Made of papier mâché, the stars have to be dipped in paint and hung up to dry. Once dry, string them on to long lengths of clear wire and hang them at different lengths, building up more density lower down. Then scatter the same number of stars on the table.
DIY Hanging Stars - we can do these slightly differently (larger stars (~4"), fewer per garland, double the stars so don't see string) hanging from light boxes in main room. kite string is about right weight. light weight card stock - cream on cream print?