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« on: January 03, 2009 07:02:45 AM »

Here are some origami stars that I made.



Some people call them lucky stars or wishing stars... I like to call them puffy (p.diddy) stars.... crickets chirping... The tradition is that you fill up a jar with these and give them to someone you like.  Some people also say that if you make a 1000 of these, you'll be granted a wish (kinda like those pesky paper cranes).

You need a long strip of paper to make them so I cut pieces of left over scrapbooking paper and magazines.  If you're interested in learning, you can find a tutorial here.
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« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2009 07:48:09 AM »

I have been wanting to try these for forever! Wow! you have some tiny ones too!
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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2009 08:10:50 AM »

there used to be an oriental store nearby, and they had paper precut for these in little pads.
I made a lot of them, and got a lot of other people hooked on making them, but then the store closed, and we all stopped.
I never even thought of cutting my own paper lol. How dumb am I?

I love these, and am going to have to make more soon. Heading out to buy scrapbooking paper lol
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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2009 08:45:07 PM »

these are adorable! what will you do with them?
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foldsomething
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2009 01:56:03 PM »

these are adorable! what will you do with them?
These are just kinda sitting in a pile on my desk right now... I have a box of completed works that I make for my website... I guess I should transfer them to the box and clear off my desk.  I did make a few more of these with different paper (and they were a bit smaller) that I stitched onto an origami box that I entered into the gift wrapping contest. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 19, 2009 12:13:35 AM »

I loved this so much I put a link to your general site on my site/blog, featured your tutorial in a post there, and am including it on twitter.  I hope that's ok. 
If not, let me know.

My site is littletheories.com
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« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2009 02:31:44 AM »

they look so cute, i can never get them puffy. they dont like me enough to puf  Undecided

great work.
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foldsomething
« Reply #7 on: January 19, 2009 05:04:24 AM »

i can never get them puffy. they dont like me enough to puf  Undecided

I taught this fold to a few teens and many of them had the same problem.  It was usually either because they didn't wrap tightly enough or they they squashed / creased the pentagon flat.  It's kind of a tricky process... make sure the pentagon is tightly wrapped by continually tucking the paper with the friction of your thumb... almost like you're rubbing it.  At the same time, don't squash down the pentagon.  The edges should be somewhat rounded before you push them in.  I hope that helps you out... don't give up! 
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« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2009 03:35:37 PM »

these are the cutest!
I just made one, but the points aren't pointy.
i think i folded it too tight.
=)
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« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2009 12:51:56 AM »

Very cute! I love these little stars, but whenever I try to make them they turn out looking nothing like a star. Anyways, nice work! Cheesy
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