This post is sponsored by The Loctite Repair Network
I love these stars. I wanted to do a cut-and-fold version of origami lucky stars. You can make them in different sizes and you can hang them on yours Christmas tree or make a garland from them. I also saw some similar stars being used as gift boxes.
They look great alongside all the other paper decorations I’ve been making lately.
If you fancy having a go you will find the templates and instructions at the foot of the post as usual.
I hope all your Christmas plans are coming along well. I can’t believe it’s nearly Christmas (I start to panic when I think of all the things that need to be done in the next week).
YOU WILL NEED:
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+ Good quality A4 paper (in whatever colours you fancy)
+ Loctite All Purpose Adhesive 20ml
+ Sticky tape
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1. Print out the templates (see section below). There is a large medium and small version. (Make sure you set your printing preferences to ‘photo’ or ‘text and image’). Cut around the outside of the template using a pair of scissors.
2. If you want to incorporate your stars into a string of LED lights then you will need to punch a hole in the star at this stage. If you want to hang them on your tree then attach a loop of cotton instead. If you just want to thread your stars onto some string then you can do that after making the stars so skip this stage entirely!
3. Now, score along all the lines using a ruler and pointy object (such as compass or needle).
4 & 5. Fold along each of the lines you have just scored.
6. Apply a small amount of Loctite All Purpose Adhesive to on of the tabs and stick together.
Handy hint: You can also use Loctite Power Easy as an alternative to the All Purpose glue. It is a Super Glue, so works quicker and is stronger but doesn’t stick for around 30 seconds, which gives you some time for re-positioning. It is also a gel formula, so won’t soak through your paper.
7. Continue for the remaining three tabs.
8. Job done – Yay!
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