Origami stars are a fun, eco-friendly way to decorate your home this Christmas.
You can glue them to windows, thread a string through them and hang them instead of garlands or even use them as creative place settings for a dinner party.
Another favorite use for them is to hang them on the Christmas tree.
These stars look complicated, but as more paper is made they are surprisingly easy to make. Just follow the step-by-step tutorial that we’ve linked below and you’ll have them in no time.
The first step is to start collecting any newspapers or pieces of paper that you find interesting.
We especially like the old sheet music from the charity shop. It’s a fantastic way to recycle old paper and add a touch of personality to the stars.
If you have a theme for your Christmas tree, you can choose or prepare your paper colors accordingly.
The size of the paper doesn’t matter as long as you can cut it into a square. We recommend that you don’t go too small.
The general rule is that the smaller the sheet of paper, the more delicate it becomes.
Make it easier on yourself by starting with half a sheet of newspaper cut into a square until you get the hang of it.
To make the stars themselves, we suggest you watch Homemade Gifts easy origami tutorial. It’s quick and easy to follow, and you’ll know the paper folding pattern by heart in just a few passes.
Save some of your favorite morsels and start brewing a cup of organic tea by your side.
Once you have made the stars, you can punch a hole in one of the spikes and tie a loop of string to it or decorate as you like.
These Christmas stars are a wonderful, plastic-free way to spruce up your home. Let us know if you do it yourself!