With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Folded Paper German Star Tutorial (3)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Folded Paper German Star Tutorial (3)

One of my favorite projects and by far my most popular post.



 So, I thought I would re-post for those interested in making some of these very pretty paper stars this year.
(early enough to give you plenty of time)
Click this LINK to take you to my step-by-step video tutorial.

Blue and white stars decorating my white feather tree.
Pretty in blue
Bright and cheerful colors
 The video shows you the entire process and since you can pause it, giving you time to complete each fold and turn, you will be able to make these stars too.

Waxed stars displayed outdoors on my porch
Even covered with snow the stars survived :)

 The finished Stars are delicate and beautiful just as they are.
For longer lasting stars, they can be dipped in wax and sprinkled with glitter for a shimmering look.
The finished stars were traditionally dipped in paraffin to help withstand outside elements and make them more durable.  Follow this LINK to see how I dipped my stars in wax.


      
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25 comments:

Lady Farmer said...

I was just thinking of making some of these following your tutorial! I am hoping to have a few other gals join me! Thanks again for posting this great tutorial!
Blessings!

Tara said...

Those are so so pretty. May try my hand at those this year. Got your directions last year, but never got around to making them.
Thanks for sharing!
hugs,
tara

Ann said...

Your fabulous German stars are how I found your lovely blog. I never did try dipping any in wax, maybe this year I'll make a few for gifts and try that out.

Snap said...

WOW! Thank you!

Mildred said...

I love these and the photos in the snow are my very favorites!

NanaDiana said...

I have always wanted to learn how to make these. This is so timely that it was posted here today. A friend of ours has a significant other who makes the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. I mean LARGE ones too. Anyway, he told me that this year he would teach me how to make them. As I write this it makes me want to cry because he has cancer that has progressed so quickly that I don't think he will make it until Christmas. I will look at your video when I have time and make them from that. Thank you so much for doing that. Please pray that our friend's friend has a peaceful passing. Hugs- Diana

Beth said...

Those are stunning! What a beautiful addition to your tree.

Susan said...

Lovely stars, LDH, and how sweet of you to share your know-how of making them. Susan

Deb said...

Glad to see a Christmas post. I love these for the tree and hope to make some. Your little out-door tree is charming. Hugs, Deb =^..^=x5

crochet lady said...

Those are so very lovely. Dipping them in wax and adding glitter sure add so much.

Julie said...

These are so beautiful!! I wish I had more time for projects like these.

sarah said...

WOW. Those are beautiful! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. I am enjoying checking out all your projects!
www.homeismore.blogspot.com

A Garden of Threads said...

They are so beautiful, thank you for sharing the link.

Mary said...

Oh, they are gorgeous! thanks so much for sharing your talent at MM. :)

Susan said...

Dear LDH: Thanks so much for visiting my blog and commenting. Always love having you stop by. Susan

Dishesdone said...

The stars are so beautiful! I love the whites one, and the colors, so pretty!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'd love to try making a few of these lovely stars to tie on my Christmas tree this season. Thank you for posting directions. Your photos are so beautiful LDH! Happy Mosaic Monday!

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

The stars make the tree so elegant.

Red Couch Recipes said...

I would like to try these, but I am a bit geometry challenged but thank you so much for the instructions! Joni

Lana G! said...

Oh what a great project! Beautiful!

Suzy said...

I remember these being on my grandmother's tree when I was a kid in the fifties and her telling me then that they were very old. They were made of a heavy waxed paper and the design always intrigue me!!

gnee @ Singing With Birds said...

We are having a special old-fashioned Christmas at a cabin this Christmas and making our own ornaments. These would be perfect!

Joycee said...

I am loving these pristine stars! What a perfect addition to any tree. Thanks for the directions, I will practice and then pass this along to others!

♥ Kelley ♥ said...

Thanks for sharing this tutorial for making these beautiful stars~I can't wait to try these!
Wishing you a blessed week and Thanksgiving!

SisterDG said...

I can't thank you enough for making your video tutorial! I've been wanting to make these German stars forever, but haven't been able to master those central points. Finally, thanks to you, the process makes sense. And, what a beautiful idea, dipping them in wax!

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