DIY: How to fold an origami Christmas star
Christmas is approaching, and we hope your Christmas sales are going well - we also hope you have had the time to enjoy this special time of year!
Soon, we will all decorate the tree and wrap the presents. And - true to tradition - we bring you a little guide that will get you in a Christmassy mood! Last year, we did a free Christmas card that you can print yourself, and the year before that, we showed you how to make pleated Christmas hearts.
This year, we have folded beautiful origami Christmas stars - it sounds difficult, but in only a few steps, you can fold Christmas stars that you can use as tree ornaments, gift toppers or similar.
Origami starPrint template >
- a printer to print the template
- a pair of scissors
- a pencil
- paper - for example wrapping paper or newspaper
This is how you do it:
Cut out the template and use it to draw a pentagon on your paper - cut out that pentagon and place it in front of you with the printed side facing down.
Fold the pentagon open again and turn it so the next corner of the pentagon is pointing away from you. Fold it down the middle again.
Repeat this step an additional three times for a total of 5 folding lines.
Open the pentagon, turn it, and repeat until you have performed this step 5 times.
Also lift the bottom along the fold line created by fold number 2 - this will make the paper point upwards; fold the paper towards the left so it becomes flat.
Open the pentagon, turn it, and repeat the step four times - 5 in total.
You are aiming at getting a star shape with a pentagon in the middle.
Now, fold one of the corners into the center and fold the fold all the way to the tip to create one of the star's sharp angles.
Repeat the step until you have folded all five sides - the last time, you have to carefully open the first fold to get the paper to stay flat.
Congratulations! Your star is now done! You can make a little hole in one end of the star and attach a piece of thread so you can hang it on your Christmas tree or use it as a gift topper.Tips:
Be thorough when you make the folds, and make sure you have straight lines - this makes it much easier when the star has to be made.
Do you want larger or smaller stars? When you print the PDF file from your computer, you can scale it according to your needs.