Introduction: Origami Christmas Decoration

I'll show you how to make a nice 3D star from paper. It's perfect for a Christmas decoration...or a gift:)

Step 1: Materials

You'll need 6 equally squares of paper and some string or thread.
I've used red paper squares 9x9 cm, but you can use bigger or smaller...your choice.

Step 2: Folding the Model

Take one of the squares and fold it like this...

(I'm sorry, but my English is not very good and I'm not going to explain. I think you'll understand how to fold the model only looking the pictures)

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Then fold the other 5 squares the same way.

Here's a video:)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mwLjr7GkSE

Step 3: Connecting the Models

Now it's time to connect the models.

Like you see each model has 2 points and 2 other sides. You must connect point from one model and other side from the other model. See the pictures.

And here's a video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj7P3B-L4xY

Step 4: Final Folding

The star is almost ready...just a few more folds...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1fC9Y7uUHo

Step 5: Add the String

Make a small hole on one of the tops of the star and get the string in. Make a knot and you're ready!

Step 6: Done!

Now you can put the star on your Christmas tree (like me) or somewhere else:)

Comments

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ilv2grdn (author)2012-11-25

I know it's been a couple years since someone has commented on this, but I have to say that this is my favorite one so far. I started getting into origami a couple months ago, and this was easy. The written instruction was easy to understand and the visual aids were very clear. Mine came together very nicely, without any problems. Great job!

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slu6alka (author)ilv2grdn2012-11-25

Thank you for the nice words :)

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ChristyDurr (author)2010-11-10

this is fairly easy and I think i am going to make several to hang around my house for christmas.

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Fodaro (author)2009-12-05

Personally, I find it easier later on when I do two diagonal folds at picture 3, with the second at right angles to the first. 

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w1l50n1404 (author)2009-02-22

I've seen this project before! If i wasn't wrong it's on John Montroll's Origami book called Origami for the Enthusiasm

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NInja99 (author)w1l50n14042009-03-11

this isn't John Montroll's star its made from 6 pieces of paper John's version is only one piece of paper.

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w1l50n1404 (author)NInja992009-03-12

Oh I see, sorry 'bout that! It's just.. Similar with John's..

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Noblevagrant (author)2008-12-22

some pics of the connecting would be nice, i cant view the vids here but those look awesome!

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slu6alka (author)Noblevagrant2008-12-22

I'll add as soon as possible!