Folded paper stars

I am Sachiko from Tea Rose Home. I love to designsewcraft … and much more! I am very excited to share how to make a fun star ornament today.

Folded paper stars

You can make them from magazines, scrapbook papers or sheet music, whatever you happen to have lying around. One of the 5 pointed origami stars is folded from scan of a dictionary page and the others are made from vintage style scrapbook papers.

I went for vintage patterns but you could equally well use bright Christmas colors. I also tried hanging them on the mirror in our living room and I think they look quite nice there: Thanks for sharing your photo Kerrie!

Thanks for sharing your photo Vicki! Credit for this design belongs to Shuzo Fujimoto, who created the design in the 70s. Thank you to Nick Robinson for writing in with that information! Materials for 5 Pointed Origami Star All you need is: I like to use 12x12 scrapbooking paper.

So a 12" square will make a 7" star, or a 8. But if you have a really slow internet connection, or you prefer photos to video, then you can skip down to the step by step photos instead.

You can either trace my pentagon templateor you can use an origami trick. Folding the Star How did you star turn out? Got your square of paper? Now we need to cut it into a pentagon shape. Download and trace my pentagon template Option 2: Use an origami trick to make a pentagon instructions below.

The advantage of the origami method is that it works for any size sheet of paper, however big or small. Origami Trick to Make Pentagon Fold the square in half: Fold up the bottom left corner to the top, then unfold again. Fold the top left corner to the bottom, then unfold again.

Fold the bottom right corner to the center of the X-shaped crease.

Fold the top layer in half. Fold up edge AB to lie along edge AC. Turn over the paper.

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Then fold in half along this line. Cut along the edge of the top layer Unfold, and you have a perfect pentagon: Fold the pentagon in half through each of its points and unfold again, so that you have a set of creases like this: Fold up the bottom edge so that the corners meet the creases you just made: Unfold again, then make the same fold for all the other sides of the pentagon, so that you have a set of creases like this: Step 2 Fold in the left edge along one of the creases you just made.

Then fold up the bottom edge, at the same time pulling the corner of the pentagon out to the left like this. Squash the fold flat.

Do the same thing for all the rest of the sides of the pentagon.

Folded paper stars

Step 3 Starting with the pentagon completely unfolded, pinch all the corners together and squash them toward the center. With a bit of "massaging" the paper will collapse into a star shape.

Step 4 Turn over the star. Fold in the right edge to the center line, like this: Working clockwise around the star, do the same thing for all the other arms: Tidying up the back Did you make your star from one-sided colored paper?

Do you want that hexagon to be colored, like the rest of the star? How did you star turn out?Fold the cut sides into the center, lining up the paper with the diagonal fold we created at first to create four points.

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Using a glue stick, put glue on one side of the point. Bring the other side over, lining up the cut line with the outer folded edge- overlapping the two sides. Repeat for the other 3 points. Find and save ideas about Paper stars on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Origami stars, How to do origami and Stars craft.

These folded paper stars are said to bring good fortune. They are often put into jars and other types of containers and given as gifts. According to Asian tradition, there is a secret meaning behind the number of stars you give.

DIY – Fold paper stars Each year Clara seems to struggle with how to fold paper stars. In this video you can learn exactly how to fold the tricky stars from paper strips. One of the 5 pointed origami stars is folded from scan of a dictionary page and the others are made from vintage style scrapbook papers.I went for vintage patterns but .

Betsy suggested five-pointed stars instead. When the committee protested that these would be too difficult to make, Betsy is said to have taken a piece of paper, folded it deftly, and with a single snip of her scissors, produced a symmetrical five-pointed star, so impressing her audience with this feat of seamstress magic that they readily.

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