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DIY Origami Star garland – Christmas Craft week

DIY Origami Star Garland Christmas crafts - Girl about townhouseSeven days of DIY Christmas decorations, with simple step-by-step tutorials.

Hey! You’ve made it to day 3 of Christmas craft week, go you!

If you haven’t seen the first two days, you can check them out at the bottom of this post.

Today we’re going to kick things up a notch with some origami. Oh yeah , bringing out the big guns now.

DIY Origami Star Garland

You will need:

  • 10x sheets of square paper (I used 8″x 8″ 150gsm card stock)
  • String
  • Craft knife (scissors would work ok too)

Be careful of the thickness of the paper you use, as any thicker than 150gsm will be difficult to fold. Ideally you would want 130gsm or less, to get the cleanest lines possible for your origami star.

I decided to make a video to show you how to fold an origami star, because I think it’s easier to learn these things by watching. It was filmed on my phone, so not the finest quality, but hopefully it will be helpful.

If you do get stuck at all, feel free to drop me a line.

1# Follow my videoΒ to see how make a pentagon from your sheet of paper and then how to fold the origami star. It might take a bit of practice, especially the tricky bit that I mention in the video (whilst simultaneously making it look really easy – sorry about that). But once you’ve made a couple you’ll be a pro, I promise.

2# Using a craft knife make a small cut in the fold of the point of each star.

3# Cut your string to the desired length and thread all of the stars on to the string, spacing evenly.

4# Hang using command hooks, so there’s no damage to the surface you’re hanging it on.

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There you have it! Another simple Christmas Craft decoration that you can make in less than an hour.

I absolutely love origami, there is something so therapeutic about folding paper (such a craft nerd).

You can catch up on the rest of Craftmas here, if you haven’t already.

I think it would look really lovely in solid colours too, maybe classic gold or silver?

What colour are you decorating for Christmas this year? Do you change it up every year or stick to the same colours? Let me know in the comments below and see you tomorrow for more Craftmas!

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12 Comment

  1. Reply
    Chilli Regina
    November 24, 2016 at 10:56 am

    I will def try to make them. They look so beautiful:)
    #brillblogposts

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      November 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks, I would love to see how they turn out!

  2. Reply
    Twin Pickle
    November 24, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Love these! Great colour choices too! #brilliantblogposts

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      November 24, 2016 at 3:38 pm

      Thanks so much.

  3. Reply
    absolutely prabulous
    November 25, 2016 at 1:01 am

    Your home page slider with this post totally caught my eye. I’m the least crafty mum ever but these are utterly stunning! (And for someone who’s only two months into blogging according to your comment on my own post, your blog is gorgeous and the images are fab.) #bloggerclubuk

    1. Reply
      Caroline
      November 25, 2016 at 12:00 pm

      That’s so kind of you to say! Thanks so much for stopping by. Really enjoying reading your blog, it is keeping me entertained during a very long wait at the dentist. So interesting to read about life in Malta.

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    Laura - Dear Bear and Beany
    November 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm

    These are fab and look lovely. I am no crafter, but I like to attempt to have a go. I think I would be able to manage these x #BloggerClubUK

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      Caroline
      November 27, 2016 at 7:53 am

      I’m sure you would Laura, it’s easy once you’ve made a couple. Thanks for visiting.

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    Antonella | White House Crafts
    November 28, 2016 at 4:02 pm

    This is such a cute garland! I am so origami challenged – I’m not sure I can pull it off. Thank you for taking the time to share it at The Crafty Corner link party. I hope to see you there again πŸ™‚

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      Caroline
      November 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      I’m sure you could, it gets really easy after a few attempts! Thanks so much for visiting.

  6. Reply
    Nikki Frank-Hamilton
    December 13, 2016 at 12:42 am

    This is so pretty, I really like the patterns you used, they look great together. The video is well done and so helpful. I think I’ll sit down with the kids and try this, I really love the way they look.

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      Caroline
      December 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm

      Thanks. I am a little obsessed with making these stars, I’ll be sad when they go back in the Christmas decorations box for another year!

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