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Gigantic wall stars


Gigantic wall stars

Since you guys loved our summer stars so much, I thought we should definitely do something star studded for the holidays. Since this time of year is so special, it seemed best to go very BIG with the stars. I love the look of these huge paper stars behind a Christmas tree or sporadically placed together on a wall to celebrate the holiday season. I love the look of a simple but large display this time of year.

Gigantic wall stars

Gigantic wall stars

The stars are really simple to put together. Just cut out five identical diamond shapes with poster board and cover with your choice of wrapping paper designs. Fold each diamond in half and glue all five together. We chose wrapping paper with design and texture to really make a statement, make it more girlie by using floral patterns, or more graphic by using solid colors. Anyway you put it together the final product is a fabulous statement this time of year.

Gigantic wall stars!

I love the stars especially when paired with a smaller Christmas tree. This is a fun idea for those who need to have smaller trees this year (or no tree at all), to make the room seem just as festive without all the evergreen.

PS. More Christmas decorations right here.

(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Jocelyn Noel)


  • Beanie
    December 16, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    These will work perfectly for my Hollywood Murder Mystery for my 21st :)

    • Jeannie
      November 11, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      Oh my how awesome can you send more specific details
      We have a church event & we need giant stars
      Thank you

  • michele allen
    October 13, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Please can you supply instructions as to how to make these stars, they are for our church Christmas banquet.


  • Lorina Morris
    November 18, 2015 at 4:05 pm

    i would love some more details!! PLEASE

  • Carolyn Curtis
    December 3, 2015 at 9:35 am

    The stars are fabulous and I would love to make several of them for my family Christmas Eve…are you able to give me the dimensions of the diamond shapes for the large star….much appreciated!
    Thank you!!

    • ROSA
      April 5, 2017 at 2:15 pm

      Hola Victoria
      Me gustaria que me enviases los patrones de todas las estrellas de distintos tamaños y si pudiera ser tambien un video del paso a paso .
      Lo quiero para decorar la planta del Hospital en estas próximas navidades .
      Un saludo

  • Johanna
    December 6, 2015 at 9:10 pm

    I just had to post to thank you so much for sharing! These were exactly what I was looking for in order to decorate my daughter’s room! She’ll have a large 3-d shooting star in her room thanks to you :)

  • Susie
    December 10, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Directions, please!

  • Bamster
    January 16, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Please send me how you glued them together. Our church is having a fund raiser and we are making a background with large moon and stars. I just need see what the back of these look how and more detailed directions, especially how they were put together Thanks so much

  • Evelyn Hosie
    February 23, 2016 at 1:30 pm

    I love these stars for our middle school play, Peter Pan, but I can’t figure out how to make them. Please send more directions! Thanks!

  • carrie
    May 22, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    I too, think this is a fantastic decoration and am quite curious about the “gluing” part. I would love the instructions (more specific that is). Thank you in advance.

  • Trish
    September 27, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    Hi. I agree with the others, love it, would like to try it…. Directions please!

  • Ellyn
    November 28, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Are you still sharing the directions on how to make these stars?
    Thank you!

  • toni hammond
    December 1, 2016 at 9:26 am

    would love more info

  • Rita
    December 5, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    I desperately need directions too!!

    • Victoria
      December 7, 2016 at 6:55 am

      Rita, Hi! Directions are written out above in the post. Please let me know if there’s a specific spot that is making you stuck. Thanks!

      • Lynn Boutwell
        November 29, 2017 at 3:06 pm

        Uh – many steps seem to be left out. Like “Fold each diamond in half and glue all five together.” Glue what part, exactly. These are more like refresher directions for someone who already made them, not for a first timer.
        It’s almost like you don’t really want us to learn how…

  • Rita C
    December 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    What type of glue???? Help

    • Victoria
      December 16, 2016 at 7:43 am

      Rita, Hi. Hot glue works best, only because it dries really quickly. Thanks!

  • Gaye Bledsoe
    January 30, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    How to, please!

  • Kathleen Virginia
    February 24, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Love Love the idea but really need directions . PLEASE

  • Michelle
    February 28, 2017 at 1:39 am

    Do you have a video how to make these or more detailed “how to instructions”. I’ve read over what you wrote above & still have no clue what to do. Thank you!

  • Jenn
    February 28, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my heck! I LOVE these stars! Uber cute! Am I overlooking the link to the directions? I tried cutting posterboard 23×23″. I can’t get them to line up right and still keep the 3d shape. Any help would be so very appreciated!

  • LE ROY
    April 30, 2017 at 3:20 am

    j’aimerais savoir comment tracer la forme diamant de base s’il vous plait

  • shellie
    July 20, 2017 at 11:00 am

    your instructions are great for a person that knows what they are doing, not so much for visual people that would benefit from a few more pictures showing details.

    Would you please consider creating an actual tutorial with step by step pictures showing the individual points before folding, after folding, and how they are glued together?

  • William
    December 3, 2017 at 10:02 am

    “Just cut out five identical diamond shapes with poster board and cover with your choice of wrapping paper designs. Fold each diamond in half and glue all five together.”

    These directions were lacking quite a bit of information. 5 identical diamonds, when properly overlapped, can create a star as pictured, but simply folding each piece in half and gluing them together doesn’t seem like it would work well because after meeting at the center the fold would need to inverse, which without additional information I was unable to understand.

    I ended up cutting diamond shapes that are the shape you see where the 5 pieces intersect, longer on the top end and shorter at the point of intersection. Needless to say, I ended up doing some math and visualization of how exactly these diamonds should intersect and found that how I was making them, diamonds intersecting in the center, each short end of my diamond would have to have an angle at the point of intersection equal to 72º, then I had to figure out how long each side should be and according to that… OMG math! I won’t get into full detail here, but some more in-depth instruction would have saved me. I see quite a few people asking about how you did this but no additional details.

    Anyway, thank you for the idea, I think it will look great!

    p.s. if anyone wants instructions to follow my method, let me know!

    • Edie Smoak
      December 22, 2017 at 1:46 pm

      Can you share the math please? Before Dec. 27th if possible. Merry Christmas!

    • Salma
      January 17, 2019 at 1:43 pm

      Hi, can you please share your calculations and directions? My son is obsessed with twinkle little star,and he would love these in his bedroom. My email address is [email protected]

      Thank you!

  • kim
    January 9, 2018 at 8:31 am

    After looking at this for a few minutes, yes I agree the instructions are a bit lacking. My thoughts are that the pieces look more like a kite template rather than a diamond. a kite template is easy to find by search. I think I might try making one using hot glue and duct tape on the inside for stability. Off to give it a try.


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