Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Festive Series: Origami Stars

 Hello there! And welcome to another instalment of my festive series. Today's post is going to be a origami DIY as these have always gone down well previously, and they're quick and easy to make so you have time to recreate these in time for Christmas next week! I got this idea from a copy of the YourHome Magazine, and I found this was a great magazine for different Christmas DIY's!




For this DIY you will need 12x12 card or paper; I bought a special Christmas pack from amazon but you're free to use whatever paper design you want, and a pair of scissors. 

To start, fold your piece of card in half.

 From here, fold the top right hand corner over the bottom, open up, and fold the bottom right corner up to the top and open. You should now see a cross in this section of the card.


 Fold the top left corner over to meet the centre of the cross that you have made.

Fold the right side of this previous fold over to meet the left side of the card.

 From here fold the top right corner over so that it meets the triangle.

  Turn this over and fold in half. Cut along the line in the middle so that you are left with a folded triangle.

 On opening up this triangle you will find that you have a pentagon shape, and you can now start to create the actual star!
 Fold the paper in half along all of the diagonals.


 Open up your paper and flip it over so that the white side is facing upwards.
 You now need to fold every straight edge up so that the two corners meet the two side diagonals.
 Repeat this for every straight edge.

 Once you have folded all of the straight edges, you need to fold one on your left over and then lift up the bottom. I found it was easier to push against the triangle fold of the folded straight edge as you lifted the bottom up, and this will define the points.
 Repeat this for all straight edge folds.


 Now is the trickiest bit. Open up the folds so that you have the pentagon shape facing you.
 You need to pinch the triangles together, and push them in towards one another to flatten out into a star shape. I found it easiest to push a couple together to start with so you have a flat base, and then fold the other ones over. Don't worry if you can't do this right away, it took a few tries before I got the hang of it!

  Flip your star shape over.
 You now need to fold the right side of each point over to meet the middle. Repeat this for all of the points. The last one is the trickiest as you need to fold it over whilst pushing it under the point in front, but once you've managed to fold it under this will hold all of the folds in place.


  You now have your star! My little Christmas tree was lacking something on top, so I've placed one on there, but why not make some bunting and hang it along the stairs like I have as well? I simply made a few of the stars, hole punched one of the points (and sellotaped the back to some twine) and then hung it up!




 I think these are really cute, and once you've made one and got the hang of all the folds, they're actually really easy to make but look really effective! 
 As always if you recreate these or any other of my DIY's/recipes from my festive series please let me know! What are you up to this last week before Christmas?

Love Jess xxx

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  1. These look really good. I am going to try some with some glittery paper xxxx

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