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Vinyl Flashing Star

Give the traditional Moravian star shape a modern makeover with vinyl flashing. Make up to 30 of them for less than $30.

Vinyl flashing star

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Scissors
  • Crafts knife
  • Self-healing cutting board
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Ruler


  • White vinyl flashing, #233813

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Project Resources


Step 1

Draw 2-inch line in from edge of square

Cut two 10-inch x 10-inch pieces of vinyl flashing. Take one of the squares and -- with the glossy side down -- find the center of each side. Draw a 2-inch line in from the edge and cut.

Step 2

score diagonally across square

Lay your ruler diagonally on the square from corner to corner. Score firmly between corners with the back of your knife blade -- being careful not to cut through the flashing. Do it again with your ruler positioned on the opposite diagonal.

Step 3

Place your ruler between the end of one of the 2-inch cuts you made in Step 1 and a corner along the same edge. Score diagonally and repeat for the other corner on that edge. Repeat on the other three sides of the square.

Step 4

Flip the square over so the glossy side is up. Score from the end of one of the 2-in cuts you made in Step 1 to the cut line on the opposite side. Repeat with the other two cut lines.

Step 5

Fold along diagonal scores

Keeping the glossy side up, fold the corner-to-corner creases you made in Step 2, pinching along them to create creased ridges.

Step 6

Fold flaps over

Flip the star over again. Fold in along the scores you made in Step 3 to create flaps, pressing the glossy surfaces together.

Step 7

Glue flaps together

Adhere the sets of flaps together with a hot glue gun.

Step 8

Repeat Steps 1 - 7 with the second flashing square.

Step 9

Glue stars together

Using small drops of hot glue, adhere the stars together as shown -- then hang with a string.