Hello... This week at craft club we learnt how to make these pretty paper flowers, now this was my first ever attempt at origami and once I got my head around what I was doing it was fairly easy and relaxing.
So all you need for this make is 5 pieces of square paper, (the ones we used were 4 inch square), some glue, buttons, wire and some pegs!!!
First up fold the paper in half
Then fold the outer corners into the top to make a smaller square
You then fold them back out again and over on themselves, now if you are getting confuggled already don't worry as I've found a fab you tube clip that I'll add at the bottom.
Now we are going to unfold the side pieces so they look like so
Then you fold the top corners down on both sides
then fold the corners in half on themselves again.
Then you glue the two sides together to form a petal
Time for the cute little pegs,
We used pva glue, so the mini pegs held things in place while the glue dried, but I think glue dots would be much easier.
So you now need to make four more petals (five in total)
Once they are dry you glue them all together, used a narrow layer of glue right at the very edge of the petals ( so they don't tear when you unfold them) and hold in place with a clothes peg like so.
Once that's dried fold around the petals until you have a flower, you might have to gently tease them a bit, then glue and peg the final seam
Leave it to dry and have fun selecting buttons.
Which you can then glue in place, also dip the top of your wire into the glue and push it into place at the bottom of the flower.
Your flower will look like this from the top
and here's the side view
These little flowers are a bit addictive, in fact I feel a whole vase full coming on.
Hopefully I've not confused you all too much, but if I have, here's a fab video tutorial I found on you tube. A huge thank you to 'B' for teaching me how to make the flowers.
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