In October, I cosplayed as Chihiro from the Studio Ghibli film, Spirited Away. Because the cosplay is rather plain, I decided to add a bit "more" to it. I did this by making a bouquet of flowers Chihiro was seen holding in the beginning of the movie.

I learned this flower-making method from an annual Japanese bazaar that I help out at. It's taught at an origami stand held for little kids to learn origami, so this is a super easy way to get started!

These flowers are super quick, super cheap, and super awesome!

Step 1: Materials

  • Post-its or square pieces of paper (Note: each flower will take one and a half pieces of square paper to make.)
  • Wire, pipe cleaners, etc. (I used galvanized wire from the dollar store) 
  • Scissors
  • Pliers (if you're using pipe cleaners, you don't need them)
I bought the wire in a 3-pack for $1 at my local dollar store, and a pack of Post-its for another dollar. These flowers take very few of these materials, and you can make about 70 flowers for just $2!
Ooohh pretty! I had trouble getting the petals to stay sometimes, but they're gorgeous anyways xD I made my friend hairclips from these by attaching them to some u-shaped pins
Nice Instructable! I have already made several of these and I took it one step further. Using a smaller piece of paper, I added a second layer.
Absolutely gorgeous, I love the double-layer effect. :D
Thank you. I used a green foill sweet wrapper and some yellow Post-its. iPhone photo attached.
It's adorable! Great job, I love the green foil as a stem :)
sorry this is it
I made some. Gonna make someone special happy :)
Oh!! They're so gorgeous! You have very nice creases. Hope your recipient loved them~! :D
<p>Just made these with my son and he would like to use the idea as a 4-H project. Can he teach others to make these as a working exhibit and site you for the copyright?</p>
Of course! :)
Awesome I'm making this surely
it's great...!! i like it...!! really nice... i make it...!!
its so easy... made my work easy.... thnk u so much fr ur idea...
These are very cute, just did a trial run. Super easy and cute! I'm going to make very small ones and make earrings for xmas. Very pocket friendly! Thanks for sharing!
To me the written instructions weren't clear enough to fold the flower- by looking at the pictures I got an idea of what was happening. So here it is, for people who can't see the pictures up close. After step 1, fold in half, bringing the bottom up to meet the top. Then fold the upper corners of the top layer down, forming triangles.Fold the top half of ONLY the first layer down Flip the form over repeat the last two steps on the other side.Other than that, awesome tutorial! my flower came out great! :)
really its nice :) btw do you know how to make a airplanes designs by papper
I used pipe cleaner as a stem and lots of sticky notes.
Really cute, Definitely will do! :-}
I just tried this and i am pretty excited about it. I hope my 4 year old kindergarten children will be too :-) <br>Thank you so much for sharing, with the pictures the steps were super easy to follow.
Aww! I'm sure they'll be fine with this pattern. It's used a lot when introducing people to origami, especially with children because they can design it themselves.<br>Thank you so much! Hope your kindergarteners have fun :)
^_^ I'm gonna try this! :D
Post pictures when you do~! :D
Neat! I'm gonna try it when I get some free time!<br>Thanks for sharing.<br>--K
Thanks! Have fun making them~! x3
This is a great instructable. Simple and fun and sweet. Thanks for sharing this. You're super!
Pahaha. Thank you! Hope you have fun! :3
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i want a personal lesson teehee but im gona fail so just make u work in a shurikin sweatshop i actually need a bunch of different sizes and shapes
For what!? You don't use origami much in your day-to-day life xD
What a great instructable! Such clear directions! And the pictures are really great!
Thanks so much! Your comment made my day. :)
thank you <br>and please see my flower
If you've got more time and only have paper (no wires), check out Canon's site, they have some awesome paper flowers (though more difficult to make): http://cp.c-ij.com/en/contents/1006/
Sounds good, I'll take a look. Thanks!
I think I'm going to give this a try with fabric...should be interesting. Thanks for the instructable!
Ooh! That sounds gorgeous. Please post pictures~! :3
Very cute! I'll have to try these out some time. =)<br><br>I hope your cosplay was fun! I just watched Ponyo this week.
Thanks! And yes, cosplaying as Chihiro was super fun. Studio Ghibli films are so amazing 8D
I be trolin lol but this is pretty cool can u make me tiny shurikins out of paper
LOL I can teach you to do that easily. Or you can see other 'ibles on it. ;)

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