Friday, October 22, 2010

Origami Paper Star Ornament, Tag or Decor

Last year I was given a Christmas Ornagami Book.  Get it? Ornaments made with Origami. 

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One of my favorite ideas in the book  is a 5 pointed star.  I decided to give it a whirl and I am glad I did.  Love it. 

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My supply list included:

12x12 sheet of cardstock scrapbook paper cut into 4 6x6 pieces of paper

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Distress Ink (optional)

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Decorative paper brad (optional)

Hole punch

Twine

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I followed the easy instructions in the book. 
(Instructions from Ornagami: An Origami Christmas at Your Fingertips by Gay Merrill Gross, copyright Quirk Packaging 2005, 2007.)   I have permission to share them with you so you can make one too. 

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The instructions go back to #1 here because the first set were for a pentagon base.  The 2nd set if for the star.

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This photo shows the paper brad from the back.

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I rubbed the finished star onto the ink pad to get the distressed look.

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This is a very inexpensive and easy way to make handmade ornaments, gift tags or home decor.  I think glitter would be a great addition to try.  I also think this would be super cute hung at different levels on a wall mirror.

Will you be making one?  What will you do with your star?

Tracy

 

Linking to

Favorite Things Friday @ A Few of My Favorite Things

Weekend Wrap Up @ Tatertots and Jello

Saturday Night Special@ Funky Junk Interiors

Sunday Showcase @ Under the Table and Dreaming

Craft-O-Maniac Monday @ Craft-O-Maniac

Get Your Craft On @ Today’s Creative Blog

Whatever Goes Wednesday @ Someday Crafts

 

48 comments:

  1. I can't believe that was just scrapbook paper! Scrapbook paper and Walnut Distressing Ink!!!! I can't pass up trying a project like this! :)

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  2. I LOVE that, Tracy! It is beautiful. I cannot believe you made that. It looks awesome.

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  3. I am hopeless when it comes to following origami directions. One of my BFFs just gave me a book as a present so I'm going to try again. Your star is awesome! I have wanted to make those forever.

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  4. my lord i thought was a star you painted and added the button.......its cardstock!!!!!!!!! how fantastic i never heard of this product....your gping to have alot of fun i can see this... have a great weekend Tracy

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  5. Oh my gosh! It looks beautiful! I totally could not tell that it was paper! Great job. Come say hi sometime!

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  6. I would have guessed this was a metal star....great job!

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  7. I really thought that was paper mache or metal. What a great ornament!

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  8. That's amazing, I thought it was metal! I think I need to give one a try. I'm sure it will be addicting and I'll need to make more.

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  9. Saw this at Tatertots and Jello link party--so cute! I think these would be perfect to beautify Christmas presents...thanks for sharing this!

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  10. Wow! That looks incredible! I can't wait to try this. Thanks!

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  11. This is awesome! Thanks for posting directions!

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  12. Love your star and the way the stain added make it look so aged...so very cute.

    I acutally made one using your direction, very simple. Thanks.

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  13. ACK!! Tracy, you absolutely rock! I LOVE barn stars and you officially made it super easy for anyone to make one! Can't wait to give this a whirl with my own spin! So very cool!

    Love how yours turned out, the distressing is bang on awesome.

    Donna

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  14. ...wow great job & wonderful tutorial!

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  15. OK. Yes. I will be making these now. Thank you so much for all the instructions.

    I LOVE these stars. They are always so pricey at the stores. So. Currently I own none. However, I think I could actually start making them!!!!

    Yours is bee-u-T- full!!!!

    ~Kolein

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  16. OK. Yes. I will be making these now. Thank you so much for all the instructions.

    I LOVE these stars. They are always so pricey at the stores. So. Currently I own none. However, I think I could actually start making them!!!!

    Yours is bee-u-T- full!!!!

    ~Kolein

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  17. OK. Yes. I will be making these now. Thank you so much for all the instructions.

    I LOVE these stars. They are always so pricey at the stores. So. Currently I own none. However, I think I could actually start making them!!!!

    Yours is bee-u-T- full!!!!

    ~Kolein

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  18. Great step by step instructions! Love barn stars! This one is very sophisticated :) Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Fall!
    Michelle ...visiting from Funky Junk

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  19. Sweet! Thanks so much for sharing your star - it is so cool! I think I might be making some soon!

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  20. This is incredible! I thought you mod podged the paper to a star!

    I would love for you to link up to Scraptastic Saturday!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  21. That's awesome! I also thought that it was a metal one that you had painted. Thanks for sharing the tutorial. I may just have to give this a try.

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  22. Wow, I love it!!! I so have to make this. I could not tell it was paper at all. Awesome..

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  23. This is beautiful!!
    Great idea
    Jenny
    www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

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  24. Thanks Tracy.

    Looks confusing, but I'm sure with the great step by step it is easier than it looks.

    blessings

    barbara jean

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  25. Oooh girl! I love it...you cease to amaze me :)

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  26. I absolutely love this!! Thanks for sharing!

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  27. This is gorgeous, thanks for sharing!
    I'd love to share this with my readers at Peacefully Folding if that is ok with you:]

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  28. Super cute!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  29. Beautiful job! This inspires me to go hunt for that book - I haven't tried any origami in awhile.

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  30. This is so beautiful!

    This week is my blog anniversary and to celebrate I'm hosting a week's worth of giveaways. I hope you stop by!

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  31. I love the finish...it looks like metal!! So cool!!

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  32. Awesome! Who would have thought this is scrap paper?!

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  33. Gorgeous. Love easy origami like that. And the way you stained it, it looked like a metal ornament to me. Thanks for posting.
    Found you via UTTAD.

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  34. Good grief, I wouldn't have thought about that either.

    I love these stars. I mean they are really great.

    BTW, do you have any doubt that I like the things you come up with? :)

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  35. That is a great thing to know. I love stars like that. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com

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  36. This is fabulous! What a cute ornament the star makes. Very affordable and so many possibilities. Thanks for the tutorial! (Found u over at Under the Table and Dreaming) - now following you and subscribed- thanks!

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  37. I am loving this star! I'll have to make my own.

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  38. Tracy, The star turned out wonderful! I would have never guessed it was paper. Great finishing technique - love the distressed look. I featured this on the Sunday Showcase post. Thanks so much for linking up. Hope you are enjoying your week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  39. You're star is amazing! I'm sharing it on my blog. Thanks for the great idea!

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  40. Hi, I really liked this post and wanted to feature it on my new craft blog. Thanks for sharing!

    Bonnie

    http://somewhereincraftland.blogspot.com/2010/11/paper-star.html

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  41. This fabulous!! I'm will be trying this!!!

    I'm your newest follower. Come visit me sometime :D

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  42. I just wanted to stop by and let you know that I linked to this post today from the Home & Garden channel at Craft Gossip. :)

    Your feature will appear in the main Craft Gossip RSS feed, on the main home page and can be found directly here
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/9-star-projects-for-christmas/

    If you would like a "featured by" button, you can grab one here!
    http://homeandgarden.craftgossip.com/grab-a-craft-gossip-button/

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  43. Awesome idea! You did a beautiful job! Congrats on being featured!!!! : )

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  44. Love it!!! I would have never guessed it was cardstock & ink

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  45. Love this project! Hope you don't mind, but I'm creating a link on my crafts page. I'll be trying this one this afternoon!

    ~Sandi (New follower!)

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  46. This is cool. My son for the longest time was into these oragami projects.

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