When I was a little six year-old Korean girl, my cousin taught me how to make origami everything. My favourite thing she showed me was how to make roses because I'm a sucker for flowers. I never forgot how to make them after all these years. When you pick things up at a super young age, you retain it forever and ever until it's the only thing you CAN remember. If only I could have my spongy-kid-brain back again...I would be an astronaut right now.
For those of you who can't attend the event, here is a tutorial of how to make an origami rose! Have fun!
I went to a local Michaels store to grab some origami paper. Any good old square piece of paper will do the trick.
Roughly divide the half-folded paper into threes (visually) and fold up the bottom 1/3 up. Make sure the open part is facing toward you (so you will be folding up the open part).
Unfold everything. Turn the page 90° clockwise (or counterclockwise) and do the same thing - half fold, then 1/3 fold.
Unfold everything and you will be able to see a bunch of lines. These lines will be our guides to make more lines.
Take one side of the paper and fold up to the line you just created. Unfold everything. Turn the page 90° clockwise (or counterclockwise) and do the same thing to all four sides. By the end of it, you'll have three lines that make a cross in the middle. You'll see what it should look like in just a mo.
Do a half fold and then a quarter fold - you should have a square. At the top of the "closed" corner, you will see a little square grid. Fold that corner down into a triangle using the lines are your guide.
Fold it. Fold it good.
When you unfold everything, this is what you should see:
1. Diamond in the middle
2. Three lines that make a cross in the middle
3. The 1/3 fold that you did in the very beginning on all four sides.
Okay - from here, it gets tricky. If you feel like hulking out on your piece of paper, DON'T GIVE UP YET! Ask me a question or simply come to the craft party.
From the white side of the paper, we are going to pinch around the centre diamond to fold it inward. Flatten it by folding down the opposite corners of the diamond.
Now we will open up the paper by folding at the top guide line we created (one of the three lines that make a cross in the middle). It's important to remember which side of the paper was facing you (keep it facing the same).
The four quadrants will be the rose petals. Now turn the paper over horizontally (NOT flip it over vertically)and the white side should look like the picture below.
You will see the centre diamond again when you fold down the flap seen in the picture. Remember to keep the orientation the same from before. Notice that I said "turn horizontally" to keep the orientation the same.
The centre diamond is the middle part of your rose! Now flip it over, turn it over - whatever - to reveal the rose petals!
Take one of the edges and meet it at one of the guide lines you created earlier on. You have to be super careful not to squish the paper from here! From the inside (the white side) create a crease line on where you just folded.
Keep going on all four sides.
Your paper should look like this. A spiral of creases from the centre. We will carefully fold it back into place (meeting the edges to the guide lines) to create a shape like the one in the picture below.
This is the inside of the rose.
Now, take one of the flaps (there are four) and fold it over the edge of the right side flap. You should be folding over in a counterclockwise direction.
Keep folding over the edge in a counterclockwise direction.
With the last one, you will take that triangle flap and insert it under the first fold you have created (kind of like when you box things up).
So this is the bottom of your rose.
Tadaaaa! By this point your rose will look crumply and boxy. Pinch the pointy corners of the rose to make it rounder and curl the petals to make it prettier!
Aaaaaand that is it!
I hope you were actually able to follow my instructions over text and pictures. Kudos to all the craft tutorial makers out there!
Hope to see you at the craft party! (✿◠‿◠)