Introduction: Glossy Flower Decor From Sticky Notes

Make glossy flower decor with just 2 items!

What you'll need:

  • Sticky notes
  • Nail polish

I came across this method as I'm researching on how to preserve origami. After I gave it a try, I found that not only it can help the origami last longer, the nail polish also gives an interesting finish. I reckon the final product is great for a decor on any other craft projects.

Dimension:

For paper size: 7.5 cm x 7.5 cm (2.95 inch x 2.95 inch)

Flower size: 6cm x 6cm (2.36 inch x 2.36 inch)

Origami flower design by Tomoko Fuke

View all steps here!

Step 1: Divide Sticky Notes

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Fold sticky note horizontally and vertically. Divide into 4 equal pieces. Prepare 5 of the small square pieces.

Step 2: Crease Sticky Note

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Crease sticky note horizontally and vertically.

Step 3: Fold the Top of the Paper

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Fold the top left and top right of the paper to the center of the paper.

Step 4: Fold the Top Corners in Half

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Open up the top left and right corners. Fold the corners to the diagonal crease lines.

Step 5: Fold the Corners One More Time

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Step 6: Fold the Left and Right Side

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Fold the left and the right side to the middle.

Step 7: Fold the Bottom Left Corner

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Fold the bottom left corner to align with the right side.

Step 8: Open the Left and Right Sides. Fold Following the Creases

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Open back the folded bottom left corner.

Open left and right sides. Fold following the creases made:

  • Small triangle on the bottom right corner
  • Large triangle on the bottom left corner

Step 9: Fold the Top of the Left Triangle

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When folding the larger triangle, follow the image above. Fold
down the top flap along the horizontal line. Fold inward the left pocket to form a tilted diamond.

Step 10: The Unit Should Look Like This Image at This Point

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Step 11: Fold the Right Side and Into Half

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Fold the right side inward. Flip the unit over. Fold the unit in half by bring the right side to the center.

Step 12: Flip the Unit Over and Fold the Bottom Flap Twice

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Flip the unit over so the side on top is longer than the bottom side. Fold the bottom upward so it's inline with the side below. Fold it one more time following the clip above.

Step 13: Make 5 of the Same Units

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Make another 4 units after the first one, total 5 units.

Step 14: Assemble the Petals

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Join them together by pushing the bottom flap of each petal to the
others. The last petal will be a bit tricky, so be patience!

Step 15: Apply Nail Polish to the Flower

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After the flower is assembled, apply nail polish from the outer side to the inside of the flower. Apply more layers to make it shinier.

Step 16: Finished!

Congratulations, you've just made a glossy origami flower! Now it's ready to be used with other craft projects you have.

For an idea, have a look at the video above.

Please let me know any question you have on the comment section below and thanks for following this instructable!

Comments

seamster (author)2016-07-27

Very nicely done! I love the quick gifs. That's a great way to quickly show the process.

sumestudio (author)seamster2016-07-27

Hi @seamster, thanks for dropping by! I'm glad that you've found the gifs helpful :)

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