Spiral Stars

Initially I thought of the stars as Christmas ornaments.  After makind many of them as gifts for friends and neighbors, I’ve decided that they would be great decorations for almost any occasion.  It all depends on the paper you choose.

 These stars were made using vellum paper.  It comes in lots of colors and in most cases, both sides of the paper are the same.  They also look pretty if your paper is different on both sides.

You might consider making red, white, and blue ones for the 4th of July.  Make white, silver, or gold ones for a wedding or anniversary, rainbow colors for birthday parties and baby showers, neon colors for teens, etc.  You get the idea.

One of the most important supplies in making the ornaments is the adhesive you use.  Vellum is a bit stiff and slick and needs a strong adhesive to keep the ornament glued together.  I used the double sided tape called “Terrifically Tacky Tape” and still had to reassemble some of the points.

A link for downloading the file in KNK, MTC, AI, and EPS formats is below.  There are four different sizes of the star and an instructional PDF file.  Enjoy! 

Spiral Star Files

 

 

34 thoughts on “Spiral Stars

  1. Thanks for the file and directions – I have been wanting to make these and with your help I should be able to do that. I also like using them for other occasions. Thanks for sharing

  2. Very nice, Judy.Thanks for the files, too. I actually made a few of these using a MS template, but they didn’t turn out as nice as yours. Should have known I could do the same thing with a KNK file. Thanks for sharing.

    • I, too, wanted to know how to make these and when I found the instructions for making them by hand, I knew it would be a snap with Snoopy (my Maxx).

    • Love the stars and thanks for the file. I just got home so am finally catching up on my email. I have a LONG ways to go before I’m done but Love coming here to see all the creative things you gals make. It is truly inspiring to the rest of us. Thanks, Judy for sharing.

  3. Love the stars also! They are so exquisite looking. Especially like the look the Vellum gave them. Thanks so much for sharing the file 🙂

    • Thanks, Linda! Just be sure you have some strong, permanent adhesive if your vellum is at all stiff.

  4. Oh thank you so much…I just got templates for these and was going to try to make some….I’m thinking you may have saved me some work….I think they are gorgeous. Thanks again.

    • Oh, good, Millie! I do hope I did save you some work. That gives you more time to play. You are welcome.

  5. Wow, these look awesome. I’m saving these for next year!! Thanks for the post and the file, Judy!

    • Thank you, Chad! If you are like me, I have a stack of “next year” projects already. Your are welcome for the post and the files. Posting helps keep me motivated to find cool things to make with my Maxx.

  6. Thanks Judy! I like to use Vellum quite a bit, too. Some of the adhesives I use are spray adhesive (if I am going to be pasting the entire paper), and super gorilla glue, that fast dries, if I am doing just one area. Perhaps they might help you in your endevours.

    • Glad you like them, Elizabeth. Thanks for the info re adhesives and vellum. I’ll have to check them out.

  7. These are adorable! I love your work! These would make great tree ornaments, pkg decorations..you name it! Thanks for sharing with us.

  8. These will we great to use for this 4th of July. I have a friend who has a birthday and want to make a special banner!

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