A Makezine link popped up in my Facebook news feed the other day for some cardboard star decorations, and I couldn’t wait to give them a go. It’s for an Origami Star Holiday Decoration. If you’re looking for a quick Christmas craft to do yourself or with kids… give it a go!
I didn’t have any cardboard to hand, so I took the bag of cereal out of the cornflake box and used that! It gave me flashbacks to my childhood. We used to watch the programme ‘How do you do?’ a craft show on RTE( Irish Tv channel) – and, afterwards I’d empty every food packet in the house to get useable cardboard!! My poor mother had a lot to put up with.! I remember some days we would have to ring my dad at work and beg him to bring home some pipe cleaners for the next ‘make & do’ project we’d just seen the presenter Mary FitzGerald create. ( One of my earliest career ambitions was to have Mary Fitzgerald’s’ job when I grew up !)
The star above was made with cardboard with some silver crepe paper stuck onto the square before I started folding and sticking.
The black ones are made from some light craft card:
Which we then covered with some silver snowflakes ( meant to be used as table confetti!)
Then I took some crumpled gift wrap from the recycling pile – ( and crumpled it some more! ) before sticking it to another cardboard square and then turning it into a star!
And finally a group shot! -
The 8 – point star was made by sticking one star on top of the other!
** In case you’re wondering – while typing in the title, I was reminded of one of my favourite songs