German Star Tutorial is one of my favorite projects and by far my most popular post.
So, I thought I would re-post for those interested in making some of these very pretty paper stars this year.
|Un-waxed blue stars and waxed white stars decorate my white feather tree.|
This is how the blue stars look when they have been waxed. The paper becomes darker. Glitter has been sprinkled on while the wax is still wet for an added sparkle.
|Bright and cheerful colors|
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.
These waxed stars are displayed outdoors on my porch.
Even covered with snow the waxed stars survived 🙂
Waxing German Stars
The finished stars were traditionally dipped in paraffin to help withstand outside elements and make them more durable. For the how-to, click Dipping German Stars in Wax to see how I dipped my stars in wax.
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I can't thank you enough for making your video tutorial! I've been wanting to make these German stars forever, but haven't been able to master those central points. Finally, thanks to you, the process makes sense. And, what a beautiful idea, dipping them in wax!
♥ Kelley ♥ says
Thanks for sharing this tutorial for making these beautiful stars~I can't wait to try these!
Wishing you a blessed week and Thanksgiving!
gnee @ Singing With Birds says
We are having a special old-fashioned Christmas at a cabin this Christmas and making our own ornaments. These would be perfect!
I remember these being on my grandmother's tree when I was a kid in the fifties and her telling me then that they were very old. They were made of a heavy waxed paper and the design always intrigue me!!
Lana G! says
Oh what a great project! Beautiful!
Red Couch Recipes says
I would like to try these, but I am a bit geometry challenged but thank you so much for the instructions! Joni
Gardening in a Sandbox says
The stars make the tree so elegant.
A Garden of Threads says
They are so beautiful, thank you for sharing the link.
WOW. Those are beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I am enjoying checking out all your projects!
These are so beautiful!! I wish I had more time for projects like these.
crochet lady says
Those are so very lovely. Dipping them in wax and adding glitter sure add so much.
Glad to see a Christmas post. I love these for the tree and hope to make some. Your little out-door tree is charming. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5
Those are stunning! What a beautiful addition to your tree.
I have always wanted to learn how to make these. This is so timely that it was posted here today. A friend of ours has a significant other who makes the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. I mean LARGE ones too. Anyway, he told me that this year he would teach me how to make them. As I write this it makes me want to cry because he has cancer that has progressed so quickly that I don't think he will make it until Christmas. I will look at your video when I have time and make them from that. Thank you so much for doing that. Please pray that our friend's friend has a peaceful passing. Hugs- Diana
I love these and the photos in the snow are my very favorites!
Your fabulous German stars are how I found your lovely blog. I never did try dipping any in wax, maybe this year I'll make a few for gifts and try that out.
Those are so so pretty. May try my hand at those this year. Got your directions last year, but never got around to making them.
Thanks for sharing!
Lady Farmer says
I was just thinking of making some of these following your tutorial! I am hoping to have a few other gals join me! Thanks again for posting this great tutorial!