Project 5: Done! and Lessons learned

February 4, 2011

Finished Moravian star

I am pleased with how this Moravian star came together. It really wasn’t all that complicated — it just had a lot of pieces. While the glue dries on the last few points I’ll reflect on my lessons learned.

Lessons learned:

– Don’t underestimate the power of glue plus time.
– Even the projects that seem complicated can be tackled one step at a time.
– It’s ok to take a minute to step back and recover from failure if it means gaining the confidence to get going again.
– I wish I were more creative. Wouldn’t it have been more awesome to be assembling a paper object of my own design?

If you would like to find papercraft designs on the internet here are a few places to look:

Jessica Jones at How About Orange features paper crafts frequently. I found the paper calendar there.

Design Sponge is a neat place to visit for a range of topics in the world of design. They feature paper diy crafts and other paper art from time to time. I found the Moravian Star there.

Everything at Instructables is awesome, and lucky for us they have a paper category.

Pepakura Designer is the grandaddy of all pepakura sites. It may take a little browsing to find something you like, but it has a wealth of resources.

Next week: I haven’t decided between a crochet project or something for Valentine’s Day. I’ll think about it over the weekend. See you Monday!


  1. How about a crochet project for Valentine’s Day? I totally wish I could make this: http://tenkidsandadog.blogspot.com/2011/01/crocheted-heart-garlandjust-in-time-for.html

  2. I love this! We were thinking about making a Moravian star for our Christmas tree (Moravians are big thing in the area), but I just had to take a step back and cool it as I already had too many projects. This inspires me to try again next year!

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