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Paper Bag Stars: Add Scandinavian Festivity to Your Christmas Decor

Are you looking to add a touch of Scandinavian charm to your Christmas decor this holiday season? Look no further! In this article, we will show you how to create stunning Paper Bag Stars that will bring a festive and elegant ambiance to your home.

DIY Paper Bag Stars

But first, let’s gather the supplies you’ll need:

What supplies do I need to make Paper Bag Stars?

  • Brown Paper Lunch Bags (7-9 per star)
  • Hot Glue (Elmer’s glue or glue sticks can also be used, though hot glue is recommended)
  • Scissors
  • String
  • Command Hooks
  • Pinking Shears (optional)
  • Hole Punch (optional)
  • Pencil (optional)

Paper Bag Star supplies

How to make a star out of Paper Bags?

Making Paper Bag Stars is a breeze! Start by placing your first paper bag with the flap facing down and apply hot glue to your bag in a “T” pattern. Then, place your next paper bag on top, repeating this pattern until you have seven to nine bags glued together. The exact number is up to your visual preference.

Next, using a pencil, draw an arrow point at the opening of your bags. Then, draw the embellishment cuts you want to make on the side or middle of your bag. Simple triangle cuts on the side work wonderfully, but you could also experiment with half circles or half hearts.

Pro tip: After gluing all nine bags together, they can be hard to cut through. To make it easier, create two stacks of glued bags, cut them as desired, ensuring the patterns match, and then glue the two cut stacks together.

Paper Bag Star step 1

Once your cuts are made, open up the bags to reveal a beautiful star shape! To complete the star, hot glue the two ends together.

Paper Bag Star step 2
Paper Bag Star step 3
Paper Bag Star step 4
Paper Bag Holiday Star

Now that your Paper Bag Stars are ready, it’s time to display them. You can use simple scotch tape to hang them above your fireplace, along with paper chains and paper snowflakes for a magical Scandinavian Christmas look.

Holiday Paper Bag Stars on fireplace

Paper Bag Star Pattern Variations

If you want to explore more designs, the possibilities are endless! Try cutting out different shapes and patterns to create unique Paper Bag Stars. Experiment with simple polka dot paper bags, colored paper bags, hole punches, or even hand-dying techniques. Adding a zigzag edge using Pinking Shears can also add a lovely touch to your stars.

DIY Brown Paper Bag Holiday Stars

Looking for other simple Holiday crafts? Here are a few ideas:

  • How to Dry Orange Slices
  • Foraged DIY Advent Wreath
  • Gold Leaf Christmas Ornaments
  • Snowflake Hot Cocoa
  • DIY Clay Garland
  • List of Holiday Self-Care Ideas

Fireplace Holiday Decor
Brown Paper Bag Christmas Stars

Don’t forget to check out some of our other holiday decor posts, such as the “Simple Holiday Evergreen Wreath” or the “Modern Christmas Nativity Scene.”

Quill And Fox: Creating a Cozy Christmas

To add a touch of Scandinavian elegance to your home this holiday season, visit Quill And Fox for more ideas and inspiration.

Simple Evergreen Wreath
Modern Nativity Scene