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fifiramone
« on: January 21, 2007 04:31:45 PM »

Hi,

Well I made this for my boyfriend for our anniversary in december but I thought i'd share it incase it helps give anyone ideas for valentines day!





On the piece of card, I explained the story behind lucky stars, there's a particular day in the japanese year called 'Tanabata' or 'star day' where they believe that many years ago, a girl and a boy worked for a god, i think he was a shepherd and she was a maid. They were very lonely until one day they met and fell in love, their work suffered so the god seperated them. They were seperated by a milky way, and on this day every year the japanese wish for clear skies so they can cross the milky way. I said that in the jar I had made a wish on every star in the milky way so we would never be parted, its a bit cheesy but let me know what you think!

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« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2007 05:11:15 PM »

Cute!  How do you make those little stars?  I've always wondered, because they just look impossibly small to be just folded bits of paper Smiley. Do you know a website with a tutorial on making them?  I really like them and I hope your boyfriend did too!
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fifiramone
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2007 05:18:33 PM »

hey, thanks! here's a website with some instructions they aren't terribly clear so it takes some working out but once you've made one or two it's pretty easy, let me know if you have any problems!

http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/japan/morigami_star.htm

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burstandbloom
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007 07:22:34 PM »

hey, thanks! here's a website with some instructions they aren't terribly clear so it takes some working out but once you've made one or two it's pretty easy, let me know if you have any problems!

http://www.dltk-kids.com/world/japan/morigami_star.htm



okay, so i prettymuch love you! haha sorry if that's creepy. you see, i'm doing a thing for my boyfriend for v-day which WAS going to be 121 reasons why i love him...and i was going to write each reason on a strip of paper and roll it up and tie it with ribbon. so he'd like, have to untie every single one. ha. but now i think, because of your amazing example, i shall make 121 of those painfully adorable stars and put the reasons inside of those. or whatever. i'll figure something out. i have to use those.  thanks for the inspiration
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« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007 07:55:00 PM »

Wow!  What a great idea, and such a nice presentation.  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2007 08:27:45 PM »

oh! another idea would be to do little origami hearts...if you're looking for a more v-day themed thing
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« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2007 01:04:06 AM »

hearts would be awesome! I dunno how hard they'd be though, i might look into it! Glad you like them Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2007 07:22:43 PM »

I did that for my guy a few years back.  It went down really well and he still has the jar.  I used a tall jar in the shape of a lady I found in a $2 shop.
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« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2007 07:57:45 PM »

Christmas four years ago I filled a HUGE wooden bowl full of these in Red, Green, and Gold for my mother. She was having a party and wanted them. I took me days and lots of construction paper which I cut at Kinkos (my husband was working there at the time). Ahhhhgg. No more than a few at a time anymore for me. AS for what happened to all the stores, my brother (who isn't really my brother, he is the son of the woman I'm named after and was around for a year studying abroad) sent a package to his mother after christmas (boys can't always be bothered to send presents on time) and used them as packing peanuts. His sister then strung them up to put on die Tanenbaum as he is from Berlin.
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« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2007 09:00:32 PM »

so i think i'm going to go with red, white, and pink stars...i looked at different heart origami things and none of them were nearly as cute as these little stars. so stars it is.
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