- An A4 sheet of paper (I used 80gsm/copy paper but you can use thicker sheets of paper)
- A pencil
- Toothpicks/cocktail sticks
Folding, cutting & curling
Folding and cutting.
- Fold the A4 sheet of paper in half along the length and cut (if you have a paper trimmer you can just go ahead and cut it in half)
- Fold again in half as before and cut. You should have 4 long strips
- You can now cut small squares 2 1/8″x 2 1/8″(about 5.25cm x 5.25cm) and then fold them diagonally.Or fold one corner of the strip inwards forming a triangle and then cut (this is my shortcut)
- Each flower will need 8 petals so cut 8 squares
- Fold the triangles you just made into smaller triangles
- Pinch or score a line on the tip opposite the longest side of the triangle (about 1 cm (1/2 an inch)
- Sketch a curved line from each end of the scored line towards the opposite longest side
- Cut along the sketched lines (if you have a good eye you can cut without sketching the curved lines)
- using a pencil or pen curl the petals to give them some dimension (curl them inwards). Do this to 6 of the petals
- For the remaining two petals use a cocktail stick/tooth pick to curl from the top edge of a petal to the opposite tip. These two remaining petals are for the centre that is why the curls have to be tighter than for the other 6 petals.
Assembling the flower is easy, just apply some glue and stuck the petals making sure to alternate the petals. Watch the video to better understand what has been explained.