Hanging Spring Star Tutorial.

T is in love with STARS. One of his first words was ‘taaar’. He can hum Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. He LOVES to go outside in the dark to see the stars. And, at least once a day, he points up at our hanging stars and admires them with a lovely ‘Wow, taaar!’

These ones we bought at our Waldorf Winter Fair. They were Christmas decorations but are so lovely, I have left them up.


This one we made ourselves, today…

 Fresh spring-colored stars hanging throughout your home are a wonderful way to brighten your rooms at very little cost. They really do look amazing.
This is how you make them… It’s all in the folding. Just follow the steps and you’ll see how easy it is to make these gorgeous stars. Don’t let the number of steps put you off. It is actually really easy… just follow the photos. We made both halves of of our star in less than 5 minutes and once you’ve done one, it’s even quicker to make more. 
All you need is beautifully colored card stock paper, scissors, paper clips, glue and ribbon…
1) Decorate paper. K decorated this one. I think they are so beautiful when they are simple, colored card stock – if I wasn’t doing it with K, I wouldn’t have decorated the paper but chosen a bright yellow paper instead. In my opinion they are prettier if both halves are the same. K’s opinion differs and so our star has a blue dotty side and a green dotty side.


2) Fold paper along the diagonal as in the photo… we are going to turn our page into a square. Cut along edge, making your paper into a square. Unfold and lay square flat.

3) Fold square in half, making a rectangle.

4) Fold rectangle in half again, making it a square again.

5) Open paper and lay it flat. Now fold paper in half diagonally.
6) Fold diagonal in half again. 

7) Open paper and lie it flat. Cut along the folds on the straight sides of the square page, as in the photo. Cut about half the way up the line. Continue for all 4 straight sides.

8) Turn paper upside down. Fold cut edges back onto diagonal folds, as in photo, forming points at the corners of the paper.

9) continue for all corners.

10) Put glue on the right half of each point.

Glue is only on the right side of the point.

11) Take left half of point and place it over the gluey right side, forming your 3D star point. Secure it with a paper clip until glue dries.

12) Repeat for all 4 points.


13) When the glue is dry, remove the paper clips and, voila, you have the one side of your star.


14) Repeat all steps with your second sheet of card stock.

15) Place star halves together, flat side to flat side, to see where to glue them together. Place a small dot of glue where they touch on each point. Let stand until glue has dried.

16) Attach ribbon with a small dot of glue. Let stand until glue has dried.
Your beautiful star is complete, ready to hang as a handmade spring treasure.

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23 Responses

  1. Thanks so much for this tutorial, my children are going to love making these, I think next week is going to be a week of Easter crafts for us. Warm blessings from South Africa….

  2. Wow! these are lovely and the tutorial is so helpful. I know what we’ll be making to celebrate later this month!

    And thanks for your comment – I know there must be a way to become a follower, but I’ve never done it. When I want to follow a blog, I subscribe to the RSS feed (as I’ve done with yours :) ), and have it emailed directly into my inbox. If you don’t know how, let me know! thefairymum(at)gmail(dot)com.

    blessings!

  3. I am on the hunt for some craft ideas for our school winter fair. I was curious what other crafts your school does at your fair? I want something for older kids that doesn’t take hours of prep. Do you have any ideas? What I really want to do is have kids make wooden spoons, but I decided it’s too much prep and too dangerous for a lot of kids in one room.

  4. Just found you on Crafty Crow! I love your blog!

    Thank you so much for the tutorial for making these stars! I really, really, really wanted to learn how to make them!

    Definitely linking back to you in November when I launch the winter holidays!

  5. Wonderful wonderful stars!!! Thank you for tutorial!
    Just found you – I think I’ll spend long time here!
    Sunny wishes from Crete!

  6. Just found you and saw these…I’m including them in a blog post on my site Hoo-dee-hoo.com and linking back to you today! Love your site!

    xo Meredith

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