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How to make a simple origami flower

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  • Origami paper, preferably in different colors,
  • PVA glue,
  • beads
  • thick thread.

Our task with you is to learn how to make an origami flower for beginners. And the scheme and step-by-step instructions will help us. So, let's begin!

Step 2: cut the squares

For one flower, we need 5 squares with sides of 8 cm. Cut. We move one closer, put the rest 4 aside.

Note: in the manufacture of any origami product, you must adhere to the rule - the fold points must be very well smoothed (you can do this by placing the part on a hard surface and drawing along the fold with your fingernail). And only then can we proceed with a calm conscience to the next step.

Step 4: make the petals

Fold the left and right corners of the base of the triangle. For convenience, we will call the folded parts “petals”. So, align the petals so that there is no gap between them. The result should be a square.

Bend the petals in half to the outer edges of the square. Do not forget to stroke the bend with your fingernail.

We continue to work with the petals. Spread the petals along the fold lines so that the wide side they look directly at us.

Fold the corners of the expanded petals so that the fold line runs flush with the sides of the square.

The outer edges of the petals are bent to the inner ones.

Step 5: glue the petal

Apply a thin layer of glue to the outer surface of one of the petals (in the photo, the glue is highlighted in blue - bottom, left), and then bend the square so that the front surfaces of the petals meet. Align them and fix with your fingers until the glue dries. One of the five details of an origami flower is ready.

Repeat steps 3-8 four more times to make a total of five parts of the flower.

Step 6: collect the flower

Add a thin layer of glue along the edge on one side of the petal (the place of application is again highlighted in blue in the photo), and then attach another part of the flower to this place so that they meet in the center with sharp corners. Hold in place until the glue dries.

Repeat step 11 for the remaining parts to glue the 5-petal flower (tip: it is easier to glue the two- and three-part parts first, then glue them to each other).

Kusudama ball

But a more original solution is the Japanese Kusudama ball. In order to make such beauty, we combine individual flowers together so that the final figure turns out to be spherical in shape. At the same time, do not forget that the flowers need to be glued to each other. We string the beads onto the thread, we adapt the thread to the bottom of the ball. We attach a thin rope to the top so that it can be suspended. Beauty!

Vintage origami flower

Here is another version of the origami flower in vintage style. The size of such a flower should be larger than in the one described above. The sequence of execution is exactly the same as a regular flower. The only difference is the choice of material from which it will be made. For this option, choose an ordinary newspaper.

From several flowers you can make a composition.

Enjoy your creativity!

A more detailed look at how such an origami flower is made for beginners, you can also in the bonus video.

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