An Origami Lucky Star Garland
I found the tutorial for these stars here. They are very simple to make, you’ll be cranking them out in no time. I think this garland would look better on a ‘real tree’ or at least against a darker background. The instructions I found online for folding a star are better than mine but here are some basics.
- Cut a strip of paper about 11x.5″. I just cut each sheet of paper into 16 strips.
- Fold the end into a knot.
- Flatten as neatly as possible so that the shape has five sides.
- Flip and fold the long strip around the pentagon you’ve made.
- Tuck in the final end under another fold.
- Press along the five sides of the pentagon to ‘inflat’ the star.
- Pinch the tips a bit if you need, to create a more star-like shape.
Tip: Do not grab card stock like I did. Regular printer paper will be fine. ‘Inflating’ the card stock killed my fingers. Use a needle & thread to string together. Tie a little knot to keep them in place.
Second Tip: Use dental floss instead of thread, the wax helps keep the garland from getting super tangled.
A Sticker Star Garland
Remember those gold stars you got on your papers in elementary school? Pick a pack of those up in the grocery store for a couple bucks. Grab some dental floss (unused). Put two stickers back to back around the floss. I spaced them out a couple inches apart. I like to use a different color on the front & back for a lot of them.
Quick tip: We used ‘Mint’ dental floss for this one, adds to the number of senses that can enjoy our ladder tree.