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Ornament Advent: Day 16 Origami Star

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Origami star ornament made from scraps of wrapping paper.

 

Lynne: I was hoping that since we had Teri Partridge as a guest author today with the Champagne Cork Angel, I would not be required to have an ornament. After some discussion about fair shares and obligations, here is my ornament.

While I was cruising the net this morning for an idea for our Ornament Advent, I found an origami Christmas Star that used wrapping paper scraps. Since most of my wrapping for Christmas is done, I have lots of small pieces of paper lying around and was eager to try it.

You will need 2, 6 x 6 inch squares of wrapping paper and this tutorial by Nikki, in Stitches. And that’s it. These are the clearest directions I’ve seen for origami folding and I was able to make 2 of these ornaments in about 30 minutes.

Once I was done with the origami figure, I added glitter and then hot-glued some vintage buttons to the front and back. I had these buttons stashed in a jar, but you could use whatever you have on hand. I added some fishing line to hang the star and marked off another day on the calendar.

 

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9 thoughts on “Ornament Advent: Day 16 Origami Star

  1. They are another kind of stars inspired by German pedagogue Friedrich Fröbel and indeed very easy to make although I fold them a bit differently than Nikki did. Here’s a pic of some I made:

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