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8 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Materials

    • 3. Rose

    • 4. Poinsettia

    • 5. Kusudama

    • 6. Daisy

    • 7. Leaf

    • 8. End and Gallery of bouquets

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About This Class

In this class you will learn four different flower folds and one leaf fold to create a colorful bouquet.  Origami can be intimidating for many people.  For this class I have selected simpler origami flowers because I want to encourage you and to inspire you to enjoy folding origami as much as I do.

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Vesna Taneva-Miller

Artist, crafter, DIY-er


I am a mixed media artist working mostly with watercolors, textiles and often with recycled materials.  My work has been published in over a dozen Stampington & Company publications.  I have taught kids classes at the Vision Gallery in Chandler, AZ as well as volunteer for Art Masterpiece at my kids' school.  For more about me here are some links: blog - www.StitchPlayInAZ.com  IG: @vesnatanevamiller  Etsy: www.StichPlayShop.etsy.com 

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1. Intro: Hello and welcome to my class. Origami bouquet. My name is Vesna Donna Miller. I'm a mixed media artist, and I live in Chandler, Arizona, In this fund. Short little class, I'll be showing you how to make a handful of different origami folds. So that way, by the end of the class, you will have a complete book. It let's get started. 2. Materials: okay, real quick. I wanted to talk about materials that will be using in this class. I'm gonna be using some origami paper. But if you don't have that, I can. You can also use, um, people that you really have laying around your home I'm using. I'm gonna be using some paper from security envelopes. We just have to open them and cut them to size. I'm using some card stock Paper does it just a little bit heavier paper. Also, you can use magazine pages. If you don't have any magazine pages, you can use book pages. Just make sure that it's not glossy. You want something to be madder than a little bit heavier? I'm gonna be using pipe cleaners to make the stems for our flowers. You can also use, uh, floral wire, and then also you'll be needing goose sticks and paperclips in order to put the flowers together. I'm gonna use some beats to embellish the flowers. And then also I am going to use a hot glue gun to put the flowers together. But if you have glue sticks and paperclips, that's really enough. You don't You don't need the hot glue gun. Okay, let's get going 3. Rose: So for this next project, we're actually going to use just a single piece of paper. And in this case, I am using origami paper. Just because it's thinner and this particular fold that I will share with you here requires some twisting. The creases are much better when the papers dinner. So we're going to be making an origami rose and let you Sure, you we're going to start with a square piece of paper, fold it in half, and then we are going to do the same for the other side. So we're gonna unfolded and then hold fold it in half the other side, and then I'm gonna put my paper over just because someone might creases to be a certain way . But I am going to fold. Um, piece of people have a system diagnosed, and I'll do a good sign. So squish goes the folded me in half another diagnosed, but the other way, and we're squishing in just a little bit kind of push, and I'm gonna end up with a like a triangle. So then the next step will do is take this one end. We're gonna align it with the crease in the center, although acted just like that. And we will do the same on the other side and also foot the paper over and do the same on the opposite side of the paper. Okay, so then multi the cree the little kind of little flap that we've created here, and we're gonna make a pocket. So we'll put our finger inside to make the opening, and then we kind of squish it and is you're squishing it. Make sure that this grease on pop here it's aligned with that fold on the inside here, squish it. It it will pre like a little square. And we'll do the same on the other side. Okay, we'll turn it over and we'll do the same on this side. Okay, so now we're going to take this little flap here, and we're going to fold it to along this edge with this edge in this edge with this edge just like that. Do the same on the other side. And then before we flip it over to do the same given that said in the middle, there's like, another little flapping when I fold that to align this edge with this edge here. All right, turn it over and we'll do the same here, working. So next step will turned is over, Like a page on on this side. We're going to fold. There's already too creases here in the know. So we're gonna full that in half that same with the other side. Okay. And then there's this middle flap here. We're gonna fool that for lines you said with your sitch. All right, now we're gonna turn the paper backwards properly, pages, and we're gonna be the same thing that we did. Okay, I'm gonna can turn the page in half year just like this, and I'm gonna actually turn it over upside down and tried to open from the backside of it. I'm just gonna flatten it. Here's like, Looks like a little Angelo. Just flatten it all down. Slap, slap, slap this flat as we can, and then I'll turn it back over. Okay, we're done folding. This next step is the last step in kind of twisting. And if you notice it kind of opens, here's like, four little sides here. I'm gonna pinch it in the middle, hold it in my hand like died like cup it, And then all you're doing for this next step, you're just turning and twisting. So last them, um, for the rose, we are going to kind of curled a little pointy pedals here just to make it look looking more real, Rose. It doesn't really matter which name, but he said the little pointy ends here in here that we are going to just just like this, using a toothpick. And I'm just gonna early. So the rose, it's pretty much finished. One more thing I'm gonna do, I'm gonna add a stand to it. And I'm using this kind of and I speak tool, but