Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Spring is here!

Spring has arrived, and it's time for flowers.

Black/white strips here.

Friday, March 27, 2009

To boldly go...

...where no man has gone before!

Origami paper stars with space stuff on it!

Color (as seen over there --->)

Black/white (it would be awesome to color it in yourself)

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Like Clockwork

For the more technically minded among you, who don't care much for candy hearts and butterflies, here's a sheet of strips with a gear design.

This one is only in black and white for now, but if you want one with a colored background / colored gears, leave a comment.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Heart Candy!

Love is in the air, or maybe not.

Either way, I just made a star-folding sheet with a heart candy theme.




Friday, March 20, 2009


I hope you enjoy this sheet of butterfly strips.

There's one in color, and one in black and white.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Coloured squiggles

Pink, blue and purple must be my favourite colour combination.

Download some colorful squiggles here.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Creative Project Episode 2 - Earrings

I finally located some proper tweezers to do this project with, so here goes.

How to make earrings with origami lucky stars:

1. You need:
- 2 paper stars
- 2 earring hooks, 2 earring pins (these come in the little baggies you see)
- tweezers/tongs with a narrow tip
- long, kind of thick needle
- beads (optional)

2. Use the needle to poke a hole in the stars. Wiggle it around a bit to make the hole large enough for the pins.

3. Open up the ends of the pins a little so you can slip the hooks onto them. Then close them back up.

4. Put your stars onto the pins, maybe with some beads as well. Leave about 3mm at the end.

5. Bend the ends into a small loop. Admire your new earrings!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Creepy Crawlies

It's not exactly halloween yet, but I made some spider + web stars anyway.

Spiders + webs here.

Spiders only here.

Monday, March 16, 2009


And welcome back for another installment of Stuff to Print on Colored Paper.

Here are some squiggly star folding strips.

I will be making coloured versions of these some time soon :).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Creative Project Episode 1 - Bracelet

Now I've folded a whole bunch of origami stars, and they look all pretty in a jar on my desk. But I think it's nice to do some crafty stuff with them, so today I made a bracelet.

How to make a bracelet out of paper stars:

1. You need: folded paper stars, thin elastic, a needle, and some varnish (optional).

2. Thread the needle with the elastic and start poking it through the stars. The easiest way is to first push through one of the 'dents' on the side and have the needle find its way to the point on the other side.

3. Once there are enough stars on your elastic, take the needle off, cut the other end off the spool, pull tight, and tie.

4. If you want to, you can make the stars a little more resistant to being on your skin all the time by spraying some varnish on them.

5. Admire your new origami lucky bracelet!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

Fortune Cookies

Here's a sheet of 20 wise/famous/funny quotes. Print them on the back of your paper instead of cutting lines to turn stars into fortune cookies.
Go forth, unfold, and be enlightened!

Sheet of quotes

Sheet of question marks

And for those who don't like the quotes but do like the question marks: question marks with cutting lines.

Friday, March 13, 2009

It's in the stars!

What could be more appropriate than having your star sign on a star?

Printable sheet, click here.

I could also make sheets of just one sign or different combinations. Leave a comment if you want me to make one.


Yet another black/white sheet. I should get my photoshopping skills up to date so I can post some colored ones. For now, go mad with colored paper.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Puzzle pieces

Fold some jigsaw themed stars, and unfold them to puzzle the original sheet back together.
Cutting lines on the back here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Make a Wish!

Yet another sheet that looks best on colored paper.

Stars read 'Lucky Star ~ Make a Wish!'

They're great to leave in random places where you know people will find them.

Horizontal alignment only, click here.

Cutting lines for the back of the sheet, click here.

Fleur de Lis Sheet

Here's a sheet with a fleur de lis (lys) design, it's all fancy and french-ish.

Vertical alignment only, click here.

Starry sheet

Here's the printable sheet of stars that is used in the tutorial. Print it on colored paper for added awesomeness.

Lengthwise strips:

Cutting Lines (Print on back of paper)


Cutting lines (Print on back of paper)

How To Fold an Origami Lucky Star - Folding Instructions

Here's how to fold some pretty origami lucky stars.

Alternatively, try this video.