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How to Make Origami Lucky Stars

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Origami lucky stars are a traditional design that can be made into a lovely handmade gift.

Lucky stars are often normally given as a gift in a decorated glass jar. As you might expect, origami lucky stars are popular gifts for weddings and anniversaries. You can even buy jars of lucky stars from various Etsy sellers if you don’t have the time or patience to try to make your own.

Another story that is associated with origami lucky stars compares the stars to the traditional origami crane and says that you’ll be granted one wish if you fold 1,000 stars. This story refers to the origami lucky stars as origami wishing stars.

Choose Your Paper

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The origami star is different from other traditional origami models because it is folded with a long, thin strip of paper instead of a square.

Once you’ve gotten the hang of folding origami stars from standard-sized paper strips, try experimenting with various paper sizes to make larger or smaller origami stars. Metallic gold or silver wrapping paper would be a good source of material for this type of project. There are plenty of ways to get origami paper and you can even find them around your house.

Position Your Paper

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Hold your paper so it looks like an upside-down cancer awareness ribbon.

Tie a Knot

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Tie a knot in the paper, then press gently to flatten. When finished, your paper should look like the photo to the left.

Tuck in the Short Edge

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Tuck the short end of the paper into the pentagon you just created. If necessary, you can trim the edge of the paper to make it fit better.

Wrap the Paper

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Wrap the long end of the paper around each side of the pentagon, making sure to line the edges up with the initial shape you created. Tuck in the end of the paper to secure the shape. If necessary, trim the end of the paper with scissors to make it fit better.

Complete Your Origami Lucky Star

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To complete your origami lucky star, gently pinch each edge of the pentagon to create small indentations. This will make your paper puff out into the desired star shape.

Getting an attractive star shape takes practice, so don’t give up if your first few stars look less than perfect. Keep in mind that if you put them in a jar as a gift, you can easily hide the stars you don’t like in the middle of the jar!

If you don’t want to put your origami wishing stars in a jar, you can string them together to make a hanging garland or use them as beads for an origami jewelry making project.

Learn how to make origami lucky stars, or wishing stars, which are often given as a gift for weddings, anniversaries, or other special occasions.

Lucky stars in a jar

The lucky stars jar
Each Star had an inspiring quote inside, open it, read it and refold it!

Story Behind Origami Lucky Stars:
Once upon a time, Hoshni, a little Japanese girl notes stars disappearing from the sky, Hoshni was afraid all stars would disappear at some point. She decided to start folding stars and saving them in a glass jar in order to replace the lost ones from the sky.
“These stars are lucky because of us. From now on, these paper stars will be called lucky stars.” She said.

We fold them now to wish luck to those we meet and gather the tiny paper stars in a jar to give as a gift.

Special Number of Origami Lucky Stars meaning:

1 star: The only Love (6 JoDs) Dimensions: 12cm.
2 stars: The happy and compatible couple (12 JoDs) Dimensions: 12cm.
30 stars: Love for the lifetime (8 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
55 stars: Love you without any regret (12 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
99 stars: May the friendship/love lasts forever (15 JoDs) Dimensions: 12×8cm.
101 stars: You are the one only in my life (17 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
129 stars: The border-less love (19 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
365 stars: The whole year of blessing (35 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
548 stars: Wishing you love me endlessly (55 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
999 stars: Everlasting love (65 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
1314 stars: Eternity love (100 JoDs) small stars in a jar.
10,000 stars: Love you 10,000 years (1000 JoDs) small stars in a jar.

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