27.7.15

Folded Star Tutorial

Folded Star Decoration 
         Hi friends sharing a super simple yet glamorous paper decoration tutorial .Had made these folded paper stars as part of my daughter's Frozen theme birthday party decorations [ you can read about it by clicking the link]
DIY Frozen party Decorations
We had a blue- white color theme and so made white stars with blue  foam star tips and  snowflake centers
Folded Star Decoration
Since I used white ivory card stock to make the body of the paper stars added a bit of glamour using glitter foam snowflakes and stars
Paper Star Decoration
Paper Star tutorial 
I made these Paper stars initially by following a tutorial by Alix but though it is a super simple project I did run into a few hiccups hence sharing a detailed tutorial with tips.

Materials Required

  • Thick Card Stock- For Indian readers I recommend Ivory Card stock available in Stationary shops otherwise you can use the  thickest card stock you get. Good quality double sided pattern paper would look especially cool.Avoid thin paper as it will make your stars floppy!
  • Adhesive : Double sided Tacky tape [Read more here: 12 Tacky Tape projects]makes your job quicker otherwise use regular white glue [ Fevicol MR]
  • Stapler- drastically cuts down your time!
  • Paper Cutter- If you have a guillotine cutter [read more here : Paper Cutting Tools] making a large number of paper stars is quick and easy!
Folded Star Tutorial 
Cut card stock into 10 x 1 inch , 8 x 1 inch and 6 x 1 inch strips.

Folded Star Tutorial 
 Fold all the paper strips in half
Folded Star Tutorial 
 Line up the ends of the paper strips- it is important to line them up perfectly to get a perfect star at the end!
Folded Star Tutorial 
 Glue or staple the ends together
Folded Star Tutorial 
 Staple the other end of the folded strips
Folded Star Tutorial 
You have made one unit of your folded star. You need to make 7 or more such units. I found that stars made of 7 or 8 units looks the best.
Folded Star Tutorial 
So to make one folded star you need to cut 7  each of 10, 8 and 6 inch wide strips and staple them together.
Folded Star Tutorial 
Once you have made 7 folded units, apply double sided  tape or white glue to the outer side of the unit and stick to another unit as shown
Folded Star Tutorial 
If you are using white glue give enough time for the glue to dry. I found tacky tape the easiest and fastest adhesive option in this step. You can also use a stapler but it can be tricky to staple through several layers of thick card stock!
Folded Star Tutorial 
Keep on sticking more folded units
Folded Star Tutorial 
If you wish to add a ribbon you can add it to the adhesive strip before sticking together your 1st and 7th folded unit!
Folded Star Tutorial 
And here is how the folded star looks --super easy to make but a word of warning its not for little hands as my daughter [ she is 9 yrs] declared it was tricky to align the paper strips properly!
Folded Star Tutorial 
Since these stars are dimensional I added punched out glitter foam stars and die cut snowflakes to both sides of the folded star.
Folded Star Decoration
The blue one you see below was made from thinner chart paper and did not turn out as sturdy or as beautiful as the others when hung!
Folded Star Decoration
I hope this easy star tutorial will come in handy for making easy party decorations or Christmas decorations.
Folded Star Decoration
Edited : This tutorial was featured at Totally Tutorials

58 comments:

  1. Beautiful star Sonia!! Perfect for Christmas decorations!! Love it!!

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  2. Love it, something I must have a go at.
    Thank you for sharing
    Patricia x

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  3. OH, Dr. Sonia these stars make great decorations. Love the tutorial too.

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  4. Lovely!
    Beautiful, practical and easy to do!
    Hugs!

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  5. You are so imaginative and creative, Sonia! Love these festive decorations. Thanks for the wonderful tutorial, too!

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  6. What a brilliant idea for a snowflake design!! Love the added blue sparkly stars too!! :)

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  7. The stars are so lovely, how clever, a great tutorial too Sonia!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  8. very pretty ,love how the diecuts and glitter stars add glamour !!

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  9. Beautiful star,thanks for the tutorial.

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  10. These are really pretty. Love the snowflake in the center too

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  11. Stunning star,thanks for your tutorial

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  12. These are fantastic decorations Sonia, thank you for your great tutorial.
    Pam x

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  13. Gorgeous Sonia..they look so elegant and delicate.Would look lovely on a Christmas tree..a WHOLE tree covered with them..

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  14. Oh my gosh, Sonia, these are amazing!! Wow!! Your creativity knows no boundaries!! I love, love how you made them and how they look!! Thanks for the perfect tutorial!! I will definitely make some of these for winter celebrations!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  15. Hi Dr Sonia, thanks for popping by my blog and your nice comments.
    Love your star decorations with the snowflake centres, and a great tutorial, Thanks for sharing.
    Avril x

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  16. wauuu schitterend decor voor de kinderen heb je gemaakt Sonia
    Groetjes Gerrie

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  17. These stars look awesome! I might give it a go... And the frosty village scene is terrific.

