It’s day four of DIY Christmas ornament week. In case you missed yesterday’s pipe cleaner and beads snowflake ornament, here it is. Today I’m sharing with you some beautiful little 8 pointed paper stars made out of book pages or maps. These are just so pretty!

How to make an 8 pointed paper star from book pages or maps. Makes a beautiful Christmas ornament!

It’s been a while since I’ve done any more involved paper crafts, never mind origami. I used to LOVE origami when I was a child! These definitely brought me back and they were really fun and surprisingly relaxing to make.

I used these directions for this origami modular roulette to make my paper stars. To make the large star, I tore out some pages from an old book and cut them down into a square (the squares were about 5″ wide). For the smaller star, I printed off a vintage map and cut that into squares that were about 3″ wide.

How to make an 8 pointed paper star from book pages or maps. Makes a beautiful Christmas ornament!

To complete the ornaments, I threaded some twine through the small hole in their centers and tied it together to make a hanger. These would look lovely on a vintage inspired Christmas tree, or as part of a Christmas garland.

Come back tomorrow to see what I’m doing with all of my handmade Christmas ornaments before we put them on our tree!