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Feel free to post your collections, your works in progress, or your star hordes! You can find lots of inspiration in the old thread (http://boards.4chan.org/po/thread/515222) Remember /PO/ is a slow board so please don't bump the thread. I created the last thread over two years ago. Here's to two more.
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>>546816
Feel free to repost your favorite creations from past threads. Three years ago this was one of the images that inspired me to start folding
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>tfw too dumb to make paper stars

I tried, but they never turn out okay. What kind of paper (gsm) do you guys use for the strips?
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I have a paper shredder that cuts about the right length. I run my supermarket's weekly deals magazine through it. It's the standard glossy catalog paper, fairly stiff. Gives you good color variety and they hold up well. I used to use notebook paper when I was in highschool. I've also used receipts for one project
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>>546816
long live the paper stars general !

LUCKY STARS TUTO : pic related

Very important : when wraping the long strip around the pentagon, do NOT crease strongly. Soft creases will help a lot when puffing out the little star.
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>>546852
hm, guess I'll try again with glossy paper. I've got paper strips which are originally for weaving, but they are pretty thin and don't work well. Tried with regular copy paper as well and it wasn't much better (despite some tutorial claiming it's good for stars).
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How do you make the star puff out on both sides? Whenever I try to pinch the edges in one of the faces always end up inverted.
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>>546818
It really works with any kind of paper. I like the usual 75/80 g/m^2. I wouldn't use more than 100 g/m^2 0. Wrapping paper is also nice. Just use a longer strip if the papper is thiner
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>>546981
take regular copy paper
1cm (0.4in) wide stripe
fold tightly
it helps a lot, when you have longer nails
stick middle of the sides with your nails (making kind of marks only), THEN press to the center slowly
however it (inverting one face) still happens sometimes, just try to feel the right amount of pressure
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>>546816
I made my gf 731 for our 2 year anniversary - one for every day we'd been together, each one with a lice note on the inside. not sure if that is a lot or just a small number compared to you guys
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I'd be more than happy to take star paper requests, if anyone's interested.
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>>546853
>when wraping the long strip around the pentagon, do NOT crease strongly
i just saw that it's opposite of what i wrote
>>547213
but i don't feel the difference, still maybe for begginers it's easier to make them more loose
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>>546816
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>>547294
>>547295
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>>547288
nice
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>>547256
How does this work? Do you start with the white end?
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I'm new to this, how exactly do you make these paper stars?
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>>547754
See
>>546853
And have fun. :^)
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>>547755
Did I do it right?
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>>547757
Seems like it, just a bit rough around the edges. Keep making them
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Started doing stars yesterday and i did quite i few of them but they are different size even though i use same sized stripe evertime. Any tip to do it more consistently?
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>>547757
they're easiest with about 1cm wide strips. Yours is a little too big to get perfect angles easily.
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Made a tiny vial of white ones with two red ones for my boyfriend for Christmas. I wanted to give them to him the first time we met up irl, but I never got around to getting plain red paper. They're different sizes on purpose to represent the different people in the world. The two red ones have notes in them. White ones are kind of shitty because I used thick sketch paper and had to cut the strips with scissors.

You guys usually cut out stuff like >>547256 with an Xacto knife right?
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>>546852
>I have a paper shredder that cuts about the right length
What brand? I've been looking for a paper shredder that cuts in a workable width but all of the ones I've found were too thin.
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>>547753
Yep! It saves on printer ink to only have a half-design on it, since you won't see the inner white parts.
>>548656
Typically it's easiest to use something like a wide-spaced paper shredder or a guillotine style cutter. Failing that, X-acto knives are pretty cheap and accurate. If you still have troubles with wonky edges after using those, try measuring the strips out on both sides with a ruler, and connecting the line between them to make an easier to follow guide.
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hello there, here are my stars from few years ago
guess I have some printed paper for another jar xD
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>>550704
Very beautiful collection you have there. The ones on the right are my favorites.

Here's my jar of glow-in-the-darks. I tried to get a picture of them really in action, but my camera couldn't pick up their light properly.
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>>546817
That same image inspired me to start folding as well, OP.

