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Rustic Star Garland


Hi!  Jingle here, and I have a project that I’m really excited about to share with you today!  Garlands, buntings, banners…they are all the rage right now and the coming together of Core’dinations and May Arts gave me a fabulous idea for the upcoming Patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and Independence Day!  If you don’t live in the US, I’m sure you can easily adapt the colors and symbols to do something fabulous for your special days!  This is a simple, rustic star garland perfect for display in any home!


To begin, cut star shapes (mine are 1 1/4) using a die cut machine or punch from two colors of the Vintage cardstock.  This cardstock is particularly great because it is pre-sanded!  You get that fabulous sanded look without all the work!  I LOVE that!  I cut thirty red stars and thirty blue stars.  They will be back to back, so cut twice as many as you want on your garland

Run the stars through a Xyron Sticker maker to make them adhesive on one side.  Using a Xyron is perfect for this because it coats the ENTIRE back of each star.

Loop one end of your burlap string and begin adhering stars, back to back over the string as shown.  Once you have adhered all of the stars, cut your burlap string, loop the other end to finish and hang your garland or add to a tablescape as decoration!

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to leave your comments!

Blog post by: Jingle


  1. Dee

    That is such a good idea!! What a wonderfull idea!

  2. Trudi Wilbur

    I think I need to make some of that for my mantle's July 4th decor

  3. Angie Hall

    Great idea for a garland, just in time for Memorial Day. Love these papers and the burlap twine is perfect with the stars. Thanks

  4. DebbieC.

    Great banner. May Arts burlap is perfect for holding this project together.
    Thanks for sharing.

  5. Lucy

    How sweet, easy & timely is that with the Fourth of July coming up.  The burlap twine is a great complement to the beautiful papers.  Thanks for the great tutorial.

  6. Luanne

    great banner of stars!

  7. Cynthia B.

    So quick and easy! Great decor for all kinds of celebrations.

  8. Sue D

    Great star banner!  Boy you sure  lined them up close in the sticker maker.

  9. Becky D

    Great project Jingle!  And one I have everything for!  I can't wait to try this 🙂  Thanks for the mini tutorial!  I am going to do this for my bay window in my living room for the 4th of July!  Hugs!

  10. Rebecca Ednie

    Clever and super easy idea!

  11. Maureen Hayes

    What a cool idea and it looks easy enough that even I can't mess it up!

  12. Renee

    That is such a quick and easy cute project, I think I'll try it! Thanks!

  13. Kathy P

    What  a cool idea, Jingle….my DGC will love having a star banner in their rooms to celebrate the holidays!

  14. Annette Allen

    so darn cute…i love this star garland…what a fun idea…thanks for sharing.

  15. SuZeQ

    Ohhhhhhhhhh love the garland.  Easy to make but striking.  I think I need to make something like this.

  16. Lisa L.

    This is so cute and fun!  SImple too, just the way I like it!  Thanks!

  17. Kristie Maynard

    What a great idea, this could be so easily adapted to any celebration!  TFS!

  18. Emily h

    This garland is adorable! So much fun!

  19. Linda R

    Thanks for sharing this idea for a great garland!

  20. Natalie G

    This is really cute and looks like a good use for all my punches!

  21. rush

    neat idea!  thank you for sharing.

  22. Laura Cox

    Very fun project….love coredinations…..great combo with MA!!

  23. Patricia Manzano

    Great project! and soooo easy. Thanks.

  24. Charlene

    Love this idea!!

  25. Rebecca W

    What a fun project- love the ease of making this using the machines I have.

  26. Holly Tolman

    You make a great idea look so easy to do!

  27. Brenda Smalle

    What a fun summer garland.  Just love that it's already sanded!!!

  28. Julie Shearer

    Great project. Very clever using the Xyron. TFS .

  29. Miriam Prantner

    Love that you used the Xyron for this, so, so easy!  Looks wonderful!

  30. barb murphy

    this is awesome! love the sanded texture but still vivid colors. great project and so inspiring!


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