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How To Make: Shabby Chic 3D Cardboard Stars

posted in Home & Garden > Decor
03/01/2015
  • You'll need:
    Empty cereal box
    Paint (Any colour you fancy!)
    A felt tip pen in dark blue or black
    Star templates
    Scissors
    Paintbrush

  • Start by opening out your cereal box and then either print out or free hand draw a 5 pointed star in the size you require. I've used a star template I found {here} which I have cut out and then traced around onto my card.
    Start by opening out your cereal box and then either print out or free hand draw a 5 pointed star in the size you require. I've used a star template I found {here} which I have cut out and then traced around onto my card.
  • Next you need to draw a line from the middle of each tip of each star across to the other side as show in the above photo. Open your scissor out and use the pointed end to score along the lines you have just drawn on.
    Next you need to draw a line from the middle of each tip of each star across to the other side as show in the above photo. Open your scissor out and use the pointed end to score along the lines you have just drawn on.
  • Next, fold along your score lines to give the star it's 3D effect. A tip for this is to fold the line down the center of the point into a hill fold (outwards) and the lines either side of the middle line into a valley fold (inwards) this will make sense when you start to crease your lines.
    Next, fold along your score lines to give the star it's 3D effect. A tip for this is to fold the line down the center of the point into a hill fold (outwards) and the lines either side of the middle line into a valley fold (inwards) this will make sense when you start to crease your lines.
  • Paint your stars in your desired colour and leave to dry. Don't worry if you can see the pen through the white paint, you want this to happen as it gives them a shabby chic feel! Afterwards I even went back over the lines with an old felt tip just to add even more definition. Once fully dry the card will become stiff and you are ready to place anywhere you like! Make a garland, add on a ribbon and I would love to see what you do with these if you make them!

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