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How to Make Folded Paper Stars in a Jar


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May 17, 2017

Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - stars spilling from jarCrafting is really fun especially when you make amazing things using simple materials that can just be found around the house.

Jars are pretty useful not only as containers, but also, with making decorations. This project can also be made as party giveaways.

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Supplies:

  • glass jar
  • construction/art paper (in assorted color)
  • scissors
  • pencil
  • ruler
  • tulle or lace cloth
  • ribbons
Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - supplies
 

Steps:

  1. Cut different colors of art paper into 1 cm strips.
  2. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - cut paper into 1cm strips
     
    Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - various color strips
     
  3. Get one strip and carefully tie the tip into a knot. Do not distort or crumple the shape of the paper.
  4. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - carefully tie one of a strip into a knot
     
    Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - tying knot
     
    Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - completed knot
     
  5. Gently pull the tip to slightly tighten, but do not press the knot. Make sure not to leave a space in between the 5 corners of the knot.
  6. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - carefully pull paper to tighten knot leaving no open space between 5 corners
     
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  7. Cut the small excess of the tip.
  8. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - cut off excess small tip
     
  9. Start wrapping around the rest of the strip onto the knot. Let the paper lead you to its most comfortable direction.
  10. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - wrap rest of strip around the knot
     
  11. Insert the last roll into the nearest pocket and cut excess paper. It should form a pentagon.
  12. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - tuck end into nearest pocket, pentagon formed
     
  13. Hold the tiny pentagon with your fingers. Carefully press its 5 sides and slightly pinch the corners.
  14. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - holding the pentagon carefully press its 5 sides and slightly pinch the corners
     
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  15. It will pop out nicely into a 3D star.
  16. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - it will pop up into a 3D star
     
  17. Make as many as you can to fill the jar.
  18. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - multicolor stars
     
  19. Fill jar with your 3D stars.
  20. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - fill jar with 3D stars
     
  21. Cover jar with a piece of fancy cloth and seal with ribbons. Decorate as much as you want.
  22. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - cover jar with a piece of fancy cloth and seal with ribbons
     
    Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - decorate as much as you like
     
    Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - ribbon and large pink bow tied around jar
     
  23. Project done!
  24. Folded Paper Stars in a Jar - done
     
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