This is the star garland shown in Marisa's celestial baby shower post. It's a little bit rustic, a little bit glittery, and simple enough to throw together for a celestial party of your own!
What you'll need:
- assorted glittery papers like this, this or this one (I also used a silver one from here)
- a star hole punch
- a regular hole punch
- Punch star shapes out of your assorted glittery papers and add a small round hole to the end of one point of each star.
- Group your stars in bunches of three, mixing up the different glittery types.
- Lay the bunches across the floor to see how long a string you'll need. My bunches were spaced about 5 inches apart from each other. Then lay the twine the length of the row of stars you've made, leaving ample room for knots before cutting it (make it about 1.5 times as long as the garland you're making).
- string one star on the garland and knot it. String star right next to it, knot that, and string a third star right next to that and knot it.
- Leave about 5 inches before knotting the next star, knot two stars close to that one, and then leave another 5 inches before knotting the next bunch. Keep working in this way, knotting 3 stars close to each other with space between the bunches, until all the stars are used.
In the top photo, the lower garland is about 8.75 feet long and uses 66 stars. Also, two of my papers had a white side, which didn't bother me. You could always use spray glue to adhere two pieces together, so that both sides were glittery, if you prefer.
(all photos, jamie grill photography)