With my second wedding anniversary, I was looking back through the traditional gifts for anniversaries and found pictures of origami roses, and thought to myself... I can do that!

They make a wonderfully romantic gift for girlfriends, fiances, wives or even moms. It's something you put time and effort into and will be cherished. And if you have one of those girls who knows the meaning of different color roses, I'll include a guide for what colors mean what.

DISCLAIMER: please be nice, this is my first instructable. Any positive feedback on how to improve this instructable is greatly appreciated.

Step 1: Materials

- A square piece of paper, in any desired color.  It might be helpful if the opposite side of the paper is a different color. An ideal size is 20 cm x 20 cm. I will be using blue for the right side and white for the wrong side

- Pair of tweezers

- Pen to mark reference lines (if desired)

- Pencil or pen to curl petals

- ***Time and lots of patience. IMPORTANT! If at any time you feel frustrated, take a break and come back. This can get frustrating and if you get frustrated you can easily mess up.****

Rose colors and meanings:
- Red: romance and love
- Deep Pink: "thank you"
- Regular Pink: happiness
- Light Pink: "sympathy" or condolences
- White: innocence and purity
- Yellow: friendship and caring
- Lavender: falling in love or enchantment
- Orange: desire
- Black (deep deep red): unfortunately has come to symbolize death. Not a good gift idea
- Blue: mystery, rarity and attaining the impossible
- Mixture of white and red: unity

If you have questions about other meanings, I recommend http://www.whatrosesmean.com/
Can anyone who has made this make a short video of step 5-9 some people including me can not get past that point and really would like to make this but I can't seem to understand the picture or the wording steps. Not because the person did a bad job but because some people need to see the action themselves to be able to to do it like me so it would help me out if someone made a video. Please and thank you.
<p> not helpful tobhard</p>
This took me like an hour to do. How did it only take 10 min for you to do
It is very cool,thank You...it takes only 10 minutes?
<p>there are no instructions on step 5 and so im having trouble, could you tell me the instructions?</p>
Super easy Once you work through it great job of explaining it thank you! the best time I've had so far was 25 minutes to make one. <br>
<p>please help with step 6 need it desperatly</p>
<p>this is so hard i can't do this its to hard do something more easier plz</p>
<p>Sorry for my late response. Life has gotten in the way.</p><p>I'm sorry you are having trouble with it! I promise the next origami tutorial I put up will be something super easy. Don't wait on me though! There are plenty of other tutorials on instructables as well as the internet! Happy Origami!</p>
<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/-pV9WLhr2PI" width="500"></iframe></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/jPjnJnIyu5k" width="500"></iframe></p><p>I think these are the same kind of rose. Some of the steps are in a different ordder but it is still very helpful.</p>
<p>Super helpful! Thank you!</p>
<p>Thanks for the instructions. I made a simple T like stem with another paper and inserted it into the base. </p>
FINALLY DONE :D lol i used teeny tiny origami paper for this one &gt;3&gt; so i had soo much dificulties to fold but hey! it's done! xD teeny tiny orange flower
<p>It's yellow not orange</p>
Beautiful job! It's encouraging that someone can actually follow my instructable! Thanks for the confidence boost!
:D i tried again with bigger paper and i think they look pretty nice! thx for tha great ible!
Welcome! Part 2 will be coming soon with the base, stem and laves... And those are gorgeous roses!
Are you planning to do it? In Catalonia it's typical to give roses to the girlfriend on the 23rd of April and this year I'll make a small bunch of paper roses. I already have the roses and I'm going to do the stem
Is part 2 coming anytime soon? I was hoping I could give one to my mom in a card for Christmas.<br>
yay! i'd def. do prt 2 if it comes :3
Stoked as
<p>Wow!! Beautiful</p>
I can't figure out step 6 to save my life; help!!!
<p>Thank you for your easy to understand instructions! I'd been unsuccessfully trying to make this rose for over a year until I found this. The result is lovely!</p>
<p>Wonderful and easy to follow instructable. I've been doing origami for almost forty years and that was an excellent tutorial. Starting doing flowers about a year ago and if you like doing them too, there are a couple of sites I would like to recommend if you're not aware of them. Check out origami-flower.org and kusudama.me. Hope you enjoy them.</p>
Stoked as
Been trying to make a rose for weeks n finally got it with these instructions...stoked ?
Great instructions ?
<p>I can't tell what going on in pic 2-4 :(</p>
Im stuck at step six help please!!!
I really like your instructions. they were very clear. thank you. I am making a bouquet for my mom for valentine's day.
<p>help me with step 9?? there are no instructions that go with it and i cant figure it out :/</p>
The best way I can think to describe it is:<br><br>For each corner, fold over, then after flipping the entire thing over, fold the triangle down. After you do this for each corner, use the remaining &quot;triangles&quot; at the top to fold together and make sort of a &quot;top&quot; or lid over the inside. (The pinwheel like picture)
<p>I understand what to do but i'm not the best at explaining so excuse my lack of teaching skills. Anyway what you have to do is condense all of the different sides so that there is a triangle in the left side but the rest is straight then you have to bend the triangle and fold them so that the triangle has one triangle above it on the right and one triangle under it to the left. sorry for the poor explanation but that's the best I can do.</p>
<p>help me with step 9?? there are no instructions that go with it and i cant figure it out :/</p>
<p>I wanted to thank you, batgirl87. Origami without video instructions can often be difficult but whenever I got stuck I took your advice to step away for a moment and clear my head and it worked! I made this gorgeous piece out of handmade paper thanks to you!</p>
<p>cool...</p><p>i will make my own</p>
<p>can pls share how to make origami rose using money as the shape of money is rectangle and not square? Pls help</p>
<p>??? I made it to the end of step five but step six is confusing me...</p>
wow, might make that for my crush for next week, thanks for the great tutorial :)
Can someone please help me? I'm stuck with Step 5.
Thanks for this! I have gone through many instructions for origami roses and this is the first one I have been able to complete.
Nice made <br>
i believe you repeat 1-4 on each little triangle it looks right so far on mine
Were's part 2 :,( ????
Unfortunately life has gotten in the way and I hadn't had a chance to put it up... I am trying, I am sorry :(
Thank you for the instructable! I've been looking for an origami pattern for a rose that wasn't just a bud. You did lose me for a while at step nine, though, and it took me a long time to figure out what was happening at step 6. I made mine from a page I had cut from a book to make a secret compartment for a friend...the paper was 10cmX10cm, so step 10 was reeeeaaaaallllly difficult. I think it came out fairly well for my first attempt, though.
Beautiful! Glad it worked for you!
I do not understand. is there a video or other instructables like this?

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