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Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: lucky stars origami, harry potter bedroom decor ideas, wishing stars, quilling
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: lucky stars origami, harry potter bedroom decor ideas, wishing stars, quilling
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: lucky stars origami, harry potter bedroom decor ideas, wishing stars, quilling
Daisybutter - UK Style and Fashion Blog: lucky stars origami, harry potter bedroom decor ideas, wishing stars, quilling
Lucky stars x Harry Potter.

Last week I took on a new project to wile away the hours spent indoors sheltering from the rain. Real British talk there. While the elements were against us, I took a trip to Hobbycraft and stocked up on mismatched jam jars and reels of 10mm quilling paper (this is the pack I buy), et voila - instant evening activity.

Folding lucky stars is something that has always resonated with me. My Mum folded them for my Dad, my brother’s been in on the hype and, y’know, everyone folds them in those Taiwanese/Korean/HK dramas that I endlessly watch. There’s a handful of meanings with folding lucky stars too, which is kinda cute. Valentine's gift idea right there - go crazy ;)
  • 1 star: The only one
  • 2 stars: Happy couple
  • 9 stars: Love for a long time
  • 55 stars: Love you with no regrets
  • 99 stars: May the friendship/love last forever
  • 101 stars: You are the one
  • 365/366 stars: Whole year of blessings
  • 520 stars: I love you
  • 548 stars: Can't stop loving you
  • 999 stars: Endless love
  • 1314 stars: Eternity of love
  • And a full jar of stars brings lots of good luck to the recipient :)
I wanted mine to simply be a tonal decoration for my room. I selected three jars by random (of course you can just reuse some from your kitchen!) and set to work folding stars. There’s plenty of tutorials online for these - I did attempt to film one but ehhh, Youtube isn’t my forte just yet. (Here's a good one!) I’ve got about 550 in these three, for reference. I then whipped out my Harry Potter Potions stickers that came in my Film Wizardry book, slapped them on the front, and here we are - three ‘lucky’ jars full of equally lucky stars.
Tempted to give this a go? Let me know in the comments or over on Twitter! I shall warn you in advance that you’ll have to sacrifice a manicure…

24 comments

  1. This is so sweet! I used to make these when I was younger, and leave them in my friends lockers when they were feeling low.
    My new job at Waddesdon Manor is amazing, but miles away from my old friends. I wonder if they would survive poofed up in the post....
    http://nothinglikedownton.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks lovely! Aw that's such a cute idea. Apparently you just shake the jar once in a while to re-poof the stars - a top tip if you're using them for display!

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  2. Wicked - this looks so magical :))

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  3. These look lovely, Michelle! I've been making and collecting stars since I was a kid, although I never knew about the number meanings :) It's probably about time I start counting them...

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    1. Thank you Mani! I lost count and did a guess-stimate going by how many packs I'd used!

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  4. This is such a lovely idea. x

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  5. I could never fold these stars! But they sure do make great decor for the room, love that you added a touch of Harry Potter there ;) Tempted to give this a go!

    Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - a 'lil bit of rust & stardust

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    1. It's super easy to learn, and quite therapeutic too! Thanks Yuen, I definitely recommend trying it!

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  6. This is such a lovely and sweet idea! I love the sticky labels you used - Potter fans unite! xxx

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  7. Sweet idea and I love making Lucky Stars :P
    when I was younger I have had lots of jars and
    pots filled with Lucky stars! Xx

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    1. Thanks Mei! Us too, we still have plenty on display in the living room! x

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  8. Oh wow, I used to make piles of lucky stars about three years ago, I had a heart shaped mug that I filled with them! I had no idea they had so many different meanings though, seeing the lovely jars that you've made and now knowing that they actually mean- it makes me want to do it all over again!

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    1. Aw a heart-shaped mug sounds adorable! Yup, many a meaning behind them. Imagine folding over 1000 stars, hahaha!

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  9. This was so sweet and brought back a huge wave of nostalgia for me. My mom used to make these for me all the time when I was younger, and even now I have all the jars she made me. They're so special, I love the memories associated with them.
    xx
    Stephanie | Love, August

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    1. Thank you Stephanie! Aw that's adorable. My Mum made them for my Dad and we have them in jars downstairs, still. They make me so nostalgic for my childhood! x

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  10. I didn't know that they had special meanings! I have been making these since I was really little too, I remember my cousins teaching me one Summer. So sweet that your mum made them for your dad! I think they make awesome presents. I have lots of sanrio paper that I use to make these - love the Harry Potter stickers too!

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    1. I had a vague idea of some of them, mostly through incessant drama watching! Aw I know right. Gosh I must get onto that Sanrio paper idea, it's such a great gifting idea. (:

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  11. So creative! I suck at any kind of origami (going right against the stereotype here!) but I'm definitely passing this on to my lil sis - I'm pretty sure she's probably made these already anyway knowing her lol
    Putting them in jars is such a lovely touch too! Xoxo

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    1. Thanks dearest! Aw you should try your hand at it, such a theraupetic evening activity!

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  12. I LOVE the Harry Potter stickers on the jars! Folding stars was a thing when I was in high school but I'm not very good with folding paper haha.

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    1. Thanks Jane! I remember them from when I was about 5, so good to bring them back!

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