May 24, 2005

How to make Origami Lucky Stars

Origami Lucky stars are fun to make and really beautiful. It might look kind of hard, but after a few tries, they are easy. You can get the paper at any of those Asian stationary stores at the mall. A simple Google search will show you what they look like packaged. The result is 3 dimensional paper stars that you can put in a decorative jar or bottle for a gift or to decorate your place.

You start with a strip of origami star paper. You can find packages of these in Asian stationary stores that sell Sanrio products and the like.Origami Lucky stars are fun to make and really beautiful. It might look kind of hard, but after a few tries, they are easy. You can get the paper at any of those Asian stationary stores at the mall. A simple Google search will show you what they look like packaged. The result is 3 dimensional paper stars that you can put in a decorative jar or bottle for a gift or to decorate your place.



Make a perfect knot on one end of the strip, creating a pentagon shape.

Keep folding/wrapping the strip around the pentagon knot. The key is NOT to crease your folds. This is how the star ends up puffy-looking.


There will be a length of the strip leftover that you tuck into the folds.


Pinch the corners of the pentagon gently to make the star shape.


One finished "Lucky Star".


Here are the finished stars. They come in pastel, shiny foil finish, glow in the dark, and even transparent colored cellophane strips.


You can display them in jars.They make a thoughtful handmade, decorative gift. Here are 2 small ones jars of stars. They look a lot better in a bigger jar, with say, a ribbon tied on. Have fun!

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