Woven Star

This star is very similar to the Christmas Star I posted some days ago and just like that one, it can be made with plastic bags or paper from magazines or newspapers...or anything you can think of!
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Step 1:

Take your piece of plastic (or paper) and divide it in at least 20 sections and cut them. I made them 22cm long (about 8.66 inches) and 2cm wide (about 0.79 inches).

Step 2:

Take one of them and fold it in half then glue it.
Do the same for all 20 strips.

Step 3:

Now take 5 strips and weave them with other 5 strips as you can see in the picture.
Glue them together to keep them still.
At first they will often move so you just need a little patience :)

Step 4:

For this step I made a scheme to help you understand so take a look at the pictures :)
Glue the tips of 5A with 5B together, then glue 4A with 4B.
Do the same for:
1A - 1D
2A - 2D
5D - 5C
4D - 4C
1C - 1B
2C - 2B

Once you understand how to do this for one angle, you will be able to do the same for all 4 angles.

The first side of the star is done!
Now take the 10 strips left and do the same thing you have just done to create another "half star".

Step 5:

All you have to do now is taking the two sides you have and put them together, one against the other. They must have the same sides facing. Rotate the one at the top to make them fit perfectly.

Insert the remaining strips in the other "half star" and glue the tips with the ones you glued together previously.

All this is harder to explain than to do so please look at the pictures, I hope it's easier to understand this way!

The star is DONE!!! :)
charlieanderin1 month ago
It could also be a snow flake
lindarose92 (author)  charlieanderin1 month ago

Oh yes, definitely, it depends on the point of view :D Thank you! :)

charlieanderin1 month ago
That's awesome
craftyv1 year ago
Loved it. I'm doing one now out of some plastic tape I've got. Well done.
lindarose92 (author)  craftyv1 year ago
It sounds great, have fun! And thank you! :)
Boygasmo1 year ago
You could also use decorative duct tape and they come in many kind of styles. Just measure and rip it off, then fold it over onto itself. Cut to size if desired.
1 year ago
Thanks for sharing! I love stars!!
lindarose92 (author)  Boygasmo1 year ago
Thank you for the idea, I love it! :)
Servelan1 year ago
Made from appropriate material, this would be great as a Christmas tree 'star'. Cool idea!
lindarose92 (author)  Servelan1 year ago
Thank you!! :)
jessyratfink1 year ago
This is fantastic! A great use for all those gift bags. :D
lindarose92 (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks! You are right...we can recycle anything! :)