Introduction

Rose Bouquet

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.

Step 1

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Print and Cut the Templates

Download the rose template then the leaf template. Print the templates then cut out the numbered petals and leaves.

Step 2

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Curl the Edges

Use the edge of the scissors to curl the two corners of each petal.

Step 3

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Add a Dab of Glue

Glue the tabs on petals #4 through #7, squeeze them together to create a cone shape.

Step 4

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Prep Long-Stem Wire

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.

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Attach First Petal

Wrap petal #1 around wire to create a spiral and curl corner back again.

Step 6

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Center of The Rose

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.

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Add Remaining Petals

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.

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Put It All in Place

As you finish placement, adjust petal rotation for the most natural look.

Step 9

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Tape the Wire

Starting at the base of the rose, wrap floral tape around wire. Gently pull tape to activate the stickiness of the tape.

Step 10

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Cut Leaf

Trim leaf, fold in half and use scissors to curl both sides.

Step 11

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Add Leaf

Attach leaf to floral wire with a bit of glue then enclose in floral tape as you wrap the stem.

Step 12

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Wrap and Display

Finish wrapping stem with floral tape. Bend and adjust wire to display rose.

Step 13

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Hair Clip

To make a head piece, you will need a hairclip that has a surface that will easily glue to the rose.

Step 14

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Pin It

To make a corsage, use two very strong magnets or a jewelry pin to attach to clothing.