>feelsgoodman
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the struggle is real

>get paper
>get jar
>use up paper
>get more paper to fill the jar
>be stuck with leftover paper
>buy new jar
>use up paper
>more space left in the jar
>circle continues
>be left with hurting fingers and more stars than you know what to do with
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How long does it take you to make one?
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>>552975
40 seconds
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>>553002
more like 10 minutes you stupid paper wrangler
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>>553764
>being rude on one of the most comfy boards
>being tripfag

ok, 40 seconds speed folding, 50-60 sec without a rush
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Real talk, if it takes you more than 30 seconds to fold a paper star, you need to fold more paper stars.

I bet you still have to look at the strip of paper while you fold, too.
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/po/, anons are saying mean things about my country in /int/. Please come say something nice about my home country and how it is one of the best in the world, thanks faggots

>>>/int/75915251
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I wanna make these so bad, but the idea of doing so intimidates me.
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Kiwi's, with kiwi green stars
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Been a while since I made anything for anyone, there's a cheeky message under the lid if the recipient ever thinks to open it. I specifically told them not to, otherwise it would ruin the arrangement.
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>>555677
>>555678
This is fantastic! Great work anon!
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>>554329
What could you possibly mean by this?
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here is my 5 gallon fish tank, I have also filled vases and wine bottles with these guys. I can share more if anyone is interested
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>>555953
better picture
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What does /po/ thinks of my 7 pointed star ?

Unfortunately you can't puff a 7 pointed star as much as a 5 pointed star.
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>>555953
seems very nice. Mind posting the vases/bottles?
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>>547295
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rosetta@home

Incase you guys were wondering what the hell this is.
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>>547256
Do you have this in a higher resolution?
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>>557607
how do?
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>>558058
When doing a normal lucky star you make a loop and pass the paper strip one time inside the loop. To make a 7 pointed star you have to passe the paper strip in the loop 2 times in a certain way.

I'll try to post a photo when i'm home.
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question, how do you get your strips of paper? do you just cut every single one out with a knife or a pair of scissors, or do you put the paper through one of those shredding machines for destroying paperwork?
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>>558058
Here i made a photo, i hope it's clear enough. I think 7 pointed star are fun to make once or twice but 5 pointed stars are definitely the best.

>>558110
I don't make a lot of origami stars so i cut the strips with an scalpel all by myself. I bought a pack of strips of paper initially intendend for quilling and wanted to sue them to make lucky stars but the strips are too thin to make good lucky stars... The same goes with paper shredder i guess. You want something like 1cm large strips to make good lucky stars but paper shreeder usually make way thinner strips than that.
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>>558169
By the way if that wasn't clear enough :
1 passes under 3 and 4 and it becomes 2
2 passes under 1 but over 4 and it becomes 3
3 passes over 4 and 1 but under 2
4 passes over 1 but under 2 and 3.
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Anyone ever make lucky stars with the straws?
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>>548687
how long is it meant to be i took a 1cm row from the A4 sheet of paper but some times it seems like it was too long then other times in too short. this is very confusing
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>>558199
it's okay i found out
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>>558201
>>558199
ty /po/ i have this nice skull now
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>>558538
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>>558539
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>>558540
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>>558538
I love this. GG.
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>>558541
looks dope.
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>>546816
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How do I get good at making these?
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>>559960
practice
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>>558716
such craftsmanship.
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Hi /v/! Hope you guys have fun on our board. I'll make some paper star patterns I hope you'll like.
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>>546816
>10/28/16
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>>560411
>filename
Good taste.
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>>560479
ooh, mabey the new mirror wallpaper from Kirby battle royale!
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>>560479
>>560594
Something like this, maybe?
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>>560619
Screwed up the size on this one. Here's a printable size!
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>>560623
>Bloodborne
Absolutely Disgusting
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>>560624
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>>560625
Much better.
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>>558541
Nice! Where did you get that bottle?
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Where do you guys find these nice jars to put them in?
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>>560797
>>560797
I'm the one who posted >>551113 fifty years ago. I just used a glass milk bottle (think mine was heavy cream, actually); I'm fairly certain whomever has the cool skull container used an empty bottle of Dan Aykroyd's Crystal Skull vodka.

