Picture of 3D Geometric Art

Inspired by Fibonacci spirals, I came up with some paper art (I'm calling this one Fire Flower for apparent reasons) using minimal origami. I folded some paper and experimented with units before deciding that I liked this design best. It was simple yet beautiful--anyone's favorite combo, I'm sure.


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Step 1: Materials

  • origami paper
  • glue + scrap piece of paper
  • thicker paper (for background)
  • ruler
  • pencil
  • index card (or just scrap paper)
  • scissors
  • OPTIONAL: beads and embellishments, poster paper for frame

Step 2: Designing

Here's the time to plan out your artwork if you choose to do something different from my design. See above for possible ideas. Look at different art (perhaps search for geometric art) -- you'll never know what can inspire you. The picture of my inspiration, for example, was this: a picture of Fibonacci sequences in action in aloe plants.

Feel free to wing everything, should you wish, but I find that it's a good idea to have an idea in mind prior to working. I suggest folding a few units for experimenting (see next step for folding) to guide you in finding out what you can and cannot do.

hannahi19965 months ago
Simple but amazing craft. The sunset colour theme is really nice
watchmeflyy (author)  hannahi19965 months ago

Wow! I love your color scheme, and the two additions you attached to the corners of the frame look lovely!

By the way, check your inbox; I sent you a little gift. ;)

Thanks sooo much :)
aschmidt137 months ago

awesomeness... I will probably try it

watchmeflyy (author)  aschmidt137 months ago

Great! I hope you have fun. :)

MasterChick9 months ago
You have my vote ;)
watchmeflyy (author)  MasterChick8 months ago

Thank you! ^^

Cody68759 months ago
watchmeflyy (author)  Cody68759 months ago

<3 Thank you! ^^

Nice instructable, I might have to give this a go some time.

watchmeflyy (author)  Rye Soap Kitchen9 months ago

Thanks! You should; it's a lot of fun. ^^

leah128910 months ago
Yes I did but it didn't turn out as good as yours
watchmeflyy (author)  leah128910 months ago

Psh I'm sure it looks lovely all the same. Post a picture? I'd love to see it. ^^ Practice makes perfect (cheesy as it may sound) so perhaps your next attempt will elicit more of your pride.

leah128910 months ago
This craft was so fun
watchmeflyy (author)  leah128910 months ago

Thanks! Did you try it out?

Crazy2dragons10 months ago

beautiful art, instructable and colors!

watchmeflyy (author)  Crazy2dragons10 months ago

Thank you so much for your nice comment! It really made my day. Nice profile picture, by the way. ;)

shazni10 months ago

love your colors!

watchmeflyy (author)  shazni10 months ago

Thanks! I love the fiery aura that the colors contribute. I'd really like to make a blue versions though... Perhaps another day. :3

nerfrocketeer10 months ago
Very cool!
watchmeflyy (author)  nerfrocketeer10 months ago

Thank you for your comment! :)

Lectric Wizard10 months ago

Not usually my type of thing but this is really neat !! Nice job ...

watchmeflyy (author)  Lectric Wizard10 months ago

Haha thank you for your comment! You should try it out even if you don't normally dabble in this type of art; I guarantee that it's pretty fun. ;)

ducey10 months ago
Wow this is an amazing project great work
watchmeflyy (author)  ducey10 months ago

Thank you for your nice comment!


I love the side view picture, it shows the 3D part really well!

watchmeflyy (author)  emilyvanleemput10 months ago

Thank you! I was just turning the artwork around while admiring it and thought,"Hey, this angle looks really nice." Then I put it on the wall and took a picture at that angle. ^^