Paper Stars

Go me, I did it again. I made another craft from something I had pinned.

Paper Stars ~ Hooked and Happy

I love these paper stars! JBird and I made a lot of them (different colors and sizes) and they are going to be her preschool teacher’s Christmas gift.

It’s all about the folding, so I’ve broken it down like the original post. It seems like a lot of steps, but not really…. have fun!

MATERIALS
paper
scissors
paper clips
glue
ribbon/string/fishing line (something to hang stars)

DIRECTIONS

           
          

Step 1: If starting with a rectangle, fold paper along the diagonal making a triangle. We are turning the paper into a square. Cut off the piece at the bottom. Unfold and lay square flat.
If starting with square paper, make a triangle folding along the diagonal, then unfold and lay flat.

Step 2: Fold square in half, making a rectangle.

Step 3: Fold rectangle in half again, making it a square.

Step 4: Open paper and lay it flat. Now fold paper in half diagonally, opposite to what you originally folded in step 1. Unfold it. The result should be 8 fold lines, see picture.

          
          

Step 5: Open paper and lie it flat. Cut about half way up the folds on the straight sides of the page. Continue for all 4 straight sides.

Step 6: Turn paper over, wrong side facing up. Fold cut edges back onto diagonal folds, forming points at the corners of the paper. Continue for all corners, i.e. 4 points.

Step 7: Put glue on right half of each point.

Step 8: Take left half of point and place it over the right side, forming star point. Secure point until glue dries. Repeat for all 4 points.

Repeat steps with second piece of paper.

Place star halves together, flat side to flat side. Place glue where they touch. Let stand until glue has dried.

Paper Star ~ Hooked and Happy

Mine is not flat side to flat side because I wanted to hang my stars against a wall.

Paper Star ~ Hooked and Happy

 It was harder to glue them together, point side on top of point side. I had use my glue gun and hold the halves together for about 5 minutes before placing them on the table to dry completely.

My other flat side to flat side stars were easier to glue and hang down over our doorway.

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Comments

  1. 1

    How awesome! I’ve gotta join pinterest . . .
    Missy | Literal Mom recently posted..I’m Practical! She Thinks I’m Practical!My Profile

  2. 3

    Love these! I wish I had some time to make these! They are too cute! I am going to pin your picture :) so I will remember these
    Hannah recently posted..Monday, Monday!My Profile

  3. 5

    Super cute!
    Shell recently posted..What I’ve Learned as a MomMy Profile

  4. 6

    Those are so cute!

    You asked about the bird ornaments. I don’t have a way to make them – I got them for a review I did on my blog a few months ago. Sorry!
    Lisa @ Two Bears Farm recently posted..Holiday FestivitiesMy Profile

  5. 7

    I really love them too!
    JDaniel4′s Mom recently posted..Finding the Topper for Your TreeMy Profile

  6. 8

    Hooray for making something you pinned!! They turned out great! In fact, I’d love for you to share them here:

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/12/shine-on-fridays-6-and-some-fabulous.html

  7. 10

    These are really cool! Thanks so much for sharing – I am definitely going to try and do this!
    Great tutorial too!
    Lowri
    http://papervinenz.blogspot.com

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