On Saturday we (my partner, while i watched) put up out xmas decorations, some of which i made myself the first or second xmas that i was ill, in 1999 or 2000, i cannot remember now. I spent about three months making them, and gave a lot away as xmas presents. I thought seeing as i was no longer working i would make things for people instead of buying. I am amazed that they are still looking good, so i thought i would post some pictures here… The instructions for folding them i found by searching for “origami star” on the internet at the time… i have no idea what site it was anymore although i still have a print out somewhere…

Some are flat, a “throwing star” i think it was called, and i made this one from a magazine page:

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others are more 3D… some are made from shiny paper, some from tracing paper and some from magazines:

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I also made some from silk, on which i used fabric stiffener and ironed each fold in…

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I also sewed in beads to the centre, which particularly improved the look of the fabric ones which were looser as the folds were less sharp than the paper ones… i also added beads to some paper ones, using metal pins used to make earrings to make them stand out of the centre…

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I also made a huge silk throwing star for the top of the tree:

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So, Merry Christmas!!

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