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                <div class='piece'></div>


                @import "compass/css3";

@mixin val($properties, $value) {
  @each $prop in $properties { #{$prop}: #{$value}; }

@function computeHeight($x, $skewAngle) { 
  @return sin(90deg - $skewAngle) * $x;

@function strip-units($number) {
  @return $number / ($number * 0 + 1);

@mixin star($size) {
  $height: computeHeight(strip-units($size), 30deg);
  width: $size;
  height: #{$height}#{unit($size)};
  position: relative;
  @include transition(all .3s);
  @include transform(rotate(-30deg) skewX(30deg));
  &:after {
    $properties: width, height, background;
    content: '';
    position: absolute;
    @include val($properties, 'inherit');
  &:before { @include transform(skewX(-30deg) skewX(-30deg)); }
  &:after { @include transform(skewX(-30deg) rotate(-60deg) skewX(-30deg)) }

.piece {
  margin: 5em auto;
  background: tomato;
  @include star(10em);
  &:hover {
    background: deepskyblue;



The shape is made by Ana Tudor (@thebabydino).
I took care of the Sass-ification.

All you have to do is to include the mixin in one of your element to turn it into a wonderful 6-points star. 

You can set the size in the unit you want: px, rem, vh, cm, whatever.

Bonus: transition on pseudo-elements.

Credits: Ana Tudor and myself.