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Extract from Fabulous Flowers • By Anne Akers-Johnson • Published by Other

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There’s nothing nicer than the gift of a single, pretty rose.
This surprisingly realistic flower blooms out of a simple spiral of paper. Easy and beautiful.

Both sides of this petal show in the finished flower. Lay your pieces out so the side you want inside the spiral is face-up.

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  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 1
    Step 1

    Spread some glue on the outside end of the spiral, then lay a stem across it as shown.

    Fold the end of the strip over the stem...

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 2
    Step 2

    ...and press it down. Set this piece aside to dry while you make the base.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 3
    Step 3

    Spread some glue on the shaded wedge of the rose base. Pull the other edge over so it just covers the wedge. Press the two sides together...

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 4
    Step 4

    ...to make a little cup.

    Set this piece aside for now.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 5
    Step 5

    Go back to the spiral now. Wind it around the stem...

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 6
    Step 6

    ... until the whole spiral is wound up. It doesn't have to be neat.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 7
    Step 7

    Turn the rose upside down, and hook the end of the spiral around the stem as shown.

    Cover the shaded area with glue.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 8
    Step 8

    Then pull the end of the spiral around so it just covers the shaded area.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 9
    Step 9

    Hold the spiral in place for a moment while the glue sets.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 10
    Step 10

    Still holding the rose upside- down, push the base onto the stem so it rests against the flower.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 11
    Step 11

    Add a locking roll.

    Remember:
    Measure to be sure the roll starts 1/2 inch (1.3 cm) from the bottom of the flower.

    Dot some glue on the top of the roll and on the bottom of your flower before you push the roll up.

  • How to fold an origami rose. Origami Rose - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once the flower is completely dry, use your shaping tool to curve the tips of the base down.

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Willow Bon-Bon
Willow Bon-Bon · London, GB · 29 projects
They are so pretty!
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