May 9, 2013
Instructions for the five petal origami flower ball featured in out May window. Make smaller ones around the holidays as ornaments. Try using vintage magazines for folding!
1 - Start with a square of paper.
2 - Fold the square in half into a triangle.
3 - Fold the outside corners to meet the top corner creating a square.
4 - Open the inside edges (the seam running down the center of the square) and fold to meet the outside edges on both sides.
5/6 - Open and crease out the last fold you made creating a diamond shape.
7 - Repeat on both sides.
8 - Fold down the top corner of the diamond.
9 - Repeat on both sides.
10 - Fold outside edges in along previous fold line to return to a square shape.
11 - Repeat on both sides.
12 - Place double stick tape on flap.
13 - Fold over the other side and press closed (do not crease).
14 - Ta-da! You have made your first petal.
15 - Make four more for a total of five petals.
16 - Place tape on one side of each petal flush with the edge. Assemble all five petals together to make a beautiful flower!
If you would like to take this further, you can make twelve of these flowers and assemble them into a ball! Using different colored paper for each flower adds demension and interest. We only made half of one.