- Masonite Pegboard (5mm holes)
- Kebab Sticks (5mm, same as board)
- Craft Paint
- Thick Craft Paper
- Double Sided Tape or glue
- Wood Saw
- Butter Knife
- Download the star outline.
- Choose a thick patterned or plain paper based on your theme. Print the star outline onto the paper. TIP - the thicker the paper, the better, making it easier to handle.
- Cut out the stars along the solid edges. Then using the back of a butter knife and a ruler, score along the dotted lines, making it easy to fold the thick paper.
- There are long dotted lines and short dotted lines printed onto the paper. Fold the long dotted lines outward and the short dotted lines inward to make up the 3D effect.
- Join 2x star cutouts to make 1x 3D star. Fold each of the tabs from both cutouts inwards and apply a thin piece of double sided tape or glue. Stick the tabs from 2 stars together on the inside of the cutout to form the back and the front of the 3D star. This can be quite tricky at first but once you do the first one the rest become simple. Make sure the tabs are stuck tight.
- Cut the pegboard according to the size of your table. Our kiddie table was 1,2m long and 0,7m wide, so our base size is 1,2m x 0,2m (taking into account the space for the table setting on either sides of the base). TIP - get your retailer to cut the board according to your sizes in their shop.
- Paint the base.
- Make a small hole in the bottom of the star. Place double sided tape around the top of a stick and insert it into the star - looks like a wand. Cut the sticks into different lengths to create different heights.
- Place the "stars on sticks" onto your base. The 5mm holes should fit the 5mm sticks perfectly.
- Add some confetti to the base for extra fun! Depending on your theme, you can add glitter, flower petals, leaves, paint a pattern onto it or simple leave if clean.
If you can not find a pegboard, you can buy a standard masonite board (still have it cut to size in store for convenience) and drill holes yourself. This way you can also customise the spaces in between the holes and the actual size of the holes. Just make sure that the holes are the same size as the sticks, ensuring that they fit tightly and are standing straight - otherwise they might fall over or start leaning to the side.