> hey what's for dinner mom?: How to Make {another} Paper Window Star {giveaway post}

1.16.2012

How to Make {another} Paper Window Star {giveaway post}


 My friend Nadja over at Willing Thinking Feeling sent me the directions to make this star. I love the way it turned out and asked if I could expand her directions and make a post about them. Lucky for you she said yes. You really should hop on over and see all the lovely stars she has made.

I will not kid you, the first time I made one it took 2 hours. Now I think I have it down and it's easy. But I cried a bit, cursed and kept at it until I made it, I expect you to do the same. 

 You will need 5 sheets of kite paper to make this star. I bought mine off of ebay for a pretty good price and the shipping was quick.





 I chose to use all purple but you can use any color you want.


 fold in half diagonally



 open and then fold in half again




 open and lay flat in front of you like so



 fold one half over to the center line like this


then unfold 


 then fold that piece in half over to the crease you just made


and fold again on the crease


repeat on the other side

then it's time to work on the other end-you'll be folding it the same way just smaller on this end-fold it over to the center



then open, fold it to the crease and then again


repeat on the other side


it will look like this


then fold the left point up to the center fold line


fold the right point to the center


then to make the points on each side-take the flat ends and fold each side to the center line





 on each side



 admire with the sunset coming through it


I glue down the tips and fold to keep them nice and tight-this one needs it's tips glued

now that you've cried, cursed me and come back for more, just make four more of these and glue them with a glue stick and you'll have this


leave me a comment to win your own paper star-- I'll pick a winner on Saturday!

Peace and Love--



5 comments :

  1. What an awesome tutorial!!! No way in *#&#*@) I could have followed those instructions in print. I just love the boys paper creations in that first photo. Well done.

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  2. I will try this again when I haven't had a shot of whiskey before reading.

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  3. Lovely! Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva@gmail.com

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  4. one for Steph who can't leave a comment...

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  5. So pretty!! I always get so annoyed with oragami. The past 2 times I've flied the Skymall mag has had origami instructions for a dollar bill and it took me about the whole flight to figure it out WITH J's occasional help. haha

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