Lucky Stars

Back in July Manon, my daughter, found something on the internet: Lucky Stars. I’d never seen them before but it turns out that it’s something very old, used in the Japanese folding art ‘Origami’.

They are so cute and when you have a bunch of them together, they really look lovely.
You can buy different sets of ready made strips in shops, some expensive, some cheap, but there are loads of them free available for download, just google for ‘lucky stars paper’. It’s a bit more work (and maybe more expensive) as you have to print and cut them, but there’s a wide variety. I’ve learned that some people are having trouble finding them in shops, and downloading them from the internet is a great option.

But… while I was looking at the sheets of paper Manon was downloading… I thought: hey, I can do that and decided to design them myself 🙂
The first set I made is blue and each strip has Manon’s name on it, but the possibilities are endless!

To help you on your way, here’s a great video tutorial on folding the actual star

As Manon has been folding days on end – and believe me, you need A LOT of stars to show them off! We decided to put them in a glass jar. The effect wasn’t really what we were hoping for. With so many colours and patterns together in 1 jar they looked messy.
So… on one of our regular Ikea trips, we found a set of 4 cuter than cute mini glass jars and bought one set, so we could see what the stars would look like when we sorted them (somewhat) by colour. We both loved the end results, so now we’re forced *cough* to make another trip to Ikea and buy some more jars.

Lucky Stars Ikea Jars

Lucky Stars


And as I’ve made several patterned papers, I’ll put them here available for download.

Print, cut and fold – Have fun!

My Lucky Stars

Download Lucky Stars Papers 3.1 MB

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5 Comments so far

  1. Thank you for sharing these lucky stars.

  2. Angie on September 16th, 2011 at 15:22
  3. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on Sep. 16, 2011. Thanks again.

  4. CreativeBusyHand on September 16th, 2011 at 15:57
  5. Hi, I found your post casually… thank you for sharing!
    If you want, came to my blog… I will be so happy for your visit!
    Hugs, Taced

  6. Taced di Handmadecreativity on September 25th, 2011 at 23:15
  7. These are really cute and look so good in the adorable jars you bought from Ikea – I might have to make my own trip! Also thanks for the downloads – such pretty papers.

  8. chris on September 28th, 2011 at 06:24
  9. Oooh, I had forgotten about folding these. They would look great inside a clear glass Christmas ornament.

  10. Judy on December 19th, 2012 at 02:31

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