How To: Origami Flowers

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This is a kusudama flower composed of six simple parts.

First cut out six squares of paper, 6”x6”.  If you have a fabulous paper-cutter, use that.  If you don’t have one, buy one, because they’re awesome.  You can use any paper you want, including atlas pages, sheet music, children’s books, scrapbook paper, etc.  If you don’t have a paper cutter, that’s ok.  Measure and do your best.

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Here are my six squares, cut out of sheet music.

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First fold the paper in half this way.

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Then fold each corner upwards towards the top.

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Then fold each side back across like this.

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Open it up and flatten.

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Like so.

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Fold down the top angles like this.

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Then fold everything back together.

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Glue the edges together…

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Like this.

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When you have six pieces…

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Glue the petals together on the edges.

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I suggest using Aleene’s tacky glue, found in craft stores.  It’s thicker than your standard white glue, and dries faster and sturdier.  However, if you don’t have it, Elmer’s will work.

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Glue them so they fit together like this.  Glue together five petals and set the sixth one aside, leaving a space for it.

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For the stem, use a pipe cleaner wrapped around a floral stem (found at craft stores).  Then wrap floral tape around both pieces.

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Glue the finished stem into the center of the flower, then glue in the sixth petal.

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Finish with gluing a button to the center.

You can also drop essential oils down the center before you glue the button in and your flower will smell wonderful!

Happy Crafting!

Shari

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