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How to Make an Origami Flower

How to Make an Origami Flower

Fabric flowers are perfect for spring! Whether you’re looking for a way to use up scraps of fabric or you want to experiment with luxury materials, fabric flowers are great for incorporating a springtime feel into your crafting projects. You could even use them to make wearable pieces like brooches, hair grips, necklaces, and more! Keep reading to find out how to make your own elegant satin flowers…

You Will Need:

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METHOD: The Easy-Peasy Origami Flower

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    • Take your square piece of paper and lay it out in front of you, with the coloured side facing the table and the plain side facing up. Fold it in half, corner to corner, to produce a triangle shape and then unfold it again. Next, fold it in half once again from corner to corner the other way, and then unfold it so that you create two central creases that cross over one another, as shown.
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    • Turn the paper over so that the coloured side is facing up. Fold the paper in half midway down the straight edges to produce a rectangle shape, and then unfold it again. Next, fold it in half once again the other way to produce a rectangle shape, and then unfold it again. You now have a square with four crease-lines that intersect at its centre.
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    • Allow the paper to fold naturally at the crease lines you’ve made, as you bring the top 3 corners of the square down to meet the corner at the bottom.
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    • Next, turn the model around so that the opening is at the top.
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    • Fold the two sides over so that they meet at the centre of the shape, as shown. Then, turn the shape over and repeat this step on the reverse side.
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    • Take the bottom corner of your origami shape and fold it upwards to the point shown on the diagram. Crease firmly and then unfold.
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    • It’s time for the big reveal! Open out the front and back petals at the top, as shown. This should cause the side petal to open out too, revealing the colour inside!
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    • Folding the stem in half will help to keep the petals in place. Why not make them in a variety of coordinating colours and use them to decorate your windowsill?
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