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:
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.
Step 1: Getting started: preliminary folds
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.