Make: Pocket Full of Stars

What’s a better way to say “I Love You” than a pocket full of stars.  Called either lucky stars or love stars, these little creations are very easy to make with very few supplies needed. Be careful not to crush them! They say you’ll be quite “UN-lucky” with love if you do! (=P)

Here’s how to do it in ten easy steps.

Supplies Needed:

1) Paper Ribbon

(Found in many asian craft stores, usually in round rolls. Thin colorful paper strips or origami paper are good alternatives).

2) Scissors

3) CLEAR Empty Jar or Container (Be creative!)

Optional: Stickers, ribbons, jewels, etc.

(Anything to decorate the jar, but these are so pretty on their own too!)

Method

(Sorry, it’s the science major in me hahah).

1) Cut the ribbon into strips 5-6inches in length.  (However many is your choice).

2) Take one end of the ribbon, and holding the design part on the outside, make a loop just as you would when tying a knot – Be sure to leave a small tail on the left end! (See Picture)

3) Tighten the knot just enough that you create a nice pentagon shape.

4) Fold over the left short end and then tuck into the pentagon. (The crease you made when you folded the left end should creates one of the edges of the pentagon!)

5) Flip the pentagon over so that the long end of the strip is face down and to the left of the pentagon. Then, fold the long end over the pentagon. (Use the edges as a guide. The folds should be diagonal to maintain the pentagon shape).

6) Following the shape of the pentagon, continue to fold the tail over each edge. The end result should be the pentagon with a now short tail.

7) Tuck in the short tail. NOTE: If the short tail only goes halfway or less across the pentagon, go back one step so that the tail is slightly longer. Measure across the pentagon, fold in the excess edge, and then tuck in.

8) Using your thumb and index, pinch any two adjacent edges together to start forming the points of the star. Then, pinch in all corners.

 

9) Fill stars into jar and decorate jar if desired!

10) Give to someone you love with a hug or a kiss! <3

 

 

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial. Any questions, feel free to ask.

I would love to see pictures of your creations. Please send them my way!

Cheers Misc. Makers!

 

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