Sunday, December 23, 2012

folded paper star tutorial



these paper stars are fast and easy and make great ornaments! or, stick one on a package or in a card. i
hope you can follow my instructions. if you have any questions, leave me a comment!

these work best with a sturdy sort of paper, such as book pages or music sheets. i have made them with maps, which are really pretty, but they tend to come apart more easily. you can put a dab of glue to hold them together if you have this problem. origami paper would also be great.

here goes!


start with eight pieces of paper, 1 1/2" wide by 3" long.



fold each piece in half lengthwise. *note: keep the prettiest side of your paper on the outside.



now, with the folded edge on top and the open edge on the bottom, fold each end up at a right angle (the paper i used was very old and ripped a bit when i folded it, but that is the folded edge at the top, it just looks a little ripped!) 




fold each of these pieces in half.





insert the points of one piece into the little pockets on the open edge of another piece.




you will have something like this. continue inserting all of the other pieces into one another!



square things up a bit as you go.



when you have all eight pieces together, insert the first piece into the last!



and VOILA!!! a lovely little star!

3 comments:

  1. what a sweet idea for a blogpost!

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  2. Thank you for explaining this very sweet idea - love everything reclycled.

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  3. Thank you for the instructions for this cute little star!

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