Our three templates will help you make elegant stars from paper bags, a wreath from metallic gold scrapbook paper and a "pine" cone forest to adorn your mantel.

A snip here, a fold there, a dab of glue, a twist of wire—and you can turn metallic paper (or even ordinary paper bags) into holiday decorations. Below are templates for three of our projects.

Star Power

Star Power Closeup

These superstar snowflakes work great as tree ornaments, table centerpieces or door decor. The best part? The trending metallic hues will get you through Thanksgiving to New Year's! Our template below comes with instructions, but if you want to see a step-by-step, click here. 

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One Golden Ring

One Golden Ring
The trick here: Fold some of the stiff paper leaves outward and others inward, for lift and texture.
| Credit: Adam Albright

Here's what you'll need to make this shiny wreath: Metallic gold scrapbook paper, a pencil, scissors, a ruler, an X-Acto knife, a wire floral ring, burlap ribbon, hot glue—and our leaf template with complete instructions below.

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"Pine" Cone Forest

Pine Cone Forest
For the holes, make sure you have craft punches that can reach the center of a large piece of paper.
| Credit: Adam Albright

Our "pine" cone forest uses metallic card stock shaped to cover LED tea lights. Use our cone template with instructions below to create this beautiful forest for your mantel.

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