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  18. many many thanks for the tutorial Sonia
    the STAR is adorable and stunning
    I love your tutorial
    I am sorry just visiting you again
    hope you are not hate me
    I will try my best to visit you more often and learn more from your tutorial
    you are so patient lady to make tutorial me not hehe (grinz)
    great post Sonia
    hugs, Monika

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  19. Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog,I've just been checking out your blog,you've done some really lovely projects,you have a beautiful blog,I'm now a follower so I don't miss anything else Debbs xx

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  20. This is a beautiful idea and decoration dear Sonia. Thanks for your tutorial.
    Anja x

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  21. Wow just love this star - I'm going to try it too! Thanks so much for sharing !

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  22. So beautiful! You have a lot of patience! :^)
    Hugs, Penny

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  23. You are SIMPLY AMAZING!!!! This is gorgeous! Thanks for the tips!!!!!!

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  24. Oh how pretty! :)

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  25. This is Fantastic Sonia. Thanks for the tutorial..Loz

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  26. Beautiful decoration and a wonderful step by step tutorial! Debra x

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  27. Beautiful stars....thanks for sharing tutorial Dr.Sonia...

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  28. Fabulous fancy star decoration Sonia, thank you for the tutorial
    Kevin xx

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  29. Fab decorations Sonia....great tutorial too....Joolsx

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  30. These are beautiful. Thank you for the easy step-by-step tutorial.
    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  31. Wow, great tutorial Sonia and what a fabulous project idea! This would be great for any holiday, a little change in colour or embellies, presto!! Thanks for sharing your talents! hugs :)

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  32. Hi Sonia, thanks for the visit, loving your tutorial today, not only a good idea for kids who like Frozen but they'd make great Christmas decorations too. Thanks for sharing, loving your icy world.

    Hugs Erika.

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  33. These are beautiful Sonia, such lovely decorations - thank you for the tutorial.
    Pauline
    x

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  34. Thank you for the tutorial of these beautiful stars. Great decoration for Christmas.

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  35. Thanks for the explicitly detailed and great photos of the star making process. The stars were indeed gorgeous. You come up with the most wonderful ideas & I think it is super that many times it's something you can enjoy with your talented daughter. I remember that Frozen Party post...I'm sure your young lady had a fantastic time at her party, and that all her friends enjoyed the fabulous decorations TFS

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  36. wow stunning great tutorial and this must be every little girls dream
    hugs Kate x

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  37. Fabulous tutorial and gorgeous result.xxdid you know I have candy...http://thejourneyisthestart.blogspot.com.au/2015/07/birthday-candy.html

    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

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  38. Wow Dr Sonia!!! This is really a superquick and supereasy project, with a great beautiful result!!
    Thanks so much for sharing and for the measures! Fabulous look with these colours!
    Hugs to you and to your daughter!

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  39. Piękna i chyba nietrudna!!! Dziękuję!

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  40. Awesome tutorial! I LOVE it and perfect with your Frozen Party! I loved you party decorations you posted for your daughters birthday! It was amazing and you really out did yourself!!
    These stars are so fun! Thanks for sharing~I may have to make a few:)
    Sherrie K

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  41. Gorgeous. Love the shape

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  42. Wow what an awesome star decoration they look amazing, thank you so much for the tutorial.
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  43. Fabulous tutorial, and amazing frozen decorations, your daughter must have been thrilled, and must have had an amazing party! You are so clever xxx

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  44. As pessoas entram em nossa vida por acaso, mas não é por acaso que elas permanecem.
    Obrigada querida pela presença amável!
    Lindo post...amei a ideia!

    Beijos Marie.

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  45. Wow, that is so pretty and creative. Thanks for sharing the tutorial too.

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  46. Your folding stars are so beautiful, my friend... I loved them in the Frozen post and am happy to see your tutorial! You are so kind to always share your processes with us! I love the pops of glitter and blue on these stunning decorations. You never miss a detail and you are such a blessing to the crafty community. :o) Wonderfully done, as always!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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  47. These are stunning - what a fabulous idea and thanks for sharing! Have a wonderful weekend.

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  48. They are stunningly beautiful stars....thanks for sharing the tutorial I might try my hands on sometime .Do I have your permission sweety?

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    1. Hehe Ghazala...I am always thrilled when my tutorials are put to good use!!

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  49. Very pretty!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful tutorial

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  50. Śliczne i bardzo pomysłowe, Dzięki za kursik :))

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  51. Wow.....thank you for sharing the tutorial, the stars are so pretty. I'm sure daughter enjoyed her "Frozen" birthday party.

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  52. Wow wow wow and thanks for the great tutorial!

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  53. Very beautiful star, thank you for sharing this tutorial :)

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  54. WOW!! This is Stunning!! Thanks for the tutorial!!! LOVE it!!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    Millie
    Crafting With Creative M

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  55. Stunning star!
    Thank you for playing along at BGC!

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