Origami flowers are a great project for a craft party, Girl Scout meeting, bridal shower, or just because they're fun to make and pretty to look at.
Download the rose template then the leaf template. Print the templates then cut out the numbered petals and leaves.
Use the edge of the scissors to curl the two corners of each petal.
Glue the tabs on petals #4 through #7, squeeze them together to create a cone shape.
For the long stem rose you will need a floral wire. Fold the end back about one inch. Glue the edge of petal #1 to the folded part of the wire.
Wrap petal #1 around wire to create a spiral and curl corner back again.
Glue petal #2 onto wire and wrap it around petal #1, curling corners back. Finish center of rose by gluing petal #3 onto wire, again curling the corners back to create a petal form.
Skewer the centers of petals #4 through #7 onto floral wire. Add glue at base of center and rotate each section as you attach to center to stagger petals.
As you finish placement, adjust petal rotation for the most natural look.
Starting at the base of the rose, wrap floral tape around wire. Gently pull tape to activate the stickiness of the tape.
Trim leaf, fold in half and use scissors to curl both sides.
Attach leaf to floral wire with a bit of glue then enclose in floral tape as you wrap the stem.
Finish wrapping stem with floral tape. Bend and adjust wire to display rose.
To make a head piece, you will need a hairclip that has a surface that will easily glue to the rose.
To make a corsage, use two very strong magnets or a jewelry pin to attach to clothing.
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