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lucky star garland

I was out looking for some new origami papers last night, when I saw a pack of paper strips for making Lucky Stars. I’ve always wanted to know how to make them, and I thought I couldn’t go far wrong for under a dollar.

They are actually really easy to fold – if you want to make your own, the hardest part would be to cut the strips of paper (although even that wouldn’t be much hardship with a paper cutter/guillotine).

Each 25 x 1cm strip made one 1.5cm star. I strung them into a garland with seed beads as spacers. The finished result (sorry about the backlighting) makes a really cute window decoration:

lucky stars garland
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They would also make a nice tree garland! If you want to make some yourself, here are some instructions, and a video that shows how easy it is to make one.

PS – While I was out, I couldn’t resist picking up this pen pot featuring Elephant and his ‘Favorite’ upside-down monkey friend, who apparently like bananas very much. You can’t argue with random cuteness like that 🙂

kawaii pen pot


  1. dhani said

    nice stars.. i had seen them in another site and tried to make the but it always has something like a hole on on side and it doesn’t come up properly

  2. phoebe said

    i love the pen holder, you really can’t go wrong with random cuteness. i made a ton of these over like a month, i cut a magazine into strips and folded them at school, i ended up losing over 75% of the stars, i guess that’s why i should be more organized.

  3. futuregirl said

    I never thought of making a lucky star garland. Mine are just laying around everywhere. 🙂

  4. Clare said

    I love those lucky stars, I want to have a go at folding some too! Cute mug as well! 🙂

  5. They are stunning. When I was little I used to make very small ones and put them in a minature bottle for some reason/ it was cool at the time!

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