Thursday, January 26, 2012

Origami Star Happy Birthday Bunting


I think my mom loves my blog. She's never actually seen it, but I think she loves it because all of my old belongings (what she would call junk) that have been stored in her garage is slowly being transported to my house. This "junk", crafts that I made in high school and college, has found new life with my blog. She recently handed me a box filled with stars that I folded in high school. When I opened the box, I said aloud "Wow, I really had a lot of time on my hands!" My mom smiled, and said "Yes, you did" (probably implying that I had no life back then.)  I snatched up the box and stowed it in my car (along with a couple of other boxes filled with "goodies"), because I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.

Avery's birthday was earlier this month and the stars would make the perfect birthday bunting. Using a sharpie I wrote the letters happy birthday on the stars and strung them together with needle and thread. To mount it on the cake I used bamboo skewers. Easiest and cutest project ever. Everyone that came over to celebrate her birthday asked where I purchased the bunting. I could probably make fifty more signs, with all the stars that I have.

Here is a video tutorial on how to fold paper stars.  I used "star paper" to fold these stars, which makes it easier to fold.  Star paper is just paper that is already cut into strips.  You could cut the paper yourself, or buy quilling paper from Amazon. Here is the link to quilling paper: Craft Quilling Paper 100-Pack, 25 Colors  








25 comments:

  1. That was beautifully clear. I shall make some tomorrow as it is rather late here in Australia.

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  2. At first I thought the ad from MyFunCards was part of your new blog look?!?! I'm too confused for a Friday.

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  3. Those oragami stars came out great. Hopefully with some practice I will be abe pull off my own oragami star decorations.

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  4. Those are precious. Great idea for a cake topper!

    I didn't realize that star paper existed! A student of mine gifted a colleague of mine a glass Coke bottle full of those itty bitty stars. Years later the image is still vivid. I think I might have to make one.

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  5. Adorable, I have not made these in a long time.

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