Star Folding Guide & FAQ

Here you will find an online guide to folding your star. These are the same steps as indicated on the packaging. Here, however, the text is expanded a bit, the pictures are larger, and a few tips and tricks are also included.

At the bottom of the page you will find our star FAQ.

Tip: Before you start, remove all the small trapezoidal pieces of paper if they haven't already fallen out of the paper. This is done most easily with, for example, a knitting needle - which you may also need later.

1. Place a piece of paper in front of you as shown - note the location of the flap with a hole and the slot with a half circle cut out. The paper faces correctly if the crease lines are downwards (like a ditch).

Tip: The following steps 2 and 3 are to prepare the paper parts to be assembled. Therefore, think of the bends as "prebends", which make the paper more flexible.

2. Bend the piece of paper slightly towards you along all red lines. There are a total of three red curved lines which are found in the middle of the paper in extension of each other.

Bend the piece of paper slightly the opposite way along all blue lines. There are a total of 23 blue lines.

4. Bend the "ears" perpendicularly along all orange lines.

Tip: When a flap has to go into a slot, it can be an advantage if the slot is gently pressed inwards, so that the slot is not completely stretched where the paper is to be passed through.

5. Guide the four large flaps through the slits so that the stars come together. Fold the ears out on the inside, thereby locking the shape.

Tip: For the following steps 6, 7 and 8, it can be advantageous to use e.g. a knitting needle (chopstick, screwdriver etc.) to get the "ears" in place when the flaps are pushed into the slots.

Gather the paper part using the two flaps and slits. You now have a piece of paper with four stars.

Tip: Look at the paper part and adjust it so that all the stars appear symmetrical.

Repeat point 1-6 for the two remaining paper parts. All three pieces of paper must be folded exactly the same way. If they do not fold equally, then the star cannot be assembled.

7. Take two pieces of paper and check that all ears are still perpendicular to the small flaps along the orange lines. Now join the two paper parts by inserting a flap with a hole into a slot with a semicircle. Connect the other flaps and slots as it falls naturally. Fold the ears out on the inside.

8. Take the last piece of paper and insert the flap with a hole into the slot with a semicircle. Use possibly the knitting needle to unfold as many ears as possible.

Connect the other flaps and slots as it falls naturally. Proceed calmly and patiently. If a flap and a slot do not connect easily, move on to the next pair.

Tip: If the star gapes in individual joints, you can carefully put a soft elastic over three of the star points so that they are held together and hopefully close the gaping holes. Leave the star overnight for the paper to set. Often the ears will fold out on the inside.

Voilà! Your star is assembled and should be displayed.

The star can hang in several ways. Guide the "eye" with the thread into the star, from where it should hang. If you don't have our winch suspension and eye, which can be punched out of the packaging, you simply use a paper clip, button or pearl (preferably flat) as an eye/anchor for a thin sewing thread.

The star on the Christmas tree
The star adorns the Christmas tree and comes into its own when you move around the tree and see the colors change in light and shadow. That is why we have bowed a star holder for the purpose. But you can also easily make your own star holder. Take a thin (approx. 2 mm), long (min. 22 cm) stick or rod, which is attached to the top of the tree (eg a stocking pin). A strong piece of steel wire can also be used. We prefer to cut a very small hole in one of the prongs of the star, where the length of the star holder is inserted into the star, but if you think it's too brutal, you can also make it work without it.

Write to us

If there are gaps in the above or something you just don't understand, don't hesitate to write to us . Feel free to send pictures. You are of course also welcome to write if it went well and you are just happy for your star...

Have fun with star making
The paper family, Asger Degett Holmsted

Stjerne FAQ

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What do I do if I can't collect the three pieces of paper?

It can be challenging and not everyone finds it easy. Be brave. It is often much easier if you use an aid.

For steps 7 and 8, it may be an advantage for some to use an aid. It can be a knitting or chopstick, or even a screwdriver with a straight notch, depending on temperament. The aid is used to hold the "ears" in place when the flaps are slid into the slots.

In addition, you must ensure that all ears are perpendicular to the flaps and possibly make sure that the slots are not fully engaged.

What do I do if the paper is torn?

Paper is a delicate material that cannot stand the test of time. You must therefore go to work calmly and possibly continuously let the frustration spill out onto the nearest sofa cushion.

If the paper was broken when you opened the package and it is therefore not your fault, then you must contact us and create a complaint. Write to us at .

Regardless, you can try to repair the paper by putting adhesive tape on the side of the paper that will make up the inside of the star. This is the side where the fold lines bulge (are ugly). If you place the paper part as shown in step 1 of the instructions, you are looking at the outside.

How do I close gaping holes in joints?

You can carefully put a not too tight elastic over three of the star studs to hold them together and hopefully close the gaping holes. Let the star stand for a day. This will cause the paper to settle and often the ears will fold out on the inside.

How do I get the star on the Christmas tree?

How many stars can you make?

How do I make a multicolored star?