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Beautiful folded paper German stars remind many of childhood when they were made at Christmas time. I made an easy to follow, step-by-step video tutorial to guide you through the process. After making a few stars you will be able to make them quickly and probably won’t want to stop. Link to the video is below.
Leave the German stars as they are or dip them in wax
Paper German Stars Video Tutorial
To see the step-by-step video tutorial for make the paper stars, Click Paper German Stars Video Tutorial.
Pretty stars make lovely gifts.
If you are giving stars as holiday 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 added a star to a bridal shower gift made to match the colors of the wedding party.
Various size stars
If you want to play around and create different size stars you will need to begin with different size paper strips. The chart below will guide you. The thinner the paper strip the smaller the finished star will be. Working with larger strips is easier, especially for beginners.
Paper width and length
1-inch wide x 24-inch long paper strip will make a 4-inch star
3/4-inch wide x 18-inch long paper strip will make a 3-inch star
1/2-inch wide x 12-inch long paper strip will make a 2-inch star
3/8-inch wide x 9-inch long paper strip will make a 1.5-inch star
I have made itty-bitty stars that are maybe 1-inch using paper quilling strips. They are tricky to make but very cute!
Where to purchase paper strips
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