Roses are Out! Origami is in!

Roses are out. Origami is in!

Anyone can go to the local grocery store or florist and buy a bunch of roses. As far as romantic gestures go, store bought roses are about as romantic as buying a bunch of carrots. Although unmistakably more beautiful. 

Unless of course you cultivated the roses in your garden. Then you’re winning! And in which case ignore the above but keep reading because we’re going to show you a quicker yet still therapeutic and rewarding way to get your roses.

As stationery enthusiasts, you’re bound to have scrap pieces of paper lying around your desk, car, bag, kitchen, jeans pocket . . . well you get the point. That’s all you’re going to need for this. You could use a brand new piece of paper (always nice) but this origami flower can be made with any piece of paper that can be cut into a square. 

Things you’ll need: 

  1. A square piece of paper (10cm x 10cm or bigger is recommended)
  2. . . . thats it!

Time: +/- 5 mins

Optional extras:

  1. Ink to do some decorating. 
  2. A loved one to give your creation to. 

Let’s get started. Follow these steps and you’ll be knocking the socks off your loved ones this Valentine’s Day in no time!

Origami paper on kraft brown background

Step 1

Place a square piece of paper onto your table.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 2

Fold in half along the diagonal. Fold in half on the opposite diagonal aswell.. 

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 3

Fold in half along the centre line of one side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 5

Press the centre line crease inwards.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 7

Fold the triangle edge up to the top of the triangle.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 9

Pry open the right side triangle.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 11

Repeat steps 9 and 10 on the left side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 13

Do the same to the left side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 15

Flip to other side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 17

Fold the top layer side up and over to flat.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 19

Fold a corner into a triangle along the centre line.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 21

Fold the bottom corner up into a triangle.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 23

Repeat Steps 19 to 21.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 25

Open the bottom.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 27

Twist the petals to make a flower figure.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 4

Open

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 6

You should now have a flat triangle.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 8

Repeat step 7 on the other side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 10

Press the corner down to make a square.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 12

Fold corner of square up to form a triangle.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 14

Fold the tilted square up into a triangle.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 16

Repeat steps 7 to 14.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 18

Your page should now look like this.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 20

Do the same to the other side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 22

Flip over to the other side.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 24

The bottom will look like this.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 26

Flip back over. Put one finger between each “petal”.

Origami paper folded on kraft brown background

Step 28

Fold the edges of the “petals” down to make a more realistic looking flower.

Origami papers folded into flowers on a kraft brown background

BEAUTIFUL!!!

Go wild and decorate your flowers. We’ve made a Diamine bouquet with Diamine Scarlet, Diamine Passion Red and Diamine Shimmertastic Pink Glitz (sparkly flowers! We couldn’t resist).

And there you have it. You’re a florist! 😉

Get out there and impress your loved ones this Valentine’s Day with some truly analogue crafting and longer living roses.

With Love
The Write GEAR Team

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