Ahhh...Spring is in the air and we are rapidly entering the season of Prom. While you're busy stressing who you'll go with, or what your dress will look like - never fear. I've got the corsage covered.
...but srsly LOLZ omg i hope that boi frm homeroom askz you 2 ~!pRoM!~ DU U TINK HE WULL?!?!
Step 1: Get Your Papers in Order
I hit up my local Japanese paper goods store for the origami paper, but many other craft stores carry it, too.
For this project you will need:
Origami paper (5 sheets per flower)
Green electrical tape
Step 2: Start Making That Flower
For my corsage, I used a simple Kusudama flower. But there are plenty of other great origami flower's out there, so feel free to mix it up!
And, sure, there are many steps to this simple flower, but by your 5th petal you'll have them memorized. Promise.
Start with your paper colored-side down.
Make a fold along one of the diagonals.
Fold the two outer corners to meet at the center
Now fold so the inner edge of one side, meets the outer edge. Repeat on the other side.
I call this the "smoosh" fold. Take your finger and place it in one of the pockets. Now squish the pocket down so two of those creases become the outer edges. (look at the picture to see what I mean)
Fold down corners, as shown.
Fold the outer flaps in half
Step 9: Glue Into a Petal
Get your glue - it's time to finish this petal!
Simply apply a thin layer of glue to those two outer folds, and press them together. Hold for a bit, and voilà! You have one of your petals
Now, repeat 4 more times.
Step 10: Glue Into a Flower
Once your petals have set, place some more glue along the inner edge (see picture) and press petals together. Close the flower off with your 5th petal.
Sit back and admire. (make a few more if you're feeling ambitious!)
Step 11: Add the Stem
Your flowers look great! Let's get them ready to wear.
Your pipe cleaners should easily slide down the center of the base of your flower. Slide it down only a centimeter and wrap a bit of the electrical tape around the base.
Step 12: Don and Prom!
You're all set! Wrap the pipe cleaner around the wrist of your sweetie, and tape to the flower.
Once you've done the obligatory pose by the fireplace, hop in that limo, hide the flask, and get ready to dance the night away!