Saturday, November 5, 2011

How to Fold Glass-like Stars


This is a continuation of my up-cycled cellophane packaging tutorials.  I am going to show you how to fold little stars with cellophane packaging.  Here is a tutorial on how to fold a paper star or a video version here.  With all these cellophane tutorials, it is always best to practice on paper first and get the hang of it before you venture off to cellophane.  Cellophane is much harder to work with because it is more slippery and stiff.

Note video tutorial is updated.


These are my pictures, but watching a video on how to do this is much easier.
1.  Use a ruled paper underneath as guidelines to cut cellophane into strips. The strips I cut were about .25 in.
2. For larger stars use wider ruled paper. Note that length of paper should be at least 30 times of width.
3. Take cellophane and "tie into a knot" and flatten.
4. Fold over the short end and then the long end along the edges
5.  Tuck end into flap.
6. Pinch into star shape.





Stay tuned to see what I do with all these cranes and stars.

18 comments:

  1. These are so cute! What a great idea. These would make great Christmas ornaments!

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  2. I love these and the cranes! So delicate. They would make perfect Christmas decorations.
    My friend managed to make 1000 paper cranes last year which made for an amazing art exhibition
    http://thecraftartykid.blogspot.com/2011/03/crane-maker.html

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  3. This is so pretty =) You have really cool DIY tutorials =)Hope your having a great weekend!

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  4. So cute!!! I can't wait to try this. What a great use for that cellophane.

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  5. Those are so pretty and creative.

    New follower from MBC and would love to have a follow back

    http://blessedchick-trythis.blogspot.com

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  6. Oh wow, this is amazing! I'd love for you to link this up to my new party, Head to Head Showdown at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

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  7. Love your site, so many creative ideas! You can be assured that I will be flipping through your archives and visiting more in the future.

    Thank you for visiting my site too! Took awhile for me to get back to you, apologies on that.

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  8. oh wow! They are gorgeous! I will hate to try this! I have done these stars with ordinary paper but not cellophane! Gorgeous!!

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  9. I used to make these when I was a student, but with colored paper. They look so pretty in clear cello! Just in time for Christmas decorating! Thanks for the great idea!!

    Karen
    http://www.nakedmommydiaries.com

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  10. very delicate and pretty! I've never tried any crafts with cellophane, but have long been intrigued because of its shiny transparency. What a great idea! I've seen these little folded stars before made from paper, but cellophane is a wonderfully fresh interpretation - bravo!!

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  11. Oh my goodness! These are so great! I am definitely going to have to try this! You are SO talented! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. These are genius, thanks so much for sharing!

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  13. I love those little stars!
    The worst thing is that I don't know how to make them... I can't do anything with just paper! (:

    xoxo

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  14. beautiful, thanks for sharing!

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  15. I thought your tutorial was really easy-to-follow and clever, so I featured it here: http://bluegreenorange.blogspot.com/2012/01/ideas-for-decorating-your-bedroom.html

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  16. I am decorating my tree with all handmade ornaments and using a handmade tree skirt. I would love to string these as garland, but there's no way I could make enough of them. They are stunning!

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