In a previous post and video, you learned how to make the Star of Gratitude. The star has a central frame and also some convenient pockets to add inserts. Here you will learn some great ideas to enhance this model by adding inserts at its center. And, among these ideas, you will also learn how to use the star to decorate an origami gift envelope.
1- Decorate your tree with stars: Add pictures of family and loved ones. Use the stars as decorations on a wall or for your Christmas tree.
2-Insert gratitude notes: Make squares of paper 1/4 the size of the ones you used for the star. On these pieces of paper write those things for which you feel grateful. Blintz-fold them (all corners to the center) then insert these ‘gratitude notes’ at the center of each star and place these stars on your holiday tree.
3- Insert windmill variations at the center: Using a piece of paper that is the same size as the one you used for the star, make a variation of the windmill base. Insert each corner of this windmill variation inside the pocket at the points of the star. Click here to learn how to make windmill variations.
4- Decorate an envelope: Make a windmill base and use it as an envelope for a greeting card, or gift card. Turn the star over and use these pockets to insert the corners of the windmill base envelope to seal it (shown in the video below).
5- Use the star to decorate a present: Insert the tips of gift-wrapping paper into the pockets of the star (shown in the video below).
Here is the video describing how to add inserts to the origami star and how to use it to decorate envelopes and gifts.
6- Make these floral inserts for the center
These floral inserts for the center of the star are available as a special bonus video on request. Send a note through the contact page if interested.