How to make 3D origami paper stars

12:08:00 PM

Hello darlings!

Some of you know my love for origami from my previous posts on how to make an origami gift box and my review on a great origami book. When I need to do something with my hands and crocheting is not an option, the next best thing is origami. The easiest and most satisfying design of them all is the little 3D origami paper stars. I love making them and I keep them in jars for my crafts.



My blogger friend Maria saw them in one of our craft parties and she liked them so much I promised her a guest post on her lovely blog to show her readers how to make them for themselves. You can find the instructions in Greek here.

Another reason why I love this project is because you can recycle your old newspapers and magazines and you don't need to buy ANYTHING to make it! Just take a look at your recycle bin and fish out the nice looking magazines. 


You will need stripes of paper 1.3cm in width and 28-30cm in length. 

Start by making a knot in the top of your stripe. Don't pull too hard or the paper will rip. Also, don't press firmly down on the knot. Press just enough to create a pentagon with two elongated tails.



Take the shorter of the two tails and tack it behind the pentagon. 

Now take the long tail and start folding it over the pentagon. Keep folding until you end up with a short tail. 


Then tack this in the last fold. Now your pentagon is complete.
Hold it between your thumb and middle finger and with your free hand press firmly in the middle of one of the pentagon's sides. This will force the side to fold. Do the same thing with all sides. Look what you've done! A star!!!!

I bet with practice you'll do better even if the first one doesn't come out exactly right! It is addictive, so you've been warned!!! You will be hooked and next thing you know you are going to be folding the origami Lion King like my friend Russell does!


You can use it for your decorations, decoupage and garlands! Use your imagination!!!!





Lots of love


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19 comments

  1. OMG you make it look so easy I am now searching through my magazines to make some! Wish me luck :)

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  2. Oh they are too cute! I love Little handmade things. I tried stuff like this when I was younger and was never any good at it. You sure make it look easier than it is lol

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  3. These are so cute and you make it look so simple to make. I have never been able to do origami unless it is really simple things. I might take the challenge and have a go x

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  4. Only one thing has annoyed me about this post! And thats the fact I have no origami paper to hand ahha! Why are these so fricken cute

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  5. That is soo cute! i love origami and always add it my presents. I see it is awesome add to wrapping paper. Imagine 15 little stars like that glued on the box. sooo cute!

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  6. Oh these are super cute! I used to love origami as a child, I havent done it for a long time now but would love to try these!

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  7. Love this. Think it's great the way you've instructed on how to do it. They're certainly something I'll end up trying to do!

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  8. What a neat little post! I've always like the idea of origami but I've never seen a straightforward way to get started - I love these little stars!

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  9. Such a lovely origami idea! I've seen these stars being made by people but I never thought about making one myself. I think it's awesome that you featured this!

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  10. These are so cute! Would make a great activity for the kids and I think adults with ADD would do well with them also.

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  11. Awwwww. Maybe I can do this with my niece and nephew this weekend! Super cool idea. Do you ever do any videos with your posts?

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  12. Those are so dang cute! I'll have to try making these with my sister :)

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  13. Making these small cute little origami stars could really become an addition. The entire process appears to be simple so I want to give it a try.

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  14. these are super cool, cute and creative. deffo going to get crafty and give this a go one weekend x

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  15. These are so cute, I love stars! They seem quite straightforward to do too which is s bonus!

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  16. I remember we had an origami class at after school club when I was little and I loved it. This something that I could start doing again with my daughter.

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  17. Ok, these are just too cute! And to think you just have to bend them in as the final step. I can picture these in all sorts of colors and with patterned paper, too! <3

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  18. These are so cute! My friend actually makes these to help with her anxiety. Do they help you be mindful?

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  19. That's so cool! I've only ever briefly tried origami, but I would love to try it again. That star looks so small and intricate!

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