Thursday, 6 October 2011

Twinkle twinkle little star...

Hi lovelies,

I wanted to blog about a useless hobby that I have been doing since I was a little girl, origami stars! Or paper stars to some, I find it very therapeutic and because they make such cute pretty little stars it generally makes me happy! Sad I am, I know -_-

A few pictures of a previous batch of stars that I made and put into a pretty display heart shaped bottle :-) paper stars make great decoration and gifts too! You have to use thick paper, I usually use good quality wrapping paper but you can also buy strips of paper to specifically make these stars. The size of the stars depend on the width thickness of the paper strips, the thinner in width the small the stars.

The next pictures will show you step by step how to make these pretty paper stars:

Step 1: Start off with a long strip of thick paper/thin card (using decorated/coloured paper makes pretty stars)

Step 2: Fold a knot on one side of the strip and press down

Step 3: Fold over the small flap of paper into the knot

Step 4: Start on the other end of the strip and start folding it into the knot, it should look like this when you're done

Step 5: Place fingers on each corner of the star and pinch into the star puffs up. Do this for each corner of the star.

The finished product! Ta daaaa look how pretty and cute that is? It is so simple to make too!

What do you think of these origami stars? If you have a go making them, let me see the results. ^_^

Sheila Elle x


  1. I use to love doing this:) They make such cute gifts!

  2. This is awesome, when I was little, my cousin used to make loads of these. People were always impressed. I have never ever had the patience to make a full jar myself. :( xxx

  3. Oh my word, I've always wondered how to make these stars. Your tutorial was so clear and easy to understand. I love your background it is so adorable. Very cute blog you have here!


  4. Thank you so much for the lovely comments :) xxx

  5. hi Sheila elle , where can i can find those cute origami bottle