I’m thrilled to be sharing this fun-to-make paper ornament you can create for friends and family this holiday season! This star ornament folds closed for giving and for storing between holidays, and then opens to create the star shape for displaying. It is an interactively fun treasure to give to someone you love! This paper star uses the basic squash fold and once learned, you can incorporate it into cardmaking as well – check out some other card ideas.
Watch my step-be-step video tutorial and download my pdf directions for your files!
Paper Star Ornament Supplies
- 3” x 3” patterned paper (cut 5)
- 1-1/2” x 1-1/2” square cardstock (cut 2)
- 1-1/4” x 1-1/4” square Basic White or patterned paper (cut 1 or 2)
- 6” ribbon (2)
- Wooden bead or button
- Strong adhesive: Liquid Glue or Seal +
Directions for Paper Star
- Fold the 3 x 3 patterned paper as instructed for the squash fold. The side that you want to be the outside of the star will be on the outside for the first 2 steps of the squash fold.
- Repeat this step for all five squares of patterned paper.
- Attach all 5 squash folds together, one on top of the other making sure the openings and centers are all lined up.
- Adhere ribbon pieces to the squash folds on the outside with the length of the ribbon extending past the openings.
- Cover the ends of the 2 most outside squash folds with 1-1/2” squares of cardstock, adhering over the ribbon.
- Decorate the 1-1/4” square as desired and attach over the 1-1/2” square(s).
- Thread the bead or button through the ribbon ends and slide down to the closed open ends of the squash folds.
- Tie a knot in the ends of the ribbons at the ends.
Once you make one of these squash fold ornaments each consecutive one will get easier and faster to make. I hope you give this star ornament pattern a try and bring some interactive magic to your papercrafting! Thank you for playing along with me, and happy creating!