Origami Flower Instructions and Diagram

Origami Flower InstructionsOrigami Hydrangea
Follow the steps below to make this Origami Flower.
Difficulty: Medium

Follow these detailed instructions to learn how to make an origami flower. At the end of the instructions, I'm also going to show you how to make an origami flower stem that allows you to attach two of these flowers to it. And if you make a few of these stems and flowers, you're going to have a beautiful bouquet of hydrangeas :)

One thing that makes friendships and relationships special is the special gifts they share among themselves. Like friendship bracelets or rings; these items just have a way of expressing affection towards friends and lovers. It's not so much in the expense, as much as the thought and what it means to the person. A nice origami fold is one piece of art that a lot of people make specially for their loved ones.

Many different origami folds can symbolize something special for your friends and loved ones. And people use it for birthday cards, gift boxes, love letters, etc. It may not be a piece of shiny jewelry, but it carries such significance and uniqueness that a bag or perfume you picked up from the shop won't have. It just means so much more that you took your time to make this special for that person. Origami is a delicate art and so it's a heartfelt expression of love to someone to take the time to make one.

When talking about meaningful symbolic origami, origami flowers take the top spot. Giving flowers to a loved one is one of the most beautiful things you can do, but origami flowers just make it a whole lot more special.

Origami flowers are one of the most beautiful origami pieces one can make. They are fairly easy to make and they are very symbolic. In Japanese culture, origami flowers represent relationships that will last forever long after other flowers wilted and died.

It's a traditional gift of friendship and love and different colors have come to mean different things. The white origami flower, for example, represents hope, a new beginning, and a fresh start and pink origami flowers represent happiness, and tenderness.

You can also decorate your homes with them. There are many different origami flower variations you can try out, we look at a few in this article.

What do Origami Flowers Symbolize?

Origami flowers symbolize everlasting friendship and relationship. Flowers wilt over time, but an origami flower does not. If you want to express to someone you love that you love them forever and your relationship with them is everlasting, gifting them an origami flower would be a nice way to show it.

There are other forms of origami flowers like the origami lily, origami lotus flower, Kawasaki rose, etc.

Is Origami Flower Easy to Make?

The difficulty level of an origami flower is medium; although other more complex origami flower variations differ in difficulty. There are different flowers to fit each difficulty level.

How Many Sheets of Paper do you Need to Make an Origami Flower?

That depends on the type of origami flower you want to make. The origami flower instructions in this article require only one sheet of paper, you'll need more if you want to make a bouquet or add stems or branches to the flower design. The Kusudama origami flower for example requires a total of 5 sheets of square paper to complete.

How to Make an Origami Flower?

You will need scissors to give the petals a "flowery" form, but it's not absolutely necessary if you're ok with square petals :p. Follow the step by step instructions and your origami flower will be ready in a couple of minutes.

Origami Flower Step 1 Step 1: Start with a square piece of origami paper, but if you only have regular 8.5x11 paper, follow these instructions to make a square sheet.
Origami Flower Step 2 Step 2: Fold the paper in half, top corner to bottom corner.
Origami Flower Step 3 Step 3: Fold the triangle in half, fold left corner to the right corner.
Origami Flower Step 4Step 4-2Step 4-3 Step 4: Open the upper layer flap and squash down like you see in the picture.
Origami Flower Step 5 Step 5: Turn the paper over.
Origami Flower Step 6Step 6-2Step 6-3 Step 6: Make the left flap stand vertically, then open it and squash down.
Origami Flower Step 7 Step 7: Rotate the figure so it's upside down. Only a few more steps left!

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