Cuteness alert! Teeny origami stars

If you know me, you know I like “tiny”. No idea why. So after yesterday´s tiny gingerbread house I have another “tiny” one today. Tiny origami stars!

Look at them! They are SO cute!!!

And with a teaspoon for scale! I LOVE these.

Once you have figured out how to make them it is really easy. To me it always takes a bit to wrap my head around such stuff … But it really is not that hard. Now even my daughter loves making these.

And it is so easy to decorate with them. Just put some in a clear glas container … or on the table … It always looks good! I love easy decorating! :-)

If you want to make your own there are MANY tutorials out there. I used these:

video instructions and written instructions


And as you can see I made them using old music sheets. Flea market score! :-) I am a sucker for everything “musical”. Just look here

But you can use ANY paper to make these. Old magazines, printed paper, newspaper … anything really!


Do you like them? If yes, don´t be shy and leave a comment! It makes my day! :-)

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Folded stars from musical sheets (recycling)

I actually made these already a while ago. But somehow finding the time to type up posts becomes harder and harder.
Well, just shortly before Christmas … and during Christmas actually … I learned how to make these folded stars. 
They are made out of square papers and are just folded – and stuck together. 
You have to fold 30 pieces of paper. 
In Germany they are called Bascetta-stars. 
Anyone can tell me whether that is the same in the rest of the world?

This one is a star made out of special paper that has different prints/ colors on both sides. 
It looks really pretty, don’t you think?
After I had made this one I was out of the pretty paper … and I figured I could ge a bit inventive …
So I ended up using this:
This is a rather old book with musical notes.

I love musical sheets. 
So I had to try whether it would look good. And this is how it turned out:

I totally adore it!
And as you have to cut the pages to squares there is always a paper strip left over. So what did I do?
I cut squares out of the left over bits … and made a tiny star:

Here you can see both together:

This was so much fun!
I am actually working on another recycled star. 
No musical sheets though … curious? ;-)
But it might take a bit until it is done …

The folding and the putting together is really relaxing … but the cutting of the squares is simply booooooring! :-)
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