I recently made these paper stars for my daughter’s birthday party. They are super easy because they are made of paper bags. I managed to transform a room in the back of our local pub from a stinky hipster dive bar into a lavish ballerina palace.

I’m also looking forward to busting them out again for Christmas, they would be great for a school fair, window decorations, weddings, bat mitzvahs… you get the idea.

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1. Paper bags. I used paper sweetie bags, you can get these really cheaply. You can buy them online but I go to a place in Shoreditch (in London) called Gardeners, who sell bags wholesale to Spitalfields Market. It’s one of those great ramshackled old shops that feels like it hasn’t changed in 100 years.

2. A glue stick

3. Scissors

Watch the video to see how I did it.


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Video and styling: Emma Scott-child