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-Origami Star Tutorial- by Jingmamalulu -Origami Star Tutorial- by Jingmamalulu
This is my first step-by-step tutorial, so go easy on me! I spend a lot of time folding stars for my friends and myself, somewhere around the neighborhood of 133 hours of my life and $442 on at least 8000 stars, if my statistics are accurate. But I've gotten a lot of questions on how to fold origami stars and I thought I'd try and make an explanation so other people can learn to fold stars too. I put a lot of work into this thing; I took over 300 photos of stars for this little side project of mine [my digital camera kept blurring up the shots >__<'] and I plan to do a follow-up with a group of photos of different styles of stars that I fold, so that people can see the variety of paper types, textures, and colors that are out there. If you see any mistakes or if something is not clear, please leave a comment so that I can correct it. Aside from that, enjoy looking at the tutorial and I wish everyone good luck on folding their own stars. The file is rather large; just full-view to see it. All comments and favorites are appreciated...


Tools Used to make Tutorial: Photoshop 7.0, Origami materials, brushes from [link]
Time Elapsed: 15 hours, give or take

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Links to my star-jar deviations:
-2005- Bukky: [link]
-555- Kat: [link]
-A few metric buttloads of stars: [link] [link] [link] [link]
-Star-Jar Wallpaper, if you are interested: [link]

Link to my video tutorial:
[link]

*Edited on 7/29 to add another tip that Annalease suggested*
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:iconinglismaia:
inglismaia Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Thank you!
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deaththekidluv8 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Student Artist
I MADE MY VERY OWN STAR!!!!!!!!!!!!! i so happy
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Ohayek Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011
thanks for tutorial, i finaly do it on my self :D i have a star :D
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Doom-Pop Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2011
where did you get the pretty paper for it?
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:iconuprayup:
uprayup Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011
I like this enough to put in my favorite. Good job! I love the idea. I am new @ this thing too!
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Jundou Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2011  Student Digital Artist
i just made my very first star thanks to you <3 i already grew addicted!!
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magikku-pen Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2011
I really like this tutorial, but as for constructive criticism, it lacked clarity. You definitely gave a lot of expert tips and creative ideas (like the use of notebook paper). I had to look at another guide for step 5, since I didn't understand what exactly you meant by "opposite side".
Great job!
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mario0om Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Student General Artist
i always fail at step 5 or 6
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:iconhellbunny:
hellbunny Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011   General Artist
Neat! I've just been cutting my regular origami paper up into teeny strips and that's been working great. I have an origami box full of them. Actually, it's an inverted crown, but... Meh, it works. :D
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ChubbyPikachu Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oooh this is fantastic~
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dark-columbia Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2011
*speechless* So many stars O_O Thanks for the tutorial, I'll try that out :3
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Rina-chanxMemories Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
mine still dont look that good D: i only manage it to do every 5th-10th one right and i have no idea why...
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WapplesIEat Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010  Student General Artist
OMG!! OMG!! I MADE ONE!! :DDD
(the 1st one was a fail tho then the second 1...)

I STARTED LAUGHING LIKE "EHHHEHHEHH! EHHEHHEH! LOOK DADDY LOOK MOMMY LOOK POOPY(my brother)!! I MADE IT!! EHHHEHHEH! EHEHEHH!"
TYVM X33
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35quietfury35 Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2010
I love making these little things ^_^ But mine arn't little, because I can't make them small. only big =(
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:iconrina-chanxmemories:
Rina-chanxMemories Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
mine looks like everything but not like a star ;; it never turns out as a pentagon in the start
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Einahpets1007 Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2010
i tried but i gave up on the tucking hte strp in its had to see how to fold it because the picture is blurry and i find that seeing how the paper is folded is much easier then reading directions
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GaBrIeLlA123 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Where'd the tutorial go???
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:iconjinxye:
Jinxye Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
alot of patience, what a beautiful work! and great tutorial too, well done ^^
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omgitshaylay Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2010
i love the tutorial, i just have one problem, i have tried to make the stars well, but when it comes to the poofing, only one side poofs out and the other caves in.. what do i do?
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0014monkey Featured By Owner May 7, 2010
if you use the macro feature on your camera then it un-blurs close up objects ^_^
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silver-dragonetsu Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How cool! :D They almost look like candies!

