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Making these beautiful paper stars is almost addicting. Before I knew it, I had made a star in each color of the wedding party. Packaged in clear, cellophane bags and tied closed with a ribbon looks pretty used as a bow on a present. And it doubles as a “1st Christmas Together” ornament keepsake.
Many ideas for German stars
For ages, paper stars were made around the holidays to hang from the Christmas tree. But they are also unique as shower and wedding favors. A decorative and a lasting memento for guests to take home. Paper strips are available in many colors to coordinate with the occasion.
Holiday German star card
For holiday gift-giving, I created a printable card to include with your stars. If you are giving stars as gifts, you can include a card 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.
Maybe you have made these stars before but forgot a few steps. If it has been a while since I made German Stars, I need a quick refresher myself and refer to the videos.
The stars aren’t hard to make at all but the folds have to be done correctly and in order. This video tutorial with step-by-step folds and turns will clearly show you how. Fill your Christmas tree with them or give as gifts. They really are beautiful.
The how-to video is in two parts. It is step-by-step making it easy for you to create your stars. I show you every fold so you can work right along with me. Remember, you can pause the video if you need to, or go back a little until you thoroughly understand each fold and turn. After a few stars you might not even need the video! Have fun!
German Star Video Tutorial for Making Stars
Note: In my original tutorial post, I suggest waxing the paper stars. I would continue to do this especially for the stars used outside for holiday decorating. I do not plan waxing the metallic stars because they are lovely as is but I won’t be using them outside.
How to Wax Paper German Stars
The tutorial for Waxing and glitter your stars can be found by clicking How to Wax German Stars.
German Star Paper Source
Various size stars
Paper width and length
Here is the link to your FREE Handmade Holiday Craft Project Planner.
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