Handmade Moravian Stars


One of my long-standing principles about decorations has been to do everything handmade. I like the effort and love that goes into creating the items.

One of the items that I created recently were Moravian Stars. 

These German-origin origami sculptures are popular during Christmas and require patience and precision to get them right. 

This link is my favourite for the instructions. It explains the steps simply and tells you the the right proportions.


1. 4 long strips of paper – choose the dimensions basis the guide
2. Scissors
3. Loads of patience to get it right the first time.
Time: 20-30 mins for first star. 10 mins thereafter.
Rohini’s hack: Instead of cutting strips of paper, I use pre-cut quilling strips. They are available in a multitude of colours and sizes. Pick the right one basis the guide and you all set!
Check out my set of colourful stars.
I usually string them up and hang them on my Christmas tree or from the ceiling using thin fishing line. This gives an effect of them floating in the sky.

Try them out and let me know how you used them!
Copyright Rohini Joseph

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