# Origami rose

OK GUYS, I've heard the cries of disappointment. I suggest that whenever you get stuck in this Instructable, check out the link to the video I posted on the very last step. The video goes very fast, so use this Instructable as a broken-down guide to what is going on in the video. This would probably help a lot for those of you who said the pictures weren't very clear. Hope this helps!

Fold the paper into an 8*8 grid. I believe that most of you already know how to do this. Add two diagonal folds.

## Step 2: Corners and more creases

Fold up the corners according to the picture. When you're done, it should look something like in the photo.

Now, take one corner, and bring it along the diagonal to the opposing corner. Make crease. Open up.

Repeat for the other three sides. New creases are shown below.

## Step 3: Triangles and MORE creases

*Hmm, it seems like in every instructable that I've made, they all have triangles in them o.o*

Fold small triangles as shown in the pictures (I can't explain this very well)

Do this for all four corners.

After this, turn the paper over.

Bring corner up until the edge meets the line. Make crease until it is almost at the center of the corner (as shown)

## Step 4: Last crease: square in the center

Now make a square in the center. To do this, fold the origami in half. Fold it in half again. Fold the tip up until it lines with the triangle shaped crease above it. Open up, and you'll find a square in the middle.

## Step 5: The diamond method

If you've made the other type of rose before (the one starting with a 4*4 grid), then you probably know what you have to do now. I'm not sure what the step is called, but I'd like to introduce you to the very easy diamond method. I learned this from the internet, and thought it was great.

First, fold the square in half following its diagonal. Pinch the two sides together, and flatten the paper out, making sure the flap thing is facing toward the left side.

Open up the square and bring the flap up.

Unfold the origami, and you'll have that little swirl in the middle.

I've seen two other methods of doing this before, but I still like the diamond method the best. However, if this method doesn't suit you, try this method instead: http://bloom4ever.com/howto/howto06.php

## Step 6: Trapezoids?

Ok, this step isn't hard, though if you learn it through pictures it may be a bit confusing. I'll try my best.

First, turn the origami around so you can't see the square in the center.

Then, if you pull back one of the flaps, you'll see a crease going from a corner down. You will have to pop up this crease. The images may be sort of helpful for this.

Simply put a finger beneath the paper, right under the crease, and push upwards.

Reinforce the marked creases so the figure looks more 3D.

Do this to all four corners.

## Step 7: Collapse the triangles

There are several ways to do this, and I found flattening it out the most efficient. Simply pop the crease running down the center of the triangle out, and flatten it.

Bring it to the left, and press it against the layer under it.

Once you did that, open the triangle back up.

Bring the side of the adjacent trapezoid thing over, and cover the left half of the triangle.

Fold the excess paper back so it keeps the "leg" that we created together.

Do it to all four sides (the last side is more challenging than the others, but the method is basically the same. However, if any "leg" becomes loose or opens up, you'll have to fix them. Clipping them temporarily together with something like a paper clip or small peg could be a solution, but...O0O CHEATERS!)

## Step 8: Closing the bottom

Close that empty hole at the bottom. Simply fold the "legs" over, and sort of "stack" them on top of each other. Once you get to the last "leg", just tug it under the first one.

## Step 9: Open up the bud

You can skip this step if you prefer the rose as a flower bud, though most would like it open.

Stick your finger / back of a pen / tooth pick inside and gently pull the petals outward. Smooth it out.

## Step 10: Curl the petals

Use something round, such as a tooth pick, and curl the petals. Just roll them down along the side of the tooth pick, and repeat if the curl isn't full enough.

Now, look below the four main petals. You'll find smaller flaps. These were the other half of the triangles. Curl them also.

## Step 11: Finished

The origami rose is a bit difficult when you first attempt at it, but with some more time most people can figure it out. So if it didn't turn out as well as you hoped the first time, don't worry. I totally failed at it when I first learned it.

Hope you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.

## Step 12: Extra help!

OK, so I've got a few comments on some certain steps that are still a bit unclear, so I went and found a video of it on Youtube. It's the same rose, though some steps are a bit different. So if you're having trouble figuring out what to do from only photos, then you should check out the video below.

J-Five says: Feb 11, 2013. 1:11 PM
Cool!!!

