Day 6 and it continues...! Our summer holidays were delightfully filled with gentle skies and vast seas as we camped on the small and sandy island of Uist. The lane near our campsite had this sign struggling to keep its head up above the sea of grasses and wild flowers that joyfully filled the field and tumbled down on to the lane edge.
(Be warned - it is a long post and an incurably addictive craft!)
You will need:
ready access to tea/coffee
A podcast or radio
Scrap practise paper
Finished item paper (I used sheets from a book that had been destined for the paper skip)
String or threads
Time (I may have mentioned this already)
Part 1 - Creating your pentagon
Either follow these instructions or follow this link which takes you to a template, which you can then print and cut as you need :)
1. Firstly, using your practise paper, ensure you have a square piece to start with. To achieve this, fold one of the corners up to meet the opposite edge, forming a triangle. Cut off the excess paper alongside the triangle, unfold your triangle to reveal a square.
2. Fold your square, in half, from the bottom upwards to the top.
4. Fold the bottom left corner up to the top, unfold.
6. Take the bottom RIGHT corner towards this point and fold over.
7. Still with the same piece of folded paper, refold, backwards, the top layer of paper in half, see photograph on the left
8. Take the BOTTOM LEFT corner and fold upwards toward top right, against the newly created edge. See the photograph on the right.
9. Flip the paper over. You are now working on the 'back'.
10. Fold in half where I have marked the dark line
11. Following the edge of the top layer of paper (see central photograph) cut off the excess of paper
Part 2 - Making stars!
1. Place your pentagon nice side down.
2. Refold and open each creased line - use the back of your teaspoon to press down (did you wonder why this was on the list?) helps make a nice tight fold.
3.Fold the straight edges upwards to the folds you have just made, use the teaspoon here again, you will need nice crisp folds. Unfold again. Turn the pentagon and repeat this folding five times.
Your paper will then have new creases as per the photograph below.
5. Unfold. Turn one fifth so you now have a new base, repeat the above step until you have gone completely round your pentagon. Your pentagon will now have additional creases - see below photograph...
7. Lie your star down and tighten the folds with the back of your spoon.
8.Flip the star over - notice the mini pentagon?
10. Turn your star and repeat action, do this five times in total.
It is at this point (or 5 points!) you realise
You have Only Gone And Made a STAR!!!
You are AmAzInG!!!
Think I need a little lie down in a dark corner ... how about you??
If you have been inspired by my tutorial,
could you be so kind to link back to my blog,
I would love to see how your Origami Stars turned out,
or did you too need a little time to recover :)
Linking with Julie's Advent
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