Summer 3-D Star Wreath

Aaron and I made this fun cardstock wreath for our front door. Nice and bright with summer colors and easy to customize for any season. How cute would it be in red, white and blue for the 4th of July, or made with fun Christmas paper?

Here is how to make your own!

Using your scissors/cutting tool/machine, cut out 12 {5″} stars. The number of stars you will need can vary, but for a 10″ wreath, 12 stars is a nice amount to start with. You can layer it more or less from there.

{We use the Plantin Schoolbook cricut cartridge. We made them using the “roly poly” feature so that they would be wide. Sturdy cardstock works best for making these.}

Now we’ll show you how to make your stars 3-D!

Below is one all ready to be scored. The white cardstock is under the bright paper.

Score your star 5 times. Once for each point. Start at the point and score directly across to the center between the two bottom points. Rotate star and score again until each point has been scored.

Fold each scored line and crease firmly.

There is your 3-D star! Now finish up the rest of them and you’ll be ready to assemble the wreath or use them for any number of fun little projects.

Cut out a 10″ ring for your wreath base using thin cardboard.

Hot glue the stars to the ring and eachother. Since they stick out, you can’t glue them flat, so just apply a small amount of glue to the points where the stars overlap eachother. Don’t skimp on the glue.

Attach a ribbon for hanging.

That’s it! Perfect for summer. I just love free projects!

Comments

  1. Awesome! It looks easy enough…I only hope I can do it!

  2. That’s fabulous. I hope I can do that so I can put a red white and blue one on my door. Thanks for the tutorial.
    Happy 4th of July weekend.

  3. Your wreath turned out great! Love those colors. You are right… would be gorgeous for any season.

  4. This is sooo cute!! I want to make them for all seasons…Maybe I could do a “Twilight” one…hmmmm…I’m so joking…I couldn’t resist :) ♥ya Brandy…I think a red, white & blue one would be really cute.

  5. Ooh! I love your summery wreath! And those colors are PERFECT together! You did a wonderful job!!

  6. This is too cute! I really need to make a wreath for our apartment door (we live in a residence hall…so a door decoration is all we have in terms of “outdoor decor” haha)

    Just wanted to stop by and let you know that I’ve passed an award along to you for being a Versatile Blogger! Stop by my latest blog entry to pick it up! :) http://wendyandadam.blogspot.com/2010/07/we-just-got-award.html

  7. I love the colors of the paper you used!! Such a cute idea!

  8. So cute! I love the colors!

  9. I adore this idea!!! Thank you so much for sharing.

  10. This is such a terrific idea – and executed so beautifully! Love this!

  11. Looks great. I love the different shades of green.

  12. Oh I adore this project. It is going in my style file for sure!

    Happy 4th of July!

  13. What a super fun idea. It could be applied in so many ways. Thank you for sharing.

  14. I REEEEALLY Love your wreath!! Happy 4th!

    T.bird

  15. Great wreath. Thanks for sharing.

  16. love this!! come on over and link up to MMM :)

  17. I love this!! That’s awesome, great idea!

  18. What a great idea! I love the colors you chose for the wreath! Thanks for the tutorial!

  19. Love it! I am constantly changing my front door wreath for different occasions. Thanks for the idea.

  20. It looks so great and seems like it took not a lot of time. Those are my favorite projects

  21. This is just gorgeous! Love it! I’ll have to make one, you’ve totally inspired me! I’m your 600th follower! Your blog is fantastic!

  22. Too cute!! I would have never guessed it was made from cardstock! :)

  23. Sooooo cute!
    Thanks for linking up!
    ~Liz

  24. oh that is so cute! I will have to make this one!

  25. I love this! Great party idea too

  26. I’m going to feature this on Saturday! Come grab a “I’ve been featured” button at my blog if you’d like! I love this!

  27. I’m going to do this over the weekend for my “Flat Out Free” challenge — thank you!

  28. Adorable! Love this idea.

  29. I saw your feature over at Keeping It Simple. I love, love, love this wreath. I can’t wait to try it myself. Thanks for posting!!!

  30. Very cute! What a fun project to do with children.

    visiting from PonyTails and FishScales

  31. That is super cute!! Thanks for showing us how it is done.
    ~Cindy~

  32. This is so cute! Love the colors!
    I’d love if you linked this up to my Scrappy Saturdays! http://www.scrappy-gifts.com/2010/06/19th-scrappy-saturdays.html

  33. This looks great! I love your color choice.

  34. Did you make your “Welcome” w/ the cricut???

  35. So sweet! Love all of your blog projects. I’m a new follower. :)

  36. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted a link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    nancy Ward
    PaperFriendly
    http://www.nancywardcrafts.com

  37. CUTE Wreath! Very Kid Friendly to make also – LOVE :)

  38. Oh no way! I love it! And SO much cheaper than buying a foam wreath and a bunch felt! haha that seems to be the trend lately. Thanks for linking this up at Fine Finds Friday! I’m going to feature it soon, i’ll let you know!

  39. Very nice! I love your color choices, but you are so right, the possibilities of this pattern are endless. Thanks for sharing!

  40. you’re featured today!www.smallfineprint.com

  41. I love how the folding makes the stars pop. Such a simple, striking wreath.

  42. This is seriously adorable!!

  43. I made your wreath the other day. Just thought you may want to see:

    http://thewhitakerswindow.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-decor.html

    thanks for posting this, I LOVE it. I will probabyl make this again in the future – soooo easy!! thanks again.

  44. Your fan club can’t help but grow! I had to try it, too! You do such a great job with everything… great ideas, photos,instructions! Thank you!

    I wasn’t sure it would work without a cutting machine, but you were right, it did! I still like yours better though:

    http://crackofdawncrafts.blogspot.com/2011/07/independence-day-fun-collection-of-four.html

  45. Fun and easy! Thanks for sharing! (found via Pinterest)
    ~Heidi

  46. Hey i adore this and i am going to make it, just wondering what size on the cricut you had it set for?

  47. Hey i adore this and i am going to make it, just wondering what size on the cricut you had it set for?

  48. jmackL: 5″.
    Have fun!!

  49. This may be a really dumb question but what are you scoring these with? Are you using something sharp like an exacto knife or scissors? Or just denting it? I can’t wait to make this. thank you!

  50. So cute star wreath.
    i love this beautiful tutorial..
    thanks for the idea.

  51. So cute and so fun! Thanks for sharing!!!

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