U.S.A Stars


Designer: Emily VanSchmus

Put your fave red, white, and blue papers on display with this easy star craft! They’re the perfect yard decoration for the 4th of July.


  • Red, white, and blue cardstock
  • Three 12×12″ pieces of black cardstock
  • Star pattern (click here for pattern)
  • 3-1/2″ scallop circle paper punch
  • 2-1/2″ paper doily circle
  • 1-1/2″ circle paper punch
  • 3D letter stickers
  • Three dowel rods

Finished star: 8″

Assemble the Stars:

  1. Cut your three black pieces of cardstock to 9×9″ (or slightly larger than the star pattern).


2. Cut the red, white, and blue cardstock into strips of varying widths. We trimmed our strips from 3/4″- to 2″-wide. Using your adhesive of choice, arrange and attach the strips to the 9×9″ piece of cardstock.


3. Trace the star pattern on the back side of the cardstock. Cut out on the traced lines.


4. Repeat steps 1-3 to make two more stars.


5. Punch a 3-1/2″ scallop circle from red-and-white cardstock. Layer a 2-1/2″ paper doily shape on top and adhere with glue.

6. Punch a 1-1/2″ circle from blue cardstock. Layer the blue circle atop the doily shape and adhere with glue.

7. Add a “U” letter sticker to the center of the blue circle. Adhere the center embellishment to the star using glue.

8. Repeat steps 5-7 to make the center embellishment for the other two stars, substituting a “S” and “A” letter sticker to spell “USA.”

9. Use tape or hot glue to attach the dowel rod to the back of the star shapes.


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