These flowers are made with 7 pieces of origami paper, no tape or glue is usually needed.When picking out your paper one or two sided paper will work (I used 6" one sided origami paper).
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Step 1: Choosing the Paper
You will need several pieces of square paper (i just used origami paper for this). The amount of paper depends on what type of flower you are making but one will be for the stem. The paper can be whatever color you want the flower to be. But as an example i'll be using seven, three white, three pink, and one green.
Step 2: Folding the Flower
Stack the 6 squares for the flower color side down (the color you want for the center should be on the top and could be face up if you want) then fold the whole stack in half then fold it like an accordion the folding does not need to be perfect! the pictures should provide a visual guide.
Step 3: Folding the Stem
Now take the green and place it color side down and from the corner take it and roll it up as tightly as possible (tape it if you have to).
Step 4: Assembly
Take the stack of six (the flower part) and the stem fold the stem in half over the middle over the flower and tie a single knot (use the pictures to help)
Step 5: Folding the Flower
Now take the first layer and pull it up gently as far as it will go (it's ok if it rips a little). Then take the rest of the layers and do the same.
Step 6: The Fun Part
This is the fun part you can do anything to it to make it look like a peony or whatever flower you want. I took the first two layers and cut it then I left the third alone and folded the rest in half. but its up to you, be creative and experiment with different colors and layouts.