This is a great tutorial. I'll definately use this in the future for multiple craft activities. :3
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Ahhhmee Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2010
Ok, wow. This is really detailed. *o*
And I am far too lazy to cut my strips at the moment. XD And far too tired to concentrate that much. .____.
But, I'm definitely going to try this! :D
I've wanted to make paper stars for like weeks now! :O
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:iconbeka101:
Beka101 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010
i can't get my pentagon issometrical :(
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NinjaBunny07 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2010
thts so kool cuz the stars r so tiny! lol. im easily amused XD *plays w/ tin foil crane*
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Anakita4342 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
GDSGHBRSDUBUHDRHGBSDRBHG


I CAN DO IT ALL EXCEPT UP TO 7
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magicmag813 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the Tutorial~!!!

So far I've made about 8, going to write messages on them and give them to people for Valentine's Day! :D

It was very easy to follow and the layout and general look of it was neat and entertaining. Overall, loved it!

Definite Fave~!
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Danni-Chan15 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
the tutorial is easy but I fail at the part of folding it, I have to fold all the pentagon??
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Danni-Chan15 Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
okay forget that comment after a million tries finally I did it but another question, how you make the stars bigger???
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Rawr-Itz-Meh Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
*failure to make stars* I can't get to the part of a good pentagon and poofin it up. My nails were long, so it was harder, but when i cut them, it was even harder. Lol.
*keeps tryin*

Great tutorial, btw :3
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silverbeam Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Hurray for stars!

Please join the official origami stars group today!

[link]
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:iconcrimzon-haze:
Crimzon-Haze Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2009
This was very helpful! Thank you! :D
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Antikku-Kissu Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2009
O: I've been making these since I was little, but I've always used the premade stuff. I'd never thought of making it out of notebook paper before. I whipped some up and it works WONDERFULLY~~ They look very cute, and the notebook paper is much nicer to work with~ Thank you very very much! ^^
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x8x-Utterfly-x8x Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Where do you get the jars? :( So oooo pretty
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cupcake516 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009
where do u gte or buy the nice looking jars?! :( >_<
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AndreeaArsene Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2009
I try this paper star for the first time ... and my first star it don't look to good T.T ... but I'll try more and more till I'll make the good ones ^w^ ...
Many THX'es for this tut! It helped :D
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SufferedHallowed Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009
I'm working on a ton of these things, I think I'm up to 78 right now, probably going to give them to my best friend
thanks for the tutorial ^^
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tjuh Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
This looks awesome! I must try it :D
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JapanPhilippines Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2009
Automatic win.

I'll try making one!
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:iconnad-kat:
Nad-Kat Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2009
I CANT DO IT! are they sold?
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xXbBGurlx Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2009   Artisan Crafter
you can buy it at morning glory or sanrio, like in the tutorial above.:hug:
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iCullen Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
where do you buy the special star paper? i love, love, love, love, love making the stars but i've been measuring and cutting and measuring and cutting strips of paper and it's just very annoying. and sometimes i cut crooked and the star dosen't even turn out! so please, where do you get the paper? :D
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raywindz64 Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2009
Thank you for the great tutorial. I can use these stars for a lot of gift and decor ideas.
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HeartFlare05 Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2009
Wow great idea with the notebook paper! Thanks for that tip. but yeah. Awsome tutorial. Some of the pics are just a little blurry though.

But overall it was good. Lol. 10,000 stars? Dang. that's alot of stars. Hope you make it! :D
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Lyssaur Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009
Thank you SO much, especially for the tip about the notebook paper! <333

I just have one question: do you know any good places to buy nice jars? I can never find any pretty ones. =/
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SammyMai Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2009
i cant get the poofing part XD
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Iris-Grubb Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
so, i know you probably won't read this, but thank you oh so much for this tutorial.
now i know what to place in the box with my friend's birthday plushie.
thank you!
<3
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MzSparky Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2009
I love Paper Stars. I use to write my wishes in them and then fold them up. Right now I'm making a hair clip with them on it.
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Bluebunny12 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2009
OMJ!!! Thank you so much! I havent tried this yet but i really hope it works cuz im always so jelous cuz nearly all my friends can make these and i never can!
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Everything-I-Am Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2009
Thank you for making this, I've been so bored on spring break and this is the perfect idea of what to do! Now I'm going to be making stars all day. =D
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katiebann Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2009   Photographer
Nice tutorial :)
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