With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: Making German Paper Stars... Again (4)

Monday, September 12, 2011

Making German Paper Stars... Again (4)


Betcha can't make just one.
I only needed to make one to include with a shower gift and look what happened.
If you ever wanted to make these pretty stars or just need a refresher, I have an easy to follow, step by step video tutorial that will have you on your way.


Before I knew it I had made one in each color.
One to match the wedding invitation is packaged in a cellophane bag and closed with a tag
(Bag fround in candy making department of craft store and tag made on computer and stapled closed)

I also had some neutral colored paper so I made some stars (also called Moravian Stars or Froebel Stars) for autumn

If you are like me, even after making hundreds of these paper stars, need an occasional instruction refresher  when starting back making them, I have included a previously posted video tutorial for step-by-step how to.

PART 1
video
PART 2
video

Note:  In my original tutorial post, I suggest waxing the paper stars. I would continue to do this especially for the stars used outside for holiday decorating.
I do not plan waxing the metallic stars because they are lovely as is but I won't be  using them outside.

How to Wax and glitter your Stars can be found in this post:

You can find paper strips to make these lovely stars on Amazon.
There are affiliate links in this post. That means if you buy something from that link, I will earn a small commission, but it won’t cost you anything additional.

37 comments:

podso said...

Someone will be getting an extra special gift! Do you use them to decorate the package?

Maple Lane said...

What an incredible gift for the newlyweds! The colors are magnificent.

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your stars! I actually printed out a tutorial for something similar last year but never gave it a go. Maybe I will have to put it on my list of things to try again this season. Thanks for sharing. Glad to see you are keeping busy. Happy hands, happy heart. Take care! Best wishes, Tammy

Sue said...

Oh! my! so beautiful, thanks for the link, and video.
Sue

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your paper stars are so lovely and perfect for many occasions and holidays, according to the colors and prints of the papers you use. thanks for the tutorial videos!

Buttercup said...

They are beautiful. Your instructions are great.I may even get the courage to try them and I am not very crafty.

Keri On said...

I think the first German star post is what led me to your blog! They are beautiful. I still have not tried to make them....hopefully soon! Thanks for sharing!

moreofhim said...

Beautiful!! I would definitely like to make these and am so grateful for the tutorial.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. It blessed me beyond measure!

God bless you - Julie

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I need to show this to my hubby. He loves to work with origami and I think this might be something we can work on together. I remember when you first showed how to make these stars a few years ago. They look pretty and I'm sure the star was the "hit" of the gift!

Kids craft ideas said...

Love it. Thanks for sharing

Babs said...

I love the German paper stars. I have some several years old that my DIL made for me before she was my DIL. :) I use mine on our Christmas tree and they are treasures because she made them. Thanks for sharing your tutorial.
Babs

Snippety Gibbet said...

Those are so beautiful. For some odd reason, I just have no skill for paperfolding. jan

Sheri said...

My goodness these are beautiful! I can't wait to try this out, thank you so much!

meijo's JOY said...

absolutely pinning this into my next project http://meijosjoy.blogspot.com

Divya N said...

looks really pretty....I always mess up with weaves n stars...i hope I atleast get this right

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

They're gorgeous! I had eyed some of these on Etsy last xmas and always wondered how to make them. Thanks for the tutorial. I will definately have to give it a try!

Anne said...

I love doing these stars and I like to do them with the ribbons used for gift wrapping - you know the plastic/paper type that you can curl after you tied the gift?
Makes for lovely cute small stars and indeed I never do just one ;-9

happeningswithLana said...

I keep saying every year that I am going to make them but..... Maybe this will be the year!!! Happy Late Birthday a month late!

Mhairi said...

Beautiful. I would never have thought to use the "duller" colours but the brown one is lovely. Definitely going to have to make some of these for Christmas. Thanks again for sharing

Laura said...

Those stars are so beautiful and your great video tutorial makes me think that I can actually tackle making some!

Thanks so much for linking up to my Holiday party! I know this will inspire many people to give this a try.

Nancylynn said...

Your tutorials for the Froebel Stars don't seem to be on your blogpost any longer - just blank spaces. Are they available elsewhere? Thanks so much. You do lovely work!
Nancy
nakerly@charter.net

linn said...

FINALLY I managed to make these stars! Thanks to your GREAT tutorial.

Thank you ♥

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking up to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at www.SugarBeeCrafts.com -- you were featured today!!

Vicki B. said...

vbohrer@att.net
I made these many years ago and had lost the instructions. Thank you so much for the tutorial! I need to know what type of paper you use. I tried card stock and regular printer paper this morning and neither seemed right. I would appreciate this information. Thanks again!

Inspire Me Heather said...

Those stars are so pretty! Thanks for sharing the tutorial - I've got this linked to my stars post as well today, for inspiration!

katrina - dot dot dash said...

so simple, but brilliant! these might even get a repost, thanks for the inspiration x

Rennyc said...

my aunt made these when she was in high school and gave them to my mother. For 25 years they were the only ornaments we had on our tree. She recently taught my daughter how to make them - she made them for a 4-H project! so happy to find a site for the paper - and thanks for the link on how to wax them!

Angie Chavez said...

Thanks so much for sharing this at the Christmas in July party - 2013! I'm pinning this to my Christmas board!
~Angie @ Knick of Time

Angie Chavez said...

Oops - I just saw your "photo terms" - do you want me to remove the pin from my Pinterest board and FB page?

Suzan Sweatman said...

I love these!!! And love that you can make them to fit with any decor or theme!
Thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
( the Queen of Explanation points )
SUzan

marie said...

I LOVE these stars Lorraine....and every time I see them I think "maybe this is the year I'll make them"!

Maybe this is......
:)

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I can see how these would be addicting. Thanks for sharing at Christmas in July. Pinning this one:-)

Linda Bick said...

Hi the links don't seem to work for me? Can you send me a download, these look so pretty and my husband is from Germany, I'd like to make them for Christmas now before the crazy s start...thank you

Terradactyl said...

Oh wow, I have so much paper I could do this with! Thanks for sharing!

lslave said...

Where do I get the long paper to use? Is there a special weight?

Dorothy Brunelle said...

I used to make these back in the 60s but I had forgotten how. Thanks you for the wonderful tutorial. I'll now try again.

KDianne Stephens said...

Try using the last bit of strip most people cut off to create one last layer - as shown here!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=egkYycCELhg

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