Origami flowers


This has to be one of the most successful first attempts I’ve ever had with learning a new craft! and I suppose what I mean by that is, the finished object actually resembled what I was aiming for – that doesn’t happen very often for me.

I was so impressed with the result that I just had to share it and have a go at my very first tutorial…. so here goes and I hope you like it.

You will need a sheet of decorative paper such as scrapbooking paper which is easy to fold and holds its shape well.

Cut 5 x 4″ squares

Take one 4″ square

Fold it diagonally

Then fold each outer point up to the middle point to get this shape

Fold one side out

and then the other side

Pick one side up to a point

Squash the crease down to open it up

and then the same to the other side

Fold down the two triangles so you are left with this shape

Fold the outer triangle in to the centre

and the same to the other side

Glue the two outer triangles

and curl it round sticking both sides together…..Now make 4 more like this.

Gently squash each petal down

Glue down each length

Glue them together, one at a time

and you should end up with this

You will then need: one piece of floristry wire, one header pin and a suitable bead

Run the floristry wire through the centre and the header pin through the bead and into the top of the flower. (if it is too loose, a drop of hot glue under the bead should hold it in).

Finally – done and hopefully looks something like this!

Then its time to get carried away and make a whole bunch!

I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial and I would love to see your versions – I’m thinking they will make nice Christmas decorations. Good luck!

12 responses »

  1. A great tutorial. You make it look so easy but I am sure I will get stuck at some point. I will give it a go as the finished product certainly looks great. Thanks for the tutorial.

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