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As mentioned a couple of days ago, Kirigami is the japanese art of paper cutting.
Here are instructions to make a simple sakura (japanese cherry blossom).

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  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 1
    Step 1

    Begin with a square piece of paper and fold diagonally to create a triangle.
    Now, fold one bottom corner to the other and crease approximately 2cm to create a point of reference in the middle.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 2
    Step 2

    Next, fold the bottom corners to the middle and crease approximately 2 cm.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 3
    Step 3

    * You should now have three evenly spaced creased along the bottom of the triangle.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 4
    Step 4

    Take the left corner and fold it up to the top point (crease 2 cm) and unfold.
    Now, take the same corner and fold it to the newly created middle crease.
    Repeat the last step, using the top point of the triangle and folding it to the new middle crease.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 5
    Step 5

    * You should now see four even sections along the bottom and left-hand side

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 6
    Step 6

    Using the creases on the left-hand side, take the left bottom corner and fold it up to the top crease
    (the fold should not surpass the bottom middle crease).
    This time, press down along the entire fold to keep it in place.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 7
    Step 7

    Next, take the right bottom corner and fold it to the left-hand side. Make sure it’s folded along the edge, also, not surpassing the middle crease (this should give you a clean point at the bottom).

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 8
    Step 8

    Taking the same corner from the previous step, fold it in half, taking the corner back to the right-hand side. Make sure the edges are parallel.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now, take the left side, fold over to the right, making sure to keep the edges parallel.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 10
    Step 10

    Turn it over and draw a petal design. I chose a pointed petal design to create a sakura.
    *Make sure to leave the left and right edges attached at some points in order to keep the entire image intact!

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 11
    Step 11

    Once the drawing is complete, cut it out and unfold it. You should have a lovely flower to decorate anything you like.

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 12
    Step 12

    Try different styles to create a wide range of lovely designs.
    This one I tried with a semi heart shape:

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 13
    Step 13

    Once I cut it out, I thought it might look cheesy….

  • How to make an origami flower. Kirigami Sakura - Step 14
    Step 14

    but to my surprise, it turned out different from what I imagined. The star in the middle adds a special touch.

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Carolyn T.
Carolyn T.
I love your crafts but I


Have tried to find homemade paper beads didn' find any help.
Miho S.
Miho S. · 28 projects
Here's a good video: http://youtu.be/vHEsLPXQvvk
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Sabrinya :.
Sabrinya :. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 2 projects
i love it sakuras are just beautiful <3
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Luna's acesorios Lucii desu(L)
i made one but it don't look like your's U_______U
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Miho S.
Miho S. · 28 projects
I'd love to see everyone's creations!
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DarkAshHurts
DarkAshHurts · 119 projects
I made one! XD

its really cool.
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Yaoichou™
Yaoichou™ · Portsmouth, England, GB · 6 projects
OMG amazing! Reminds me of an old program on the Atari where the screen was split in to 5 so as you drew on one part it was repeated on the rest :] Lovely sakura tho Im gonna make some :]
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Pretty!
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