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Origami Flowers | “I Made It” Monday

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2012-01-02That’s right folks!!  “I Made It” Monday is back!!  My goal for 2012 is to bring you 52 weeks of crafty and creative things that everyday people make in their everyday lives.  What’s more awesome than that??

This week’s blogisode of awesomeness is a craft that I got to learn how to make alongside my new BFF.  Is it too nerdy to admit that instead of partying into the new year, the two of us were crafting into 2012 together?  Haha.

I wish you could see just how cool these are in person…as well as how easy they are to make.  It just takes a bit of patience to get enough made to decorate your house like Brittany did.  She made about a million of these awesome little flowers to adorn the walls of her tangerine dining room.  I wish I had the guts and the interior decorating talents that she does!  Ugh…amazing, right??

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She created all of these flowers with pages from an old book and some origami folding – and brought her supplies over to my house on Saturday to teach me the folding techniques required.  I couldn’t believe how easy it was!!

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--First, you cut a 4-1/2 by 4-1/2 square into a piece of paper.  It can be any paper of your choosing – Brittany is a book-nerd of sorts, so this happens to be the perfect type for her décor.

--Next, fold the paper in half, to make a triangle.

--Then fold each triangle corner “in”…which will result in a little square.

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--This is where things get a little trickier for me to explain.  You put your finger in the folds that you just made and kind of “pop” them out and press to fold.

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--Fold the tops of the diamond-shapes that you just created down, into the main area of the paper.  Then using the fold line in the middle of the triangles that you just created, fold the flaps in on themselves.

--Use hot glue to form a petal and then glue five petals together to create a totally awesome flower.  You’re done!  You’ve just created your first origami flower!  Wooohooo! :)

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If you or someone you know is interested in being featured on “I Made It” Monday, be sure to drop me a line!  Email me here: katy@katyscreations.com!! I love talking (and bragging!) about creative people and the amazing things they’ve made.  You should totally be one of those people!!