Use cookie cutters to trace star shapes on to scrapbooking paper – large and small mixed, as you choose. Cut them out, punch a hole through one point and hang from your tree with cord or yarn, or use them to decorate a wall.
If you want to attach them to your cardboard tree, cut a slit on the edge of the Christmas tree and slip it in.
We also made a few three-dimensional stars: fold two stars in half and stick a piece of thin double-sided tape along the fold. Stick the two stars on either side of a third, unfolded star.
Make the baubles in the same way. Draw the circles with a round cookie cutter, or use a circle punch.
Cut a long strip of paper and fold it up like a concertina. (You can stick two strips together if one strip is not long enough). Fold the concertina strip in half and then tie a piece of thread around the middle. Stick the loose sides together using double-sided tape. Finish off by attaching a pretty bow or a paper circle cut from scrapbooking paper to the centre of the rosette.
Text and images: Ideas magazine