Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Origami flower tutorial

Just when I thought I could not come up with any more flowers, of any kind, I surprised myself. I came across an interesting-looking Japanese pillow and immediately wondered if I could turn it into paper flowers.
Here's the result- I call them origami-flowers, just because I can't think of anything better...



You'll need scraps paper, a bone folder and a glue stick. That's it!

As always the measurements are not very important.


Here I used:
4 papers 1 1/2" x 3"
4 papers 1 1/2" x 2 1/2"


You can use single or double sided paper and it's up to you if you want them all the same color or mix it up. Try to avoid heavy card stock paper. It's very hard to make nice folds with it.

 
Fold all the papers in half just to get a guideline.
Fold all the corners in towards the middle. Try to get them to slightly overlap, so that there will be no gaps.

 
Use glue or tape and put on the sides before you fold those in, meeting in the middle.



Now you will have this:


Glue them on top of each other 4 and 4.



And then glue the two layers on top of each other.Add something to the center and then bend all the "pedals"up.
This example turned out a bit crazy looking, but you'll get the idea!




Here is one where I used 16 strips rather than 8. I like that look, but I'm afraid it will look a bit bulky on a layout. I will try it on a card (someday)




I promise, I promise that next tutorial will not be any kind of flower. I'm gonna move on to some card tutorials.

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24 comments:

Scatter said...

Great little flower! Thanks for sharing.

Stine66 said...

TOTALLY AWESOME - AGAIN !!! And dont STOP with your flower tutorials i LOVE THEM.
THANKS for showing it to us !

Du er fantastisk dygtig !

Nilla said...

Well done! Good idea! Thanks for sharing! Hugs Nilla

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this Helen!! I love all the flowers you've shared. Thank you so much!!

Kristen Watts said...

Another awesome flower! I love following your blog. Making your projects always gets me out of a scrappin rut! You rock girl!

Ann said...

Love these flowers. Will have to try them this weekend. If I do I will link to your blog. A scrapper can never make or have too many flowers. :)

KellyG said...

You have such great ideas! I don't mind all the flowers, they are all so cool! Thanks for sharing!

marsha said...

I love flower tutorials. Handmade ones are often so much nicer than purchased ones. There is more room for creativity and color choice. Keep 'em coming, please.

perlie said...

soooo cute!

jmj said...

I love your flower tutorials. You can keep them coming... You make something that looks so complicated so easy. Thank you very much for all your inspiration.

mustangkayla said...

How pretty! Thanks for the great tutorial!

ANAT S said...

Im so happy I disciver your bkig today
your tutorials are amasing and I cant wait to try all those paper flowers

thanks very much for sharing

Ann said...

I made a few of these this morning using your tutoria. Thanks so much for sharing. I posted what I made in my blog.
http://annarbogast.blogspot.com/2009/08/helens-origami-flowers.html

Amykins said...

These are beautiful! I especially like the fuller one.

Nicole said...

I love this!! I stumbled upon your blog recently and I am so impressed with your work! Fabulous!! Thank you for posting your beautiful work and the wonderful tutorials!!

Melissa Elsner said...

Helen those are beautiful! Thank you for sharing the tutorial. I'll have to try it soon.

Dawn B. said...

Helen you have an amazing blog. I love all of your tutorials. Awesome and thanks so much for sharing.

Bellule said...

One word : beautiful !! thanks for sharing.

Yogi said...

wonderful flower. Thanks for another floral option.

Bev said...

Helen .. this is where i found you... the tutorials for the flowers are awesome... i have been making them.. they are fabulous....

Crystal said...

I really like..I think I'll give it a try. And don't stop with the flower tutorials...I think they're great! Crystal

umeorigami said...

Hi Hellen! - Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! I had been searching for a way to use up some of my paper scraps and I came across your blog in google. I was able to give it a try and blogged about my new flower and your tutorial -- here

Thanks so much for your help!

Fernanda Bertolacci said...

Wow my, This is so good, sometimes we want something different, and we do not know what ... Your blog makes me full of inspiration, thank you, I love being here!

Jazmine Guia said...

Do u have an app would love it if u did love all projects