In July, I shared this tutorial over at Today’s Creative Blog. With Labor Day coming up, I thought you might be interested in doing some decorating for your house or a party! You can see how I used it at our All American party I threw with a friend for the 4th of July!

This craft project is quick and easy. You can easily adapt it for any occasion by simply changing the stars to whatever shape fits your theme – pumpkins for Halloween, evergreen trees for Christmas, snowflakes for winter, or flip-flops for summer. The possibilities are endless!

DIY Patriotic Paper Garland

Patriotic Star Garland {Laura's Crafty Life}

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This project is really quite simple. Start by cutting star shapes using your die-cut machine. I used my Cricut. I cut out two sizes of stars. (If you do not have a craft cutting machine you could cut the stars out by hand or use a star-shaped paper punch.)

patriotic papers use Cricut to cut stars Once you have all your stars cut out take two stars – one larger and one smaller and layer them together. Hold them while you start sewing.

cut out star shapes

sew stars together

As you stitch the stars together, be sure to hold onto the star behind the one you are sewing and pull slightly. This will keep your thread from knotting up and will allow you to have some thread between each set of stars. Once they are all sewn together, you will “fluff” the top star to make them look 3-D. 

fluff layers of stars

I made a second, longer garland, using only one star at a time instead of having two that were layered together.

details of patriotic paper garland

 

DIY Paper Garland via Laura's Crafty Life DIY Patriotic Paper Garland

Do you have fun plans for Labor Day weekend?

 

 

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