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DIY Tutorial: {Hanging} Paper Bag Stars

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Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

Surprise… those wonderfully inexpensive brown paper bags in your pantry are good for more than just lunch! Deanna of Mirabelle Creations was kind enough to share a step-by-step tutorial on how you can {easily} create cool hanging paper stars from this ever-so-humble lunch staple.

You can also use white or colored paper bags in different sizes to mix things up a bit. Maybe even try making a GIANT version from grocery sized bags! That could be fun! =)

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

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Paper Bag Hanging Stars Tutorial

by Deanna Talwalkar of Mirabelle Creations

“Hanging stars made out of paper bags add a rustic look to a Fourth of July or Patriotic themed table, without you having to spend a lot of money.  Here are the simple steps to making your own:

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

You will need:
– 5 Gusseted Paper Bags
– Double-sided Tape
– String
– Scissors
– Hole Punch.

Cut off the end of all of the paper bags.

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

Stack all 5 paper bags and cut the other ends into a point.

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

Place two pieces of double sided tape on either side of each paper bag, near the ends.

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

Stack all 5 paper bags together and punch a hole in the bottom, middle.  Tie the bags together with string, not too tightly.

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

Join the two ends together to make your star.

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial

You could also use 6 paper bags and cut the ends in a rounded shape to make a flower.  I used white paper bags to make this hanging paper bag flower {pictured below}. Party shops carry an array of colorful bags though, so don’t feel limited to just white or tan!”

Brown Paper Bag Star Tutorial


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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

8 responses to “DIY Tutorial: {Hanging} Paper Bag Stars”

  1. HiLLjO says:

    Oooh! Those would be pretty for any kind of event!

  2. Leslie B. says:

    What a fun and easy project. These will definitely make it into my next party!

  3. Deanna says:

    Thanks for featuring this tutorial!

  4. art deco engagement rings says:

    Love it.. its so cute!

  5. liz says:

    What a great idea and with the tutorial it looks super easy! Do you recommend making them out of any other materials besides paper bags? Maybe tissue paper for other colors? What do you think…

    Thanks for sharing!

  6. justjayma says:

    These are so fun! I have made these out of treat/favor bags from the dollar store, though you need more per flower, because the bags are smaller. You can also spray paint the bags any color you desire, with light coats.

  7. amyagimudie says:

    Thank you so much for this tutorial! I used it to make decorations for my daughter’s first birthday :)

  8. Clara Paris says:

    Great projects!!