1.You will need a stroke of paper. Normally you will be able to buy such strokes in your art supply store (or as I did in a toy store). But you could simply make them yourself with any paper you would like as well.
2.Make a knot in the strip of paper
3.Tighten and fix the knot by making folds in the paper, making it into a pentagram.
4.Fold the short end to the inside. If it sticks out you can simply tear or cut it off a bit before folding to the inside.
5.Then you start folding the long end of the stroke of paper over the pentagram-shape you already have. Keep folding and turning it.
6.Do this until you can’t go any further.
7.Tightly fold the short end of the paper into the ‘pocket’.
8.You now have your basic shape.
9.Start pushing the middle of the sides with something sharp (I used my nails) to the inside.
10.You continue this for all the sides until the shape starts to become a blown up star. (By the way, this is the most tricky part. The first time I tried I messed up completely and ended up smashing my star so don’t worry if this happens to you)
11.Tada! You have a lucky star!
A Splash of Ida
November 12, 2011 at 14:51
I used to fill up a jar of lucky stars. :-) its so much fun to do and they just look so adorable. :-)
have a great weekend. :-)
November 12, 2011 at 15:58
not only do i like the stars, i love your nails. pretty. have a good weekend. (:
November 12, 2011 at 18:39
cute idea! thanks for sharing :)
November 13, 2011 at 00:32
p.s.: I’m new here and I really like your blog!
Have a great time!
November 13, 2011 at 18:03
What a cute tutorial! I love everything with and about stars and these ones are extremely cute! Oh, and your nails in the first pic, I LOVE them!
November 14, 2011 at 13:29
I love making stars! <3 Frogs are my absolute favourite to make though; I love giving them cute faces!
Lost in the Haze
Lina @ Chopping Vegetables
November 14, 2011 at 19:33
I love making paper stars!
November 14, 2011 at 23:12
Thanks for sharing :)
November 15, 2011 at 14:51
I love the first pic, it looks really cool. I’ve always wanted to know how to make these little stars, ever since I was visiting someone and they had a glass vase filled with them as decoration.
Magical Day Dream
November 16, 2011 at 23:48
@ A splash of Ida: yes I still plan to do that but i haven’t made enough stars yet.. :)
@ Beth & Paula: Thank you and you’re welcome :)
@ Mariana: Thanks and welcome! I hope you stick around.. :)
@coffeerocketfairytale: Then you should make them! I bet you can do many cool decorations with them, especially with christmas coming up
@ Jo: Frogs? Do you make them in a similar way? I would love to learn how to do that, it sounds funny :D
@Lina: me too!
@Emmett katherine: Then I am happy to have helped. I didn’t know how to make them until a girl from my study taught me how to make them :)
November 17, 2011 at 10:08
These are so sweet! I might make some for my Christmas tree this year :)
November 17, 2011 at 20:30
this is very cute :) my students would lov eit!