Twinkle, Twinkle - Paper Star Tutorial

My maths buddy in High School taught me how to make these gorgeous wee stars from the old perforated edges on printer paper,  I had long since forgot the technique, but found this excellent tutorial over at Zakka Life



So now i have something to keep my fidgetty fingers entertained... these could be used for tables decorations, hung from garlands, placed in hurricane lanterns, tiny stars can also be used as packaging for Christmas parcels... they are very versatile and can be made any size and with any paper that suits your style.  Im sure you'll come up with your own use for them, but will agree they are 'simply' stunning!


Supplies:
Music sheets - search online to find holiday carols and print on light brown paper. Position your sheet music so it's formatted in landscape.
Paper trimmer or scissors
Double stick tape
Basic Star Instructions


Instructions For Large Stars

1. Cut music sheets into (2" x 11") strips. Make four strips. Tape together to make one long strip.

2. Fold star (instructions above) up to step seven. Using double stick tape, tape end down to star. Finish with step eight. Done

*I recommend not wrapping the paper too tight. The large stars are a little tricky to puff up and might require a couple of tries.


 
Instructions for Small Stars

1. Cut music sheets into (1" x 11") strips. Make two strips. Tape together to make one long strip.

2. Fold star (instructions above) up to step seven. Using double stick tape, tape end down to star. Finish with step eight. Done



Other option - use wrapping paper to make the stars. You will be able to make them just about any size that you want, due to the width and length of the paper. 

Some inspiration...





2 comments:

trinket box said...

I love these - thanks for posting this! :) Gonna have to try it. x

Hani@Craftionary said...

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Thanks for the lovely idea! My stars never come out so well. Yours on the other hand are perfect.. :)
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