Gorgeous Bascetta Paper Stars

By: Si Go from
Gorgeous Bascetta Paper Stars
Gorgeous Bascetta Paper Stars

Add some elegance to your holiday decorations when you make these Gorgeous Bascetta Paper Stars! This intermediate Christmas craft is well worth the effort.

From the blogger: "These stars trend every Christmas since a few years already in this country. They are named after the founder of this technique, the Italian mathematician Paolo Bascetta, and look intimidating to make. But... looks can be deceiving. Actually, once you realize that you are repeating the same steps over and over, you will see that there is not that much to it. All it takes is 30 paper squares to make these, some time, and plenty of patience. No glue is necessary. They interlock, hold on their own, and are quite stable.

"At the beginning, you may need a couple of hours to make one of these. But once you get the hang of the technique, one can actually be made in under an hour."

Estimated CostUnder $10

Time to CompleteIn an evening



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These stars are so beautiful with the lights. How long did it take you to make the entire batch of 30 stars? I would love to make these, but I am not sure how long it would take me to get all of them done. With it being an intermediate craft, I am thinking that it might be longer than a weekend for me.

Hello! Thank you for the compliment! The folding of the 30 points takes about 2 hours if you are a beginner and assembling them together is then quickly done (about 15 minutes or so). Once you have made a couple of these stars, you can actually have one star complete within an hour. I made lots of these last years to give as gifts and became faster with each new star.


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