTube channel CreativeGiantHands here is the video tutorial for Swedish paper star.

Let’s start making this beautiful Scandinavian advent star:

Step 1

I’ve used brown paper, to make these Scandinavin star decoration, but you can choose your own colour, or make the star with 2 or 3 different colours at once.

Step one of making the Scandinavian paper star

Fold the paper in half

Draw the shape of the star now. To speed up this process, I recommend to get our templates from our etsy shop. Once you have the templates, you can place them on paper, trace the shape of the template into your paper and from there you will need to cut the shape out.

Now basically you have the paper pattern and you just need to glue them together. Further down you can follow the step by step process, to make the perfect Scandinavian Christmas star.

Draw the shape of the star

Draw the shape on the other side of the paper so it will be easier to cut it

draw the shape on the other side of the paper so it will be easier to cut it

This is the pattern of the Scandinavian paper star

This is the pattern of the Scandinavian paper star

Now we start folding it until it becomes like an accordion.

Now we start folding the paper until it becomes similar to an accordion

Repeat the process until you create 9 pieces of paper

Repeat the process until you create 9 pieces of paper

Make hole in it so that the thread can be inserted to connect 9 pieces together as shown next. use a metal hole puncher to make a hole at the bottom of the paper.

use a metal hole puncher to make a hole at the bottom of the paper

Step 2

Now we will join the ends of all 9 pieces and seal it with glue.

DIY Swedish paper star

See pictures below of how your paper star should look like:

  1. Make sure to create an even circle in the middle of the star

2. Use a sewing needle to cross the thread through all the holes of the paper

Once you added all the paper parts, tie the thread so it won’t open, then glue the end parts of the paper.

Creative giant hands Swedish star decoration

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Step 3

The first layer of Scandinavian paper star is ready, now we will make the second and third. Basically we need 9 pieces in big size, then 9 pieces medium size and 9 pieces small size to place them all on top of each other to achieve the 3D effect.

We need 3 different sizes of pattern to create this Scandinavian paper wreath as shown in the image below

We need 3 different sizes of pattern to create this Scandinavian paper wreath

Since we have already made bigger size Star (1stlayer).The process of making the second and third stars is the same. For the second layer of paper, I just haven’t used tread, only hot glue. If you want, you can do the same process as in 1stlayer star to make it sturdier. Depending on how thick your paper is.

Step 4

You can make this Swedish star without thread too

Use strong glue to line all the paper parts

use strong glue to line all the paper parts
The second layered of the Swedish paper star is now ready

The second layer star is ready. Similarly we will also make the 3rd smalles size paper star.

Step 5

Now we will make the third smallest star following the same process as the second one.

glue all the 9 paper parts and seal both ends to create the shape of the star

Step 6

Use glue to place the round base on top of the paper star so we can create the 3D star layer. The round base is for supporting the base of the star for not falling apart each layer of the star( see the video tutorial to understand better the process). Repeat the process with the other 3 Swedish paper stars and you almost done.

use glue to place the round paper on top of the paper star  so we can create the 3D star layer

Your Swedish paper star should look fluffy and have a 3D effect now.

Your Swedish paper star should look fluffy with a 3D rise shape

Now that we glued all the 3 stars together, turn it over and add a thick thread for hanging it. First you need to cut a round shape of paper to create the base of where you will place the hanging thread. Glue the paper on the back of the star, then add the thread on top of the round paper and use strong glue to attach it.

After you placed the hanging thread on the round paper, add glue on the entire surface of the round paper and place the second layer of the paper to create a nice finish and to seal the hanging thread. Follow the steps shown in the pictures below.

place the round paper on the back of the star and glue the hanger thread
use strong glue to attach the hanging thread behind the paper star
now the Swedish paper star looks tidy on the back too and ready to hang it on the wall

Congratulation! You have completed this beautiful Swedish advent star tutorial. I hope you enjoy making it for yourself to decorate for the Christmas season or to offer as a gift to someone you love. The important thing is to enjoy making this paper craft because is not just a simple paper decoration, is helping you to relax and improve your well-being.

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