12.09.2008

Origami Stars

origami stars

Have you seen these little stars made from strips of paper?

When Patricia from Zen Crafting first posted her origami stars, I immediately did a Google search for a pattern. While I didn't find the pattern she used (this was before she posted her tutorial), I did find a tutorial for a different origami star:


Make Origami Paper Stars - The best video clips are here


I grabbed my Sundance catalog, ran to my paper cutter and started chopping. Then folding. Then teaching my children and my children's friends how to make more stars. They are just so cute and tiny and adorable. Irresistible really.

origami stars

But what does one do with a bunch of mini origami stars? Maya suggested stringing them to make a garland; she also filled a glass jar with stars. Very cute idea.

This is what I did with a few of mine.

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I simply strung several stars onto a short length of wire and formed a mini wreath with a little hook on top for easy hanging. My daughter wants two so she can wear them as earrings.

Origami, stars, recycling, easy, fast - what's not to love about this craft?

22 comments:

  1. cute! I guess I should go grab the catalogs out of the recycle bin. :)

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  2. Dude!! THese are so beyond cute!! I need like a million!! :) Thanks for sharing the video, but it looks like the tutorial you linked to is for a different type of star.

    Cheers!
    Rachel

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  3. OOH, I saw these, too. I love the wreath you made from them!

    Check out Paperelle's Esty shop for the ways that she uses the stars: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=6266247

    All very inspiring!

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  4. they would make awesome garland! how cool!

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  5. We were busy with paper stars this weekend, too.. but mine are "not so crafty".
    Very cute!

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  6. Oh my.

    Your header: satsuma or clementine?

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  7. I live in Hawaii and for Patriots Day, my kids' school made leis of red white and blue paper stars for the military parents.

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  8. I love it! I am really doing this for Christmas this year. I loved the little wreath as well.

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  9. These are great. I have two girls home recovering from the flu today--it might be just what we need!

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  10. could those BE any cuter? You have a way with stars, don't you Molly?

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  11. TOTALLY ADDICTING. Can't stop makings stars!!!

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  12. You are right! Who wouldn't?! I love the wreath you made with them.

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  13. Cool blog, and I love your crafts! I linked to you from my blog: http://noricum.blogspot.com/2008/12/wintry-weather.html

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  14. You are a better paper folder than I. I tried this last year and become horridly frustrated with the whole process. Now maybe I'll have to pull out the paper and try again ...

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  15. Those are cute and adorable and easy looking! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

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  16. adorable. i love the wreath idea!
    you are so crafty.

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  17. Oh, I love these! My three best friends in middle school were from China, Thailand, and Japan (by way of Hawaii.) They loved to make these, and showed me how. Japanese stationary stores even sell little pads of "star paper" strips in cute colors. Adorable! I love your idea of using catalog pages, though.

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  18. Oh my! These are amazing! I can't wait to make some of these with my son and daughter. Thanks for posting such an awesome tutorial. :) Peace.

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