Christmas Star Origami Ornament

5 Materials
25 Minutes

This year is special. Everything is different. Therefore, instead of buying ornaments for my tree, I decided that I am going to make it all out of used books. First, I made the folded book decoration, and now to the ornaments.

First, I tear up a page out of the old book I have kept especially for that purpose.

Then, the page is a rectangle, and I need it to be a perfect square. Then I created a square folding a corner, making a triangle

And cutting the rest using scissors.

Then, I need to create a pentagon. There are several steps to create it perfectly. First, I folded the square into half, vertically.

Then, I folded the right corner to the middle and to create a mark and unfolded it.

Then I lifted the left corner and folded it into the other side- to create a cross in the middle. I took the left bottom corner and folded it into the cross's middle created by the opposite corners. Folded it strongly.

The corner of the folded paper on top, next to where the page number is, I folded back to the right, aligning it with the rest of the paper.

Then, I folded the top side to meet the line of the new triangle.

Using the line created in the middle, I folded the paper into one.

Then, I cut the rest of the paper, leaving just the bottom triangle. Once I unfolded all, the pentagon was created. TBH, this is the scary part for me. If the pentagon is not perfect, it means that I need to repeat the last steps and re-make it.

Luckily, my pentagon was alright.

Then, I started folding the right side to the left, meeting the two left diagonals' corners. Unfold and repeated those steps to all corners with the same logic. This is only to create the folding lines.

Once I had all the mark lines, the start was noticeable! Yay!

I just needed to create the corners of the stars. To do so, I folded the right side to the left, as visible in the last picture, and on top of the fold- I folded the top page. I needed to push the edge (by pinching it out) to create the new fold.

I unfolded and repeated on all corners and sides. Once I unfolded all, I pinched the pentagon's corners until a small pentagon was formed in the centre.

I rotated the pinched corners and folded it in.

Then, I flipped it over and folded each small triangle to the middle, making each corner into half. The last one is tricky; I needed to lift the resting triangle to fold, then fold it again.

Until the star was ready!

All that was left was to create the hook. For the white stars, I made it out of an old facemask handle, folded into half.

For the red once, that I painted with a marker, I used wool.

I used a hot glue gun to connect the hooks to the stars.

Merry Christmas!

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