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How to make a paper bag star

Learn how to make a paper bags star in this easy tutorial and make paper bag stars for all festive occasions in your home.
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Keyword: how to make a paper bag star, how to make paper bag stars, paper bag stars
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 star


  • 9 paper lunch bags - either brown or white
  • Glue gun
  • Glue sticks - about 4 small ones per star
  • Scissors
  • Hold punch
  • Fishing wire or twine
  • Optional: Pencil


  • Lay one paper bag with the bottom side up. Then add glue in a T fashion with the cross bar of the T at the bottom of the bag. (See photos.)
  • Place another paper bag directly on top of it.
  • Cut out the design. use a pencil to sketch it first if you like. Avoid cutting the bottom of the bag and too far into the middle where everything will be attached with the glue.
  • Repeat the process until all the paper bags have been used. Continue to cut the design each time you glue down new bags.
  • Once all the bags have been used, add glue in z T fashion to the last bag. Pull that bag and the bag on the other side towards one another and secure by holding them together until the glue dries.
  • Hang as desired.