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Tutorial: Origami Lucky Stars

By sweetcivic
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I've made this tutorial as some of you have requested. Here is my long awaited tutorial for making the Origami Stars (also called Lucky Stars). If something isn't clear or if you have questions, please ask.

Click download on the left for the full size instructions with images.

1) Cut out a strip of any color paper or use pre-made origami star paper. Here I've cut out a strip from wrapping paper.

2) Make a ribbon-like from the strip of paper with the short-end under.

3) Tie a knot at the end without scrunching it. Pull the knot tightly and flatten the edges slightly.

4) Valley-fold the short end and tuck into the pentagon.

5) Keep folding the strip until the end and making the pentagon thicker. Tuck the end in.

6) Hold along two edges and then push in one of the edges with the tip of your thumbnail. Repeat the remaining 4 sides.

7) And there you have a 3D origami lucky star.

:iconsweetcivic: If you like to see a video tutorial on how I made these origami stars, check my videos on my YouTube Channel:
~ 3D Origami Stars
~ Stars made from Straws
~ Please SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube Channel. Thanks!

Here is my "Lucky Star" collection:
Origami Stars in a Bottle: [link]
Straw & Ribbon Origami Stars: [link]

© Jennie Yuen - [link]
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I had tried making these stars before but i failed and gave up. Today I decided to try and after confusing tutorials and almost giving up again, I found your. Thank you for making it so simple and easy to understand :)
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I just made one while looking at the diagram . came out pretty well for first time
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awesome thanks, been wanting to learn how to do these
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NebetSetaStudent General Artist
Thank you! :heart:
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YumeNoTsuzukiStudent Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial. <3
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Golden-Anchor General Artist
i keep trying but mine looks terrible.. -n-
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littledemonplusherHobbyist Artisan Crafter
um mine wont do wat yours is doing at the end!:(
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KreepingSpawnProfessional Traditional Artist
Well, that's tricky. ;p
ViturinnFox's avatar
Uhmm..And how big is it supposed to be? :o
In2Eternity's avatar
Wow, cute stars :) Thanx for sharing!
PikaPower27's avatar
what do you mean valley fold? :?
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sweetcivicHobbyist Photographer
[link] Hope this helps :)
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RavenRandomStudent Traditional Artist
I've always wanted to make these. Thank you!
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sweetcivicHobbyist Photographer
You're welcome. :)
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NekoTakaHobbyist Writer
Dizzy: I have a feeling that once I'm done with my book of cunstruction paper, I'm going to be investing in shiney wrapping paper!
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