Thursday, January 22, 2009

Origami Flowers


For Emily's birthday party we all worked together to make these pretty flowers.

The instructions are here at Folding Trees and I love these samples too. One day I'd love to make more and join them together to make a kusudama ball.

They were not at all hard, but you do need to allow time for the glue to dry. We used bobby pins to hold the petals in place as the glue dried. The flowers are especially pretty made with double-sided paper. Some scrapbook papers were a little too thick to work with easily, however.

They looked so pretty scattered down the table amongst the desserts for Emily's birthday.

Edited to add: for more papercraft ideas please look here.

9 comments:

Hill upon Hill said...

They are beautiful.

Emily said...

Wow! They are absolutely beautiful! I especially love the paper you chose for them. Wonderful job!

Sue Madex said...

These look gorgeous! Cheers, Sue

mel said...

They look great! I tried making one as a possibility for my wedding and it took me ages, but I'm sure it gets easier after the first 100 or so!

Anonymous said...

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luv it......

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Brianne said...

I am planning a wedding for October and found a bride that had a paper bouquet. My groom absolutely insists on real flowers for myself so I am making all my bridesmaids bouquets. This was the exact flower I was looking for! Not only can I show my crafty side but this will give my wedding party keepsakes from my special day.
Thank you again and I intend on citing your blog in my wedding.

Fiona said...

Hi Brianne,
Glad to help! All the best with the wedding and enjoy making the flowers!

Tia the Baker said...

these are beautiful! going to start making them now for our december wedding.