Birthday parties

How to make paper bag star decorations

Do you have three minutes? That's literally all you'll need to make these stellar paper bag star decorations.

decorative stars made from paper bagsThese pretty stars look complicated but are so easy to make, promise. Gather up eight paper bags, a glue stick and a pair of scissors.

paper bag with glue stick1.  Glue the bags on top of one another. Clip off the open corners. Don’t worry if your cuts are uneven.

folded paper bags2.  Open the star and tape the outside bags together. (After the party, carefully remove the tape and store the star for future use.)

A version of this article appeared in our March + April 2017 issue with the headline “Party on,” pp. 51-9. Photos by Erik Putz.

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