I misread the title, I thought it said "Origami Nose"
ihoppancakes says: Aug 10, 2011. 1:01 AM
Called the Kawasaki Twist I think. It's pretty cool!
Nameramthgin in reply to ihoppancakesNov 24, 2012. 3:20 PM
You are correct, this is a simplified instruction for the kawasaki rose, second version I believe. Looking through these instructables on origami I find myself disappointed that many of these folders do not feel the need to acknowledge the original designer of the work they are showing, especially when entering contests........
Nykh says: Jul 3, 2012. 1:25 AM
*says* I've had enough (in an agitated voice)
finds sister at room door
*glares at sister*
sister screams and runs away

looks back at screen then at paper.
Finds out I did it right.. 0_o
coolo52 says: Feb 18, 2012. 10:01 AM
i only made this by the power of listening to dubstep/techno while folding
coolo52 says: Feb 18, 2012. 9:59 AM
i made this :) fun to make, 5 stars

my tip:when collapsing the triangles, slightly crimp the collapsed triangle so it doesn't unfold
chuynh1 says: Aug 18, 2011. 7:26 PM
i got so pissed that i ripped my paper and quit :L
askinkle says: Aug 8, 2011. 12:56 PM
wtf
hermionegranger says: Jun 27, 2011. 6:54 AM
This is a wonderful instructable, though I did first learn how to make this version through the slowed down video. It's nice to have text and pictures that you don't have to keep pausing :)
g dude says: Jun 10, 2011. 11:24 AM
i used the vid and i ended up wit a crumbled peice of paper
=3 says: Feb 4, 2011. 5:42 PM
This was the first origami rose that I have ever been able to complete. xD
ninjacow258 (author) in reply to =3May 2, 2011. 5:28 PM
Yay!!
kendra369 says: Apr 20, 2011. 10:27 AM
Well I am lost here. You can't just tell us to follow the pictures, because the pictures are too close and do no justice. I'm gone. Please do wider pictures with much better written instructions; where to fold, not just "fold small triangles".
ninjacow258 (author) in reply to kendra369May 2, 2011. 5:27 PM
Sorry. There's a link to a video tutorial in the last step, and the video should clear up most questions. :)
DIS.AR.RAY says: Apr 19, 2011. 1:24 PM
Yeah this picture doesn't really show where you're folding. You could probably take the photo from a wider angle and it be better.
ninjacow258 (author) says: Oct 18, 2010. 4:17 PM
Even though I did this instructable a LOOONNG time ago, but I received several comments where people got stuck at one point, so I will post a video soon showing the steps up close (the video I included originally was deleted by its uploader....)
Knar says: Sep 11, 2010. 4:48 AM
i dont get it from here...im lost help
craftyv says: Jan 6, 2010. 3:07 PM
use the same terms every time you use a step thats the same.eg. "turn over" (means pick it all up and completely turn over and start working on the other side of the paper) rather than turn around [as used in step 6]which could mean something else
vbm_88 says: Dec 29, 2009. 3:43 PM
you lost me!
Guna7777 says: Oct 23, 2009. 11:33 AM
Hiya.. Have to agree with Migliore.. Spent some time this afternoon with these particular instructions melting my head.. The instructions and the photographs don't seem to correspond, perhaps wider images would sort this out.. Another suggestion might be to number each square on the 8x8 grid just for the photos, as sometimes when u spoke about triangles and squares I couldn't see them or figure out which ones or where you were talking about... Found this video link which is fairly easy to follow, you might find useful inspiration. All the best. O

MauixPinoi says: Oct 21, 2009. 9:29 PM
i dont understand *_*
migliore says: Oct 11, 2009. 5:39 PM
you lost me here (step 7)  I fold a lot but the directions for this step didn't make sense to me. more pictures, a wide shot maybe would help
ninjacow258 (author) in reply to miglioreOct 14, 2009. 2:09 PM
I posted a video...the person who made the video did that stepdifferently than what I did, and I personally thought her way needed abit more practice to get just right, but it will probably help xD
randomguy96 says: Sep 27, 2009. 2:58 PM
These instructions are the first I am able the fully understand. All the other ones did not have enough pictures, or the instructions weren't descriptive enough. I had a little trouble understanding step 7, though. Good work.
ninjacow258 (author) in reply to randomguy96Oct 14, 2009. 2:02 PM
thank you :)
That means a lot to me...since I usually suck at explaining
ChocolateFox20 says: Sep 7, 2009. 8:46 AM
is there a Vid 4 this step?? i really like this rose bettter than the Rose Bouque Tut. if there is a vid i want a vid 4 this particular rose.
ninjacow258 (author) in reply to ChocolateFox20Sep 8, 2009. 3:52 PM
I'll try to make one as soon as I have the time for it :]
ChocolateFox20 says: Sep 7, 2009. 1:13 PM
ok i got this part too!
ChocolateFox20 says: Sep 5, 2009. 2:10 PM
geez! this is ther hardest part! but ill get it
ninjacow258 (author) in reply to ChocolateFox20Sep 6, 2009. 2:50 PM
If it helps, I think there's a vid on Youtube that teaches this part :)