Tuesday, December 7, 2010

5 Point 3D Star Tutorial

Barn stars have become the "token" primitive art to embellish your abode with. You see them on siding, doors, illustrations on cards and tapestries. I've found a way to make my own out of paper!! This instructions I used are HERE. For fun, I made my own instructions. It goes a little something like this:
You'll need a square of paper.

Once unfolded, you are going to  have to shape it into the star. The big trick I find the most helpful it to make the "valley fold" between the star points folded inward . And, in line with each point is a "mountain fold"....just make sure that it stays pointed up. 

Now, even as I write this I am considering dozing off (the truth is, I have already done it 3 times....and I wake up after a few seconds of silence and look at the screen and the post now says, "iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiijhbh" because of the weight of my hand. I need to go to bed earlier. Back to the star......I was thinking. I am too busy right now to do a fun project with this star....but I would love to see what you can come up with. If you make something with this tutorial, let me know!! I will feature the post I like the best next week!!

I shared this tutorial at these fantastic Linky Parties:

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Show and Tell Green


Beyond The Picket Fence

Chic on a Shoestring Decorating


Its So Very Cheri
The DIY Show Off

The Girl Creative
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The Boardwalk Bragfest
Show and Tell Green

Make it Yours @ My Backyard Eden

Creations by Kara


  1. Good idea, I think I can make this work with some pretty paper and poster board. Thanks.

  2. I have been seeing these everywhere this year. I would prefer to use my own paper and design.
    Thanks for the instructions and link. Now - get some rest!

  3. Thanks for the tutorial! I just love barn stars.

  4. I might just need a whole star collection hanging on my porch! I can almost pretend it is snow.
    Another friday's favorite for sure :-)

  5. This is so great, and an easy tutorial. I think I'll throw these all over my house!

    I'm your newest follower. Will you follow me back?


  6. Great tutorial---thank you so much for sharing!

  7. Well -- bless your heart for going ahead with this tutorial even though you are so tired! We could have waited, but glad we didn't have to! I think this tutorial is great. I have bookmarked it and I really do hope that I make it. Listen to me -- talking about myself like I'm another person, honestly I'm just not sure which direction I will go from day to day. Thank you for sharing your project on the boardwalk Bragfest. I've always wondered about these beautiful stars!

  8. Thank you for posting this! I wanted to make some little paper decorations for my cube at work.

  9. Wonderful!
    I have seen these but never knew how to make one.
    Your instructions were easy to understand too.
    Thanks for sharing!


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