Personally, I just like to repurpose whatever I have lying around, although there's gotta be a bunch of places online where you can get good jars for cheap. Mason jars are always in style.
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What am I screwing up?
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>>561040
Nothing. Squeeze more evenly and pinch more deeply.
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>>561042
Thanks.
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>>558195
How?
I love the spiral in the middle.
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>>560839
Thanks for answering! What a shame I don't drink vodka nor milk.
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>>561073
That's one way to do it!

>>561159
No problems. I don't drink vodka myself, but I've considered getting it just for the bottle.
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>>546816
Do any of you star friends happen to know of a similar small and simple design that is closer to a moon like pic related?
The most of the ones that I found on google are too intricate and the only simple ones that show up look too ugly.

I want the class of the paper star but in moon form.
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How do I make these well? I always seem to fuck it up.
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How do I make these?
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>>561042
having slightly longer nails helps
>>561121
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nly4s1NTbWU
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>>562244
Put in some effort.
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I'll have to take pictures of all the bottles I've filled with these. I still need to get an empty Patron bottle.
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>>564784
Oh, these looks cool! I'll probably copy it...
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>>564795
Go for it! My favorite thing is to fill bottles and jars with stars the color of what they originally had. Salsa jars are fun gifts.
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>>546816
might have to do something like this.
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>>560797
>>560792

you can get a lot of cool glass jars and containers at thrift shops. or, just ask your neighbors if they have any empty bottles you could have.
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>>553866
I do these while operating heavy machinery
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Is there any way to make a 6 point star to honor my Jewish ancestry
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>>570007
are you memeing
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>>570007
>>570009
Secret agent 0007 needs them for Krav Maga.

These are great. Gonna string a bunch up for X-mas since we don't celebrate Christmas but like the holiday vibe.

>no image in order to keep this thread going longer than it already has...
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>>558716
Schmutzigen Juden! Ich haße ihnen so viele!
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I would galdly show my collection, but I'm way too shy to do it
I' shawy
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>>546818
I bought strips of paper specifically cut for paper star folding. Literally just search "paper star strips" on Amazon. It never went well for me when I tried cutting my own strips.
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What am I doing wrong?!
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I'm so shit.
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>>546816
So that's what it was!
I've found a green one many years ago.
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>>553807
There is no board comfier than /po/
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hello this one is for you guys :3
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>>546816
Is there an archive for old /po/ threads to look through the old thread OP posted?
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>>578384
Here you go, anon!
https://archived.moe/po/thread/515222
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for you laser/knife/glue negros
https://files.catbox.moe/ep9t3l.mtl https://files.catbox.moe/4pfw09.obj https://files.catbox.moe/e3lhod.pdf https://files.catbox.moe/2v10x3.png https://files.catbox.moe/gw8wag.skp
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Wow...
This board is really slow...
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>>578442
As it should be.
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>>578412
Thank you!
Still struggling a bit with those stars, sometimes they turn out pretty good, and sometimes I can't get them to become "puffy".
Practise, practise.
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>>578427
updated plans with wider seams and rings to hold the top, middle, and bottom elements together.
https://files.catbox.moe/pbnx4f.pdf
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updated version that makes a great lamp for christmas
https://files.catbox.moe/0pcsbm.pdf
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>>577019
That’s very cute anon.
>tfw can’t pinch because my nails keep breaking and have to wait all the time for them to grow
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>>579657
Weird. I even keep my nails short for pinching because I don't like the pinches I made with nails.
But then, I have very small fingers, maybe it's because of that.
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>>579658
for me, it's longer nail on the thumb, so i can make the stars more pointy
>>578449
>Still struggling a bit with those stars, sometimes they turn out pretty good, and sometimes I can't get them to become "puffy".
>Practise, practise.
it doesn't apply for all cases, but from my experience, it's the best to start pinching from a side which you have ended in (last side you have folded the stripe over)
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>>579731
I usually start with the second next side after the last, counter-clockwise (does that make sense?). After a lot of trial and error, my stars get pretty good when working from there.
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>>546817
i have been fascinated and inspired by this picture aswell, i think i might actually start learning origami now when everything is closed down and we all are quarantined
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i've been doing these for like 4 years now
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>>546816
>>546817
I can never get my stars to look as good as these.
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>>582019
4 years in a row! Non stop?! Holy shit!
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Anyone here have any archives of lucky star templates? There used to be a couple that were shared around this board from time to time, but that was close to a decade ago.
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Keeping the thread alive with an old pic of my stars (sorry for crappy phonecam)
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I tried making some after years but for some reason they only puff out on one side
on the other they're concave, no matter how delicately I try pushing in the sides. Any tips?
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>>586700
He must be a chink slave.
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>>589413
woah, nice!!!
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>>549405
oh boy, you saved my picture from so many years ago. You made my day, whoever you are.
I no longer have those stars, as I put them at various places around the town for people to find, but finding this again kinda motivates me to start again.
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>>589413
Very nice.
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Bumping this thread, let's see if it can reach the age of 5 (only 2.5 months left until it does)
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>>597013
Based.
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>>593117
>I put them at various places around the town for people to find
Anon, that's adorable!
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I'm >>589413 and I thought it was time for an update. The box grew in dimensions and I'm currently starting to fill a second one. No idea what to do with all those stars, but it's fun making these.
Better camera this time, but I suck at making photos, apologies
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>>598604
lovely!

