PAPER STARS

Made by hand – with great attention to detail

For more than 160 years,

Herrnhuter Sterne have been made of paper in the traditional way of the craft. Whilst the original star was coloured red and white – white for purity and red for the blood of Christ – today there is a much larger selection. The product range of paper stars includes five sizes between 13 and 80 cm in diameter in seven different colours.


The masterpiece

The smallest paper star

I1 ( 13cm)


Punched, grooved with a blade, pasted together with brush and tweezers, this smallest of all paper stars, measuring only thirteen centimetres, is something very special. It takes an hour and a half to make a single star, which lies in the steady hands of one of our employees from the very start. Each year, a limited series of these tiny stars is produced with a great deal of sensitivity. This is only available in Herrnhut and underscores this star’s exclusive status.

yellow
yellow/red
red
white
white/red

Paper star
I1 13cm

  • Made of Paper
  • Fully assembled
  • for indoor use
  • Electrical System not included


 
Available in the shop


Traditional classics

Paper stars 40-80cm in diameter


least 40cm. Tranquillity and concentration fill the room, a subtle scent of fresh paper floats on the air as the sheets of paper glide through skilled hands. Point for point, the star takes form – the “Spitzeldreher” shapes plain coloured paper into cones with a skilled hand – then the individual stars are left to lie until dry.

A “Spitzeldreher” makes about 2,500 points per day


The “Rähmchenkleber” give the points the right shape. They work together in perfect coordination to complete the stars. Punched cardboard frames are given a dainty coat of paste to lend the stars their square or triangular form.

Two “Rähmchenkleber” can manage about 3,500 points per day


One last time, a searching eye scrutinises each point before 25 of them are sent off into the wide, wide world – proudly labelled “made by hand in Herrnhut”

Roughly 300,000 stars are made each year


 

yellow with a red centre
yellow
white with a red centre
white
red
yellow/red
white/red

Paper star
I4 40cm

  • Made of paper
  • For self-assembly
  • For indoor use
  • Illumination not included



Available in the shop


yellow with a red centre
yellow
white with a red centre
white
red
yellow/red
white/red

Paper star
I6 60cm

 

  • Made of paper
  • For self-assembly
  • For indoor use
  • Illumination not included



Available in the shop


yellow with a red centre
yellow
white with a red centre
white
red
yellow/red
white/red

Paper star
I7 70cm

 

  • Made of paper 

  • For self-assembly
  • 
For indoor use
  • 
Illumination not included



Available in the shop


gelb mit rotem Kern
yellow
white with a red centre
white
red
yellow/red
white/red

Paper star
I8 80cm

 

  • Made of paper
  • 
For self-assembly
  • 
For indoor use
  • 
Illumination not included

 

 

Available in the shop
 


Paper star assembly video