Stars made from folded paper are so easy to create that within a half hour you can have enough on hand to adorn all of your presents, string into garlands, or decorate a tree. Employ them in one corner of a room or use them to establish a unified decorative theme throughout the whole house.
Each star is made by folding and cutting a single square of paper of any size. Until you master the techniques, practice by making four or five-pointed stars from scraps; wrapping-paper remnants are ideal. If you're unhappy with a star, refold it and cut it again at a different angle. Fashion translucent shapes from waxed paper, glassine, or tissue; for sturdier, opaque stars, use construction paper.
The more points a star has, the more folds you will need to make, so keep the thickness of the stock in mind before you start. Leave the finished shapes plain or dab glue on them and sprinkle with gold, silver, blue, red, or green glitter -- or any combination that strikes your fancy. The sky's the limit.