3D Cardboard Star Template and Electronic Cutting

3D Cardboard Star Template

One of the most popular posts that I have ever done is a tutorial on how to make a 3D cardboard star out of a cereal box.


I have been asked so many times if I had a template for the cardboard 3D star.  I thought that I had thrown my template away but as I was going through my pattern drawer, poof! There it was! I made it into a pdf and it is available for

download here.   After I made it into a PDF, I printed it out to make sure that it was the right size and looked right.   I traced it onto my cardboard box and cut it out.  It worked great! We were good to go…or were we?  I wanted to make more stars for an upcoming project but I wasn’t gung-ho about tracing and hand cutting them all out.  What if I tried using my Silhouette Cameo to cut the cardboard instead? The wheels in my head were churning.  Why not?



I cut off the front of the cereal box and stuck it to my silhouette mat.  I adjusted the cut settings so that the blade was at a depth of 7 and the Double Cut box was checked.  The cardboard stuck just fine to the mat and I now can cut out stars that are exactly the same size, something that is REALLY helpful when making 3D cardboard stars.  Now off to make more stars!


  1. They look really cool, they would be great to make into a garland for a party or something 🙂

    • greylustergirl says:

      Thanks Zoe! I actually made some into a garland for my daughters Princess and the Popstar Birthday Party. They were really cute!

  2. Thanks so much for that star pattern! I used the template for a wreath and linked the template back here to you. 🙂

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