Allow me to introduce the lovely and talented Ching Ya, a dear friend and social media geek with a delightful creative streak. Today, she’ll teach us how to fold our own paper stars in this photo tutorial. Enjoy! ~ Jen
The Cute Little Stars
Twinkle twinkle little stars
How colorful and adorable you are…
I’ve always loved them, it’s my dream to hold the stars in my hands and admire their beauty.
Guess what? My dream came true after all!
Cute isn’t it?
I sprinkle these little ones around my Christmas corner, along with the tree of course.
So, do you want to spice up your Christmas decorations with these little ones? I can assure you, by the time you finished reading these instructions, you’re gonna shout out, “OMG!! It’s THAT simple??”
How To Fold Your Little Paper Stars
What do you need?
A half-used colored/wrapping paper (I prefer recycled ones, you could use brand new if you like), a ruler and scissors. That’s it.
Are you ready to rumble?
Measure and cut a strip approximately 1cm width and 20-25cm in length (depends on your liking).
Do it as if you are making a perfect knot.
Make sure ‘A’ is on top of the tail. Then continue to tuck ‘A’ inside the hole.
Pull ‘A’ through gently and flatten the knot.
Reminder – Make sure ‘A’ is neither too long nor short. A considerable length as shown in the picture will be just right.
Bend the excessive end to the back. (Cut it off if too long.) Now a pentagon is formed.
Bend the long tail according to the sides of the pentagon. That is, go up from underneath the pentagon as illustrated, following the direction of the blue dotted line.
Continue the ‘pentagon-wrapping’ method (see next 4 photographs) until it almost reaches the end.
Here’s what your star will look like at this point:
Slip the tail into the body of the pentagon. Cut off the excessive part if necessary.
Hold your pentagon as shown in the next photograph. Press in hard until the pointed ends are formed.
Continue pinching with other sides until the star becomes “puffy”…
… and VOILA!!
Now you can carry on with as many of them as you wish. Even fill up a jar with stars, and give it as a present to your loved ones. Now they’ll never running out of wishing stars for Christmas!