Origami Lucky Stars

I made these little origami stars for the boyfriend for our anniversary recently. I’m not a crafter so the process was a bit time-consuming, but once I got the hang of it, it was actually relatively simple and quite fun to do (after multiple redo’s and constant swearing). With Valentine's Day soon approaching, this is an adorable, inexpensive homemade gift you can make for that special someone. To make it even more sweet, I wrote a little something on the inside of each star -- every time he opens one, he's reminded of something that makes him truly amazing.

You'll Need:

- Paper (computer paper or scrapbooking paper)
- Ruler
- Scissors
- Glass jar
- Ribbon 


1. Take a strip of paper, 11 inches x 0.5 inches, and make a knot near the top end of the strip
2. Flatten the knot slightly
3. Flip it over and tuck the loose end into the back of the knot
4. Flip it over again and take the strip and wrap it over one side
5. Flip over and wrap the other side. Continue flipping and wrapping alternative sides until you're left with the end piece
6. Tuck the end piece into the back
7. Using your thumbs and forefingers, take four of the five edges (with one of the points at the top) and carefully push inwards so that the star inflates
8. Rotate and push the edges again. Pinch the points to ensure it stays intact  
9. Fill a glass jar with as many stars as you'd like. Decorate with a pretty ribbon and tag


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