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)
- Pliers (if you're using pipe cleaners, you don't need them)
Step 2: Folding the Petals
- Cut the square in half.
- Fold the square in half, length-wise.
- Fold the corners down, making two triangles.
- Bring top down.
- Repeat on other side.
You've finished two petals! We'll call these "pieces". Each side of the piece is a petal of the flower. You will need a total of three pieces to complete a flower. So, fold two more pieces.
When folding, make sure the side with the color you want to show is on the inside. In the case of Post-its, this means that the sticky side should be on the outside. Your folds will cover any unwanted colors/stickiness.
Make sure your creases are crisp and clean. Uneven folds will lead to ugly petal edges and may cause your flower to look lopsided.