Do you recognize these folded paper German stars? Many folks remember making them as a child or seeing relatives make them. You might even have one or two from long ago. Would you like to learn to make them? Follow my video tutorial and I’ll walk you through the many steps one fold at a time.
My favorite are the white stars but they are pretty in any color. Look how gorgeous they look in vivid colors.
Tucked into the branches of a garland swag makes the mantle look so festive. and elegant.
If you are giving stars as gifts, you might want to include a card. I created a FREE printable for you with a place for the recipient’s name on the front, a little history about the stars on the inside and storage suggestions on the back. Get your printable by clicking German Folded Paper Stars Gift Card.
I have made the stars by cutting my own strips in various widths and lengths using wrapping paper and even newspaper comic pages. It is tedious cutting my own so I now purchase strips but you might enjoy experimenting.
Stars in just blue and white adorn this tree. The white stars are waxed and the blue ones are not.
German Star Video Tutorial
Dipping German Stars in Wax
Traditionally these German Stars were dipped in paraffin to help protect them from the outdoor elements. I displayed some on a tree on my porch and they suffered no ill effect. You can find the process by clicking Dipping German Stars in Wax.
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