Lucky Stars

So, you may recall that I decided I was going to make 1000 origami lucky stars.  There was a whole blog post with a crow and everything.

When I wrote that post I’d made a grand total of two stars.

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Two down, 998 to go.

Well the other day I got started on making some more.  I cut a strip from an A4 page that was 1.5cm wide, and had a go with that to see if it came out the right size.  And it came out great, so I made a few more.

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I looked at my original two and decided that one was too big.  I want them all to be the same size – ish.  So the big one now lives in the box with all my origami paper, and doesn’t count.

Eventually I want a nice row of jars with all the stars in, separated by colour probably.  So far I have this.

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6 down, 994 to go.  So I kept going.

I took that A4 pad and sliced off a whole bunch of 1.5cm wide strips and made some more.


I sliced off a butt load of strips and left them on my desk to work at gradually, figuring that I’d get them done over time.  Except that these things are kind of addictive.

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I am having one small problem.  Despite the fact that all the strips come from the same pad, for some reason the blue paper is slightly thinner, and I’m having trouble when I squish the little hexagons that you make.

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So I’m doubling up the paper for those.  Here are some more blue ones.

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Hmm, those are actually the darker blue, but in that picture they look like the lighter blue.  Marvel at my photography talents.

Anyway, definitely addicted.

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Less than a day after I made my 2nd-6th stars, my jar looked like this.

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There’s 107 stars in there.  That’s 10% of my goal!  Which is not helping with the addiction factor.

See, here’s some more…

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And there’s 130 in this picture:

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Definitely addicted.

I did make a realisation though.  There’s no purple!  The pad I’m using doesn’t have any purple in it.  I need to fix that, obviously, so I’ve order a pad of purple printer paper.

At the rate I’m going though, I’ll have done the full 1000 before the purple arrives.  So, because I’m me, I had to separate the ones I’ve got into colours and count them.  Just to make sure I have an even rainbow.


About Colette Horsburgh

A 30-something creator/baker/writer/doodler/crafter living with several (but not enough) scatty animals.
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