Get Crafty: An Origami Bouquet of Flowers

Try your hand at Japanese paper folding with a botanical twist.
Paper folding petals 14

Paper folding petals 14

These flowers are simple to make and look lovely in a decorative vase.

For many years my family and I have enjoyed trying our hand at various origami projects. From animals to flowers and even Star Wars characters, we have enjoyed learning this ancient Asian art. These particular flowers are a type seen in Kudsudama. Typically one would make many of these flowers to form balls to hold potpourri and medicine. The flowers are not difficult to make and are quite spectacular when added to a favorite vase. I am no origami master but was able to master this flower quite easily. I hope you will give them a try too!

Supplies:

  • 3 inch x 3 inch origami paper
  • glue dots
  • pipe cleaners
  • decorative vase

Take a look at step-by-step photos and follow along to make your own paper flowers.

Paper Flowers How-To

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Gather Your Supplies to Make Origami Flowers

Let's Begin

Make a Diamond

Fold Up

Corners Up

Repeat Again

Fold Down

Mirror Image

Squash Fold

Flat Cone

Tips Down

Fold In

Edges Together

Add Stems

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