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Summer time is almost here, which means I’m feeling all kinds of red, white and bluesy! It’s the time of year when we pull out the grill, watch the fireworks…and if you’re lucky, maybe get in on a little pool lounging.

No matter what your summer plans, I’m fairly certain it won’t take much convincing to add a bit of chocolate to your itinerary. S’mores, anyone? For the last few months, I’ve been working with DOVE Chocolate® to bring a little DIY love to their latest and greatest creations. This time around, I’m delivering a peek at the new patriotic packaging that just launched! Same DOVE Chocolates that you love…just a little makeover ala Uncle Sam. Even your favorite DOVE PROMISES messages have gotten a summertime makeover.

As soon as I saw these patriotic pretties, I knew I should create something equally Americana. Here’s what I came up with:

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

You’ll need:

  • A mini scoring board
  • Baker’s Twine
  • Toner Paper
  • Washi tape
  • Toner Reactive Foil
  • And a Minc Foil Applicator Machine (not pictured)

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love


Place foil onto the toner sheet, then run through the Minc. Tip: Run it through twice to make sure the foil is uniformly applied

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love


Peel back the foil sheet and you’ll see that the foil is now adhered to the toner sheet. Now you have a full sheet of foiled paper that you can cut into any shape!

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love


I used my electronic cutting machine to create a star shape. You can also use scissors for this!

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love


Apply a piece of washi tape along one of the grooves in the score board. This will give you a guide for where to score on the star.

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love


Using the tape as a guide, score the star on all five sides, then pinch together the points of the star to create dimension! When you’re done, you can string your 3D stars onto a piece of bakers twine to make a garland!

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

With these easy steps, I created a showstopper garland inspired by the new DOVE PROMISES packaging! I love the look of the foiled stars!

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

DIY Summer Decor Inspired by Dove | damask love

Thanks to DOVE Chocolate for partnering with us on this crafty content. All opinions, ideas and wacky stories are mine, all mine! Thanks to YOU for supporting the collaborations that keep the lights on in this joint!

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10 thoughts on “DIY Summer Star Decor

  1. So THAT’S how you made those stars! Awesome!!! Thank you for sharing that – and just in time for all the fun July 4th decorating… And DOVE chocolate – uh, YES Please!!! 🙂 I hadn’t seen their new packaging… I’ll get some this weekend…

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