How To Make Paper Star Lights - Lil Mrs. Tori

It’s Silhouette Challenge Day!!! Fourth of July is right around the corner and it is one of my favorite holidays! This year, I decided to try my hand at star garland lights.

This post has been inspired by a couple of different posts.  Back in December, when I was on the Silhouette Design Team, Annie made this stunning light garland. I knew back then I wanted to make one. I was bouncing ideas of my friend Lauren and she sent me this post of star lanterns (gorgeous, right?) it’s by one of our fellow challenge members. I fell in love with one of Debbie’s star designs and knew I wanted to make it.
The star garland was pretty easy to make on my own and took less than an hour. So let’s get started on how I made these lights.

I went easy and decided to use the 3d Star shape found in the Silhouette Online Store. In the Silhouette studio software I added the small circles and the stars on to my 3d star shape.  There are two shapes: the front of the star and the back piece.

Once my shapes were cut out of cardstock. I started at the top point, folded along the dash lines.  My lovely assistant is showing I  folded star. (He likes to point)

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I used battery operated lights and secured them to the back piece of the star with glue dots. It just secures them in place inside the star. I secured about 6 lights to every star and left 2 lights out for spacing.

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Fold the tabs on the back piece in and using hot glue piece the two sides together. FYI: The picture above doesn’t show the garland with lights.  It is the same directions with the lights attached you would just be working around the light strand.

Fourth of July decorations

I added a little twine with hot glue to the top of the stars and I was done!

July Fourth Star Decorations - Lil Mrs Tori
I also made a second garland with smaller stars.

Make your own 4th of July Star garland
Here is how my summer mantle is looking.

fourth of july summer mantle

My favorite is what they look like at night!!

Star Lights for Fourth of July - Lil Mrs. Tori

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