Last week I was going through my photo files and weeding out unneeded pictures when I came across a folder titled “Origami Fail.” I opened it up and discovered a set of photos I had taken two years ago. When I was writing for Décor Hacks, I wrote up a feature for colorful origami Lucky Stars. That tutorial is no longer available online but you can find a similar one on Red Ted Art. I loved the small geometric shape of the stars and the tutorial looked fairly simple. To keep me humble after my recent paper stars success, I thought I would share how this particular origami project turned out. Or, well, didn’t.
I decided to upcycle some magazine pages into multi colored stars. I used my paper trimmer to cut the pages to size and got to work.
The first steps went pretty well. I knotted the paper and flattened it out…
…and after all the folding steps were completed , things were looking darn good. I was feeling really good about myself, I must say.
All that was left to do was to gently pinch in the sides of the folded paper which would puff out the star and finish the project. I oh-so-carefully pinched in the tiny sides…
…and VOILA! A lovely origami star suitable for home décor, art projects, and gifts. Or the garbage can.
I shared my craft fail with some of my friends, including Heather of CraftFail.com, and described it in haiku form.
Wanted to make some
Chinese origami stars —
Cute, colorful, fun.
I tried to make one.
They’re actually stupid.
And I hate them.
To which one of my blogger friends replied:
Silver lining – you
knew it after making one
instead of fifty.
My friends get me.