Origami paper stars for garlands or gifts | How About Orange

November 29, 2012

Origami paper stars for garlands or gifts

Making paper Christmas decorations is one of my favorite things this time of year. I found instructions here for making an 8-pointed origami star and tried it out. Lovely!

You can make garlands with them. (The back sides aren't as pretty, so hang the garland against a wall or put two stars back to back.) Or hang individual ones on a Christmas tree.

Or make paper stars to use instead of traditional bows on gifts. If you skip the last step in the tutorial, the back side is flat and easy to tape to a package. These will lay flat for packing presents in a box, and then you can fluff them up again when you put the gifts under the tree.

16 comments:

Grandma G said...

Pretty! Nice fabric background, too. :)

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

Yup, that's my tree skirt.

I was sure you were going to ask if that's your present.

Jessica Jones said...

Oh, guess what, Mum. You know the Christmas lights we spray painted silver to match our tree? The ones that took a year to dry? We tried to put them up last night but they don't work anymore. Argh! Have to paint a new set!

Grandma G said...

Haha! Fooled ya!

Oh, no! Not those lights! Are you gonna do silver again?

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

Yeah, gotta match the tree. They lasted four Christmases, so I guess that's not too awful.

Raquel Úria said...

So beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

Marisa said...

Ooh, I love bow alternatives! I'm no good at tying bows. I bet I could get my 8 yr old to help me fold. Mwahaha.

Debie Grace said...

These are so pretty! Let me try this! :P

Kimberly Wright said...

Very Nice! Your paper stars are gorgeous!

Kate at M is for make said...

yay! I was just searching for a tutorial to make a garland of these are spotting one for £20 on the Toast website and thinking I could make one myself - thank you!

Suzanne said...

I always appreciate a bow that doesn't mind being flattened in transit.

katiecrackernuts said...

They look great. I've been trying to find a star that isn't modular so will have a go at this one. Ta.

Kate said...

these look awesome!! I want to use these for gifts

guinnesscake said...

Wonderfull stars!

hurray. said...

I just gotta try this one, amazing!

Anonymous said...

Very, very pretty garland!

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