Contributor post by Mairi from mairidesign
Chinese Lucky Stars by Mairi of mairidesign
When I was at art school, my friend gave me a jar filled with these lucky stars for Christmas. I thought they were wonderful so she showed me how to make them. Thank you Wing Mun!
What is your Christmas Inspiration?
Perfect for recycling scraps or used wrapping paper, which can be scattered over your dining table at Christmas, or given as a good luck in the New Year gift in little jars. As a relaxing family activity, it is great for calming things down when the festive excitement is high.
wrapping paper, pencil, metal ruler, craft knife, scissors, cutting mat
Chinese Lucky Stars Tutorial Video
1. Measure out and cut the paper into strips 1 cm x 23-35 cm (approximately – shorter for thicker paper, longer for thinner).
2. Make a knot at one end, flatten, and tuck in the excess to make a pentagon shape.
3. Wrap the paper strip around itself, following the natural folds and edges, continue until all the strip is used, tuck in the end and trim it if necessary.
4. Using both hands, pinch the points and press in the edges to make a star pillow.
And that’s it!
Now, start saving all those scraps and used bits of paper and create jar loads of lucky stars for your friends and family.
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