Christmas is coming. So I would like to share with you a very simple way to make stars and stencil.
You will need :
- Paper (white or color, but thin enough to be foldable)
- Scissor ans/or utility knife
Step 1: Make the Paper Square
The stars can be made from rectangular paper too, but I prefer to work from square paper. So I can use the scrap paper to make little stars.
To make you sheet square, just follow the pictures, I think it's clear enough.
If not, I leave me a comment and I will explain (or at least try to...).
Step 2: Fold Again
You will end up with a square half the size of the original. The center of the original sheet will be the center of the star.
Once again, the pictures speaks for themselves.
Step 3: Profiling the Star
Two critical points :
- The corner where all the sheets are visible is the part we won't keep in the process. The opposite corner is the center of your future beautiful star. SO, you have to draw your star profile with the last corner as the center.
- The angle made by your profile and the edge will determine the thickness of the star. You may fear to get too close from the edges. Try some, you will very quickly try to get close to the edges if you want thin stars ;-)
Step 4: Cut ! Cut ! Cut !
In the pictures you can see my wonderful star cut and still folded. And then unfolded.
You may want to flatten the star once unfolded. Put it under a heavy book (for example) and wait ;)
Step 5: Enjoy
The only limit is your imagination. By the way, you're not limited to stars, you can also make snowflakes for example.
The stencils can be used for window decoration, or to mark other kinds of materials (plastic, metal, carton) and make more durable stars.
That's it, we're done, thank you for your patience, and if you wish to leave a comment, be welcome :)