How to Make a Star Pattern




By Noreen Doll.

A star pattern is easy to do if you just learn a few folds.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

After you’ve made a paper star, you can trace it onto cereal cardboard or a milk jug to make it more permanent.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

Use some scrap paper to make a few practice stars in various sizes.

Supplies.

Paper

Scissors

Ruler (optional)

How to Make a Star Pattern.

1. Start with a square piece of paper. Have the side of the paper that will be the back of the star facing up.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

2. Fold it in half.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

3. Turn the paper so the fold is at the bottom and the open edge at the top.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

About 1/3 of the way down on the right edge make a small mark.

4. Fold the paper so the lower left corner meets the mark on the right side.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

Crease it.

5. Now there is a triangle in the lower right corner.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

Fold it over to the left as shown. Crease.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

6. Fold the right edge over to the left edge as shown.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

And your paper looks like this.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

7. Turn your paper over so you have the single fold on the left, and 2 folds on the right.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

Keeping the paper folded, draw a line as shown.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

8. Cut on the line with scissors.

How to Make a Star Pattern - Crafty Journal

The bottom part with the point will be the star.

9. To find the center of the star, make a small mark before you open it.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

The mark should go on the point that was at the bottom when you made the cut.

There will be no open edges at this point – only folded edges.

Make a small mark at the very tip. This will be the center of the star when you open it.

10. Trace the star onto cardboard to make a sturdier template.

How to Make a Star Pattern by Crafty Journal

Or make a milk jug template that can be used over and over.

Now go make lots of stars!

How to Make a Star Pattern - Crafty Journal

Tips

Try making different sized stars by using different sized squares.

Change the shape of the star by how you draw the line across.

If the line is more horizontal the arms of the star will be fatter.

Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. This ought to come in handy for the 4th of July – thanks!

  2. That is an easy way to make star. Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Handy, I love stars!

  4. Thanks for sharing it!! From now on we’ll be making perfect stars!!

  5. Thanks for sharing this! One of my little bridesmaids has asked for stars made out of sequins on her dress (I let them design their own dresses, they’re having a whale of a time!) and I was worrying a bit about how to get the perfect star shape… THIS IS THE ANSWER :-D

  6. Love it! Thank you for joining us on the Wake Up Wednesday Link Party! Have a great day!

  7. thanks so much, now I can make my stars! Just pinned it to for the future!

  8. This looks like a fun thing to do with my little boy, and also perfect for the 4th of July. Thanks for sharing!

  9. What a great and timely tutorial! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on Kitchen Dreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

  11. That’s so helpful! Every time I want to make a star craft, I have to try and find one online. Now I won’t have to! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

  12. This is a great tip! Thanks for linking up on WAYDW!

  13. Thanks for such a useful tutorial! We are featuring your post at this week’s upcoming Family Fun Friday at Happy and Blessed Home. Thanks for sharing!

  14. Oh wow perfect star without cutting or getting pattern from magazines or the net! Thanks for sharing =)

  15. Cool tips. Getting ready for the 4th!

    TQM

  16. Oh my goodness how many times have I given up on making a star!! Thank you so much for this tute. Useful year round because you always need stars! Thanks for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle! Millie

  17. What a useful thing to know!! Pinned for later use. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

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