where do you guys get paper for these? I used to cut it myself, but it was too much work. So eventually I figured I could either
- order some paper strips off aliexpress
- find some wrapping ribbons in store (usually before christmas) and hope they're of fine quality for the stars.
I'm now waiting for christmas season to find more ribbons, so far it's been the easiest way.

I want to do something like pic related. I already bought the aquarium bowl to fill.
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>>598860
Thank you!
I either buy strips of aliexpress or amazon (had a voucher and didn't know what to buy). Most of the time, I buy scrapbooking paper from a local store here (Action) for 70 eurocent a piece and cut them into 1cm strips (picrel). They are only 15cm long, so I have to fold carefully to not waste one or two centimetres, but the paper is perfect.
The stars in the box of the pic above are mostly folded out of that paper.
If you live in Europe, check if you have an Action nearby, they're great
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I know this isn't the same model, but does anyone know the name/designer of this five pointed star? I tried looking for it, but I've forgotten the name:(
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happy 5y anniversary, /po/ Paper Stars thread.

Love you all.
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>>599601
Happy birthday!
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>>546853
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Please don't die until I have another box full of stars.
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Bump
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>>546816
Happy 2000 day anniversary, thread. Why does this board still have the emoji button?
:jannydog:
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>>546817
>>551388
Browsing this board for ol' times sake. I'm the OP who first shared this image of the pile of stars. Im very happy that others were inspired by it! I've since put it into a shadow box for safe keeping.
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>>604406
Beautiful. Your stars look so nice and pointy.
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>>604431
The trick is to actually have fingernails. Push in with your nail and not your finger tips. Fold the paper nice and snug too. If the wrap is too loose, when you go to push it in the sides they will buckle and sometimes fall apart.
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>>604444
I'm >>598604 and >>589413 and don't have any fingernails to speak off :(
I like my stars, but yours really have that nice pointy star look while still being puffy.
I've only seen one in your box that has flattened again. Around 5-6 cm above the left edge of your post-it.
And thanks for posting that original picture, never saw those stars before.
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>>604444
that's a cheat code when it comes to folding origami
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>>546818
If you have one near, check a Daiso; the paper I found is under that brand. If not, the measurements I have on the pack is 25cm x 1cm / 9.8in x 0.4in.

>>555678
Do you have a tut for the kiwis? They're super cute!
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Bump
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>>599601
only 5 weeks left until the 6th one now
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>>607089
I can't wait
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Don't die, not after such a long time, I'm still filling another box
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>>608488
the thread can only live through update pics, artificial bumps prolong its existence but give no life to it.

it's almost another birthday of this thread fellas, get some pics ready
here are some great ribbons for paper stars i have been using, look for similar ones as christmas season comes around and stock up, they're easy to cut and great for stars
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>>547249
Hope she wasn't too itchy.



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