Instructables

How to fold an origami rose

Using simplified steps, you too can make a rose like those from Blooms4Ever without all the crazy twirling!

If you have ever been to the Blooms4Ever website, you'll notice that they do provide a step-by-step of their procedure. However, it is unnecessarily complicated and involves a lot of weird twirling. Using methods learned from YouTube videos, I've made this little Instructable in the hopes that others' anguish will be defeated.

Revision August 26, 2008:
Hello!
If you have been waiting for a video about step 2-3 involving the folding, I am sorry that it has been such a long time! I was abroad for a while and now I am having some trouble getting video off my camera. I will try to explain this step as best as I can. Please go to steps 2-3, since I can't remember which one all the trouble was on. I will try better to explain.
 
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Step 1: Getting started: preliminary folds

Picture of Getting started: preliminary folds
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First, fold your origami paper in half, either way. Then do that again the other way. Be sure to make strong, crisp creases in the paper.
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This is confusing!!! This step I mean :)
I'm still confused on this step please help...
Ruark13415 years ago
THANKS!!! That is so neat and easy
blckthng6 years ago
awesome man but step 2 went right over my head.
Lifelike (author)  blckthng6 years ago
You want to create three creased lines. So fold down the top, closed end of the paper so you have room at the bottom to fold again. It's like you're rolling it down, but flattening it. It's hard. Would it help if you had a video? I could make one if you're having a lot of trouble with it. :)
snoyes Lifelike6 years ago
Ah, much simpler than the other methods I've seen for this rose! Your step 2 was the hardest part to follow. I think it would help to draw with a dark marker the lines you're going for, showing how you fold it in half, then in thirds, then one of the thirds in half again.
snoyes snoyes6 years ago
Like this:
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Lifelike (author)  snoyes5 years ago
Just as a thought, if I credited you, may I put this in the instructable? It's very helpful and words can only do so much before they get confusing! :(
snoyes Lifelike5 years ago
Certainly,
Lifelike (author)  snoyes5 years ago
Thank yoooou. My video camera is causing me anguish and so I couldn't post one.
zentao6 years ago
awesome intractable, but I don't really get step 6.
Lifelike (author)  zentao5 years ago
Sorry for the long wait. When you flip the rose over, you should find an open hole that is completely white if you are using origami paper like I am. pick any side and fold it down. It should wrap over the next side and lay against the hole but not inside it. If you keep methodically doing this with all the sides, eventually you will be left with a single triangle, which you then tuck under all the previous folds. Be sure to look at the pictures... I tried to illustrate it the best I could but I don't know how well I did it.
blckthng6 years ago
actually frankly speaking a video would do wonders. thanks
That's awesome! Looks INSANELY cool, wish I could do these really fast an easily, could give so many out at school! Nice job!
i use to fold these all the time but since i found the harder way prettyer version i never actually folded this one
Lifelike (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Thank you very much! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask me. :)