Make a pretty origami octagonal tato with an 8 point star design on the front. These origami star tatos look wonderful as hanging decorations or turn them into useful coasters.

These octagonal tatos are very pleasing to make. I decided to cover them in sticky tape, it flattens them and protects them. If I had a laminator or manual lamination sheets I would use those! Lacquering them would only be possible if you used glue to stick all of the flaps down first. 

I plan to hang them up. You could even use these as Christmas tree decorations! – Actually I decided to use them as coasters instead!

A ‘tato’ is a coin purse, not sure how many coins would fit in it though!

Design: Traditional
Level: ★★☆☆☆

You will need:

  • 1 sheet of square paper

Paper used: 17.5 x 17.5 cm
Final model size: 8.5 x 8.5cm

I used some really nice very saturated paper for the smaller ones, I featured this paper in this article. It’s from Daiso, available to buy online here.

Some Related Origami…

Hexagonal Tato

An origami hexagonal envelope, includes a free PDF crease pattern, great for Christmas party invites, or weddings etc

Hexagon Puffy Star

A beautiful hexagonal origami puffy star! These origami stars can be hung as decorations or displayed as they are. They pop out from being a flat tato/coaster.

Octagonal Tato

An origami octagonal tato to use as a coaster! This eight sided origami Tato  is almost round and makes a great coaster for your desk!

Origami 8 Point Star Tato Tutorial via @paper_kawaii