I hope you’ve enjoyed our Summer Kickoff Series and have been inspired to try some new techniques and even give origami paper a try!  For the last project of the series, I wanted to share the paper flowers I created.  I came across this tutorial, and thought that origami paper would be perfect!

So I didn’t have any florist’s wire around, but I managed to find a couple of wire hangers lost in the back of the coat closet.  I snipped them down to a straight stem using some heavy duty wire cutters.

From the Robin Joy’s collection of origami paper, I cut my assorted sizes of petals.  Like the tutorial suggested, I cut four to five of each size and tried to keep the shapes a little random so they look more natural.  I rolled the edges of each petal a bit using the wire hanger, it worked like a charm!

Using my hot glue gun, and perhaps leaving a few of my finger prints behind, I glued each leaf on the the rolled center of the flower.  I just kept adding leaves from small to larger size, shaping them as I went along.

To finish the stem, I didn’t have florist’s tape, but I had green washi tape on hand so I figured that would do the trick!

I paired up my flowers with some peonies from my garden and sweet talked my hubby into holding the bouquet for my picture.  I can really see these origami flowers mixed in with real flowers, or even an entire arrangement of paper flowers!

Be sure to join us on July 1st as we begin our search for the next CutCardStock Design Team!

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