Scrap Happy December – Woven scrap paper Stars

Weaving Stars

The Quimper Hitty human’s mormor taught her to make woven paper star Ornaments…now the Hitty’s mormor is teaching the Floradora and Tipsy how to make them…



Universal Plotting Paper

We have several pads of Universal Plotting Paper, scavenged from the household of a sailor…




They get folded in half so they fit into the paper-slicer…   




…the girls stayed away from the cutting edge, but helped to push the paper through…



Paper Strips

…and we ended up with many dozen strips of paper 1/2 inch wide and 14 inches long. 




The strips are woven together…



more weaving

…the papers are twisted, tucked and snipped




…and turn into pretty eight-pointed, three-dimensional stars




…perfect to hang on a tree!

If you don’t have a mormor to show you how, there are many youtube videos of people making these stars. Look up Scandinavian woven paper star ornaments, (or Swedish or Danish, or German).

ScrapHappy is a group of bloggers using up scraps of anything – no new materials…Anything made of genuine scraps is eligible, and posts come out once a month on the 15th!


Here are the links for the ScrapHappy people – headed by Kate and Gun, who devised and run the group.  This is my seventh Scrap Happy post – Yay!

Kate Gun, TittiHeléneEvaSue, Lynn, Lynda,
Birthe, Turid, Susan, Cathy,  Tracy, Jill, Claire, Jan,
Moira, SandraLindaChrisNancy, Alys, Kerry, Claire,
Jean, Jon, HayleyDawn, Gwen, Connie, Bekki,
Sue L, Sunny, Kjerstin (me!), Vera, Nanette, Ann and Kym






14 thoughts on “Scrap Happy December – Woven scrap paper Stars

  1. Ah, you come up with the most delightful scrap happy projects. Thanks from me go out to Mormor and your mormor for the teaching as well as the passing on of making these pretty stars. I have a jade tree about the size of yours…mmm…ideas….

    • This little Jade Tree was quite surprised to find itself decorated and lighted up…the Hittys like it though. Not too big nor too prickly. In any case we haven’t brought our potted pine tree indoors yet!

  2. It’s wonderful to have Mormor passing her knowledge of fun and beautiful projects to Hittys and humans alike. The stars are picture perfect.

  3. How nice to see a Jade decorated with something so clever! I just lost mine to who knows what after 11 years of having it grow and thrive. I’m so sad, but yours looks great!

    • Thanks! I hope you will find a new Jade tree to grow and thrive for you! We have been enjoying this one since it came to live with us. The little lights are on a battery so not too heavy.

  4. Oh so lovely…now if i can only figure out the details of star making. Mormor is such a patient mentor to her young charges…..and us!!

  5. They are delightful! About 20 years ago, I bought a lovely little kit in an airport gift shop- it had a roll of colored paper strips and instructions on how to make a different, tiny origami star. I loved the kit so much that when I flew through the same airport again (months later) I was really happy that the gift shop had one of the kits left. I still have it! You have inspired me to find it and make some of the wee stars!

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