Saturday, August 18, 2007

Rethinking Paper Lucky Stars

Remember lucky stars? You would make hundreds of them to fill a jar and give them to your friends. Why not reuse this simple craft for other things. Fill small gift boxes with them instead of tissue. This looks great for small things like jewelry. Use the stars for embellishments on cards. I made gift tags (pictured above) out of the paper one uses to make the stars. The paper comes in all kinds of great prints and phrases. Below is a picture of how the paper comes packaged. Usually costs about a dollar a package (30 strips of paper). Directions below


*If you don't want to buy the paper, you can cut the strips yourself with a light weight paper to
( 3/8" by 10"). It's also fun to print out your own sayings, then cut the strips.

18 comments:

Rosemary said...

Those are adorable! Now I'd like to make a million.

a rose is a rose said...

wicked cool! thanks for sharing

Jennie said...

amazing! thanks!

Ree said...

Yay! Thank you for the directions. My friends used to make tons of these for their gelato shop. They'd put them in glass jars and decorate.

Jenny said...

Thanks for the tutorial. What is this kind of paper called? I live in the UK and would like to get my hands on some!

kawaii crafter said...

thank you for all your kind words

the paper is called "origami lucky star paper"

please let me know if you have trouble finding the paper

KnitXcorE said...

i bookmarked this post a long time ago, and just bought the strips in china town..... totally, adorably addictive.

Ayumi said...

I love the gift tag u made out of paper, the one that looks like a star. So beautiful,^-^ but i don't know how to do it, can you please show us how?

Regina said...

How do you do the puffing up step?
It is very difficult.

kawaii crafter said...

Hi regina,

When wrapping the star before you puff it up, don't make it too tight. Then you just squish one side at a time and it should puff up fairly easy. Hope this helps. :)

Fabiana said...

Love lucky stars
*Ü*

Anonymous said...

hola soy Viviana de San Juan ,Argentina estaba buscando estas estrellitas hace tiempo yno puedo creer que sean tan faciles.!!!!gracias!!!

The Mully's said...

VERY cute... But how did you do the first step-- the knot? Is it just like any other knot?

anna p. said...

my best friend is being sent off to Afgainistain soon. so i am having a friend have the members of his church put prayers on each strip then i will fold them into the stars and send them to him after his deployment. i think that will make him happy. thanks for the instructions i lost the first set i had!

sooz said...

I've always wanted to make these!
Thankyou for the great tutorial! xxx

Wendy T. Gibson said...

What fantastic photos and explanation! Thank you so much for such good directions! I have shared this beautiful craft on my blog! Thank you so much!

Alyce said...

How did you make the 2 really cool ones on the right? :O

Jessica said...

I was looking for other things to do with the lucky star paper, and I came across this. Can you please post how you made those gift tags? They're so cute! I have so many strips of paper and I'd like to do more with them than just making stars!