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Emily’s Origami Star Decorations
Whether your origami skills begin and end at a paper hat or go all the way to a leaping Rudolph, this fun folding project is fun for all! Craft-loving Emily Dawe is going to show us how to make these origami stars that are not only simple to do (and rather addictive) but can also be made in all sizes and changed up so the end result is different every time. From tree decorations and gift trimmings to a pretty mats or an alternative wreath, it’s a really fun DIY project that also makes great use of your wrapping paper leftovers.
What you need
- Wrapping paper (preferably with printed cut-lines on the back)
How to make
- Following the printed lines on the back of your wrapping paper, cut out 15 identical squares (go for smaller squares if you want a tree decoration or much bigger squares if you want your very own star wreath)
- Using the printed lines on the back as a guide, fold each corner to the centre of the square.
- With the folds facing you, create a kite shape by folding in two of the points to centre.
- Turn the shape over so the folds are facing away from you and take the point at the top of the kite and fold it inwards, so the new crease creates a triangle shape.
- Fold the entire triangle shape in half lengthways (so the flaps from the previous fold are showing at the bottom)
- Repeat this will all 15 squares of wrapping paper (the more you do, the faster you’ll get!)
- Now comes the part where you bring them all together, so holding the right-angled triangles so the vertical side is on the right, let’s get started.
- Get another one of your origami triangles and slot the points at the bottom into the two folded slots at the base of your first triangle, tilting it downwards slightly.
- Repeat with your remaining triangles and with a little adjusting as you go, your final piece will slot into the one you started with.
- Add your newly created origami star to anything your heart desires, from the pressies under the tree to walls as a wreath.
About Emily Dawe
Freelance interior and craft designer, Emily Dawe is no stranger to making beautiful and inspiring creations. A perfectionist at heart, Emily is in her element when creating and teaching crafts (especially the paper variety) so much so, she has even hosted workshops and online tutorials to share her love for the art. Colourful and a joy to look at, Emily’s work is a real treat for the eyes, not to mention fun to create, we are thrilled to include her passion in our Christmas Festival.