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Message in a Star DIY Tutorial


By IMAGE
23rd Oct 2014
Message in a Star DIY Tutorial

These awesome origami stars will brighten anyone’s Christmas…

Unfurl these exquisite?little stars to reveal a secret Christmas message.

YOU WILL NEED: Strips of white paper, gold’spray paint (around €10, PlastiKote), white thread.

HOW TO: Each star is made from a single strip of paper, using an origami folding technique, then simply threaded onto your present. Spray a couple of them in gold paint if you like.

1. You will need: strips of paper, approximately 1.5cm x 23cm. Write your message on a strip of paper.

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2. Tie a knot in the end of the strip of paper and flatten.

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3. As step 2.

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4. Fold up any stray ends.

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5. Tuck stray end under knot created.

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6. Fold the remaining strip repeatedly over the knot, following the outer lines.

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7. As step 6.

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8. Once you are near the end, stop and tuck the tail under to create a flat pentagon.

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9. Pinch one of the points as shown to begin to make a three-dimensional form.

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10. Repeat with the remaining four points to create a star shape.

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Now head over?here for another superstar tutorial for origami enthusiasts.

Sheenagh Green for?@Image_Interiors