he improperly used some kind of thin and long nail. I'm going to China, sort of through the center, turning it over, just kind of poking a hole, I think. And then I'm gonna use a floral for a wire with twisted a little bit, and, uh and then I'm going inside 4. Poinsettia: All right. So for this next flower that I'm going to show you, this is kind of like a porn set of flour. I am once again using some paper that I've cut myself. These air magazine pages from this Shots magazine on its mad a map paper. So it's not glossing. It's, um it's not super thick, but it has more durability than like a glossy magazine page. So I've got this in four inches by four inches, and we're gonna make three pedals to construct our flowers. You need defaces off paper. Any size square would work. Gonna start by folding, um, our square in half and then unfolded and turn it over and fold it in half the opposite way . And then we're also gonna fold it in half diagonally and on each side, so we're gonna unfold it completely and land flat. And so we're gonna take all of the four corners of the square, and we're gonna fold them into the center. When I end up with something that looks like an envelope, we're gonna take two opposite corners and we're gonna fold those in the middle so full that in the middle and then turn it over for the opposite corner in the middle, and then we're gonna turn Fold the entire piece now in half, one more time in half. So this point, you pretty much half Ah, pedal for actually, it's gonna make two pedals like that. We're gonna join old three. So we're gonna do this two more times and I'm going to speed it up. Way have are three pedals and we're gonna line them up in the centre. Linda and I am going to use a, um, a pipe cleaner. I am actually going to add some beads to this, so I feel like it. So I'm gonna use the beat and were defeated through and about inch down, and I'm gonna twist to secure the bead. And then again, I'm aligning the three pieces of paper like that. Put that in the middle. That's gonna be my little stem. And when a wraparound once and now I'm gonna open the pedals and what I'm gonna show you here. Um, I usually use a hot glue gun because I am impatient. But I realized that everybody has a hot glue gun. Teoh blue these petals together because I want him to stay open. I want him to stay open like that when I'm gonna blue everything together to make it stay open. But I'm gonna show you how to do this with a glue stick and some paperclips. So I'm putting some glue in this little section here along this edge, and then I'm gonna open up those two pedals, align them like that. You can use paper clips and clip this together while it's drying, so you can let that dry for a little bit aside. But this couple that I made made earlier that are completely front. 5. Kusudama: okay for. So for this next flower, we are actually going to be using some junk mail I like to use the inside of security involves because most don't have something, a pattern inside. And it's pretty easy and pretty fun to use it in your origami. Now what any means If you have origami, pretty organic paper, you can use that. I'm not discouraging you. I'm just giving an alternative that you don't have to go out and buy special supplies. I'm sure that you have paper lying around in your home that you can use to make this forgotten. Already caught up some security envelopes here into three inches by three inches squares, and we are going to be using but five or six of this squares making individual flower petals, and then we're gonna join them together to form a flower. Let's start with the 1st 1 I'm gonna use a solid paper because it's I think it's easier for you to see my folds start in a square, and we're going to fold that square in half diagonally like that, make a nice little Chris increase, please, on the bottom. And then we are going to take this one. And here and fold it up to this end up here, just like that. I can make sure you make nice creases. Your flower will better. And we're gonna do this. Same step on the other side. A lot of these are symmetrical. So what we do on one side, we're gonna repeat on the other side. So you're gonna fold this just like that, and you can turn it to make to make your crease easier for you. Okay, so now we're going to take this one wing that we created here when I fold this edge and align it with this edge here, king and again, Nice crease. You can use like a Popsicle stick. If you don't want to use your fingers, Are you gonna do the same on the other side? Okay. And now we're going to kind of unfold that user finger to kind of make this pocket inside just like that. And then we'll know. Push it out. All right, we're gonna do that on the other side. So on four, use your finger to make the pocket and then down flat. All right. Next step. We're gonna fold this little point here down to align with the paper, just like that. Same on the other side. All right. And now we're going to fold this and there's already a crease here in the middle. So we're gonna fall that in half like that, Same on the other side. And at this point, we're ready to groove this two sides and to form our help, she's gonna look like that. And I'm gonna use hot glue gun when I put glue on one side. Damn that, you can see it, And then I'm gonna fold in half, and I'm just wishing just a tiny bid without pushing this part. I don't want to create a crease here. I just wanted pedal to be nice and round and open. Okay, Aren't so I'm gonna make our five more of these. So I'm going to be gluing the edges off pedals together. All right, So I'm putting a little bit of who on the edge here and joining just one. I'm just one night joining the pedals in a circle, all right? And I'm to finish it off. I am going to be using some some pipe cleaners here, and occasionally I put beads if you don't have any, you don't need to use beads. We're gonna use this. It's pretty little bead here. It has some flowers on it. You're going to join it like that Eternity. We're just gonna twist, all right, and we're gonna insert the pipe. 6. Daisy: So for this particular origami flower, you will need some circular shape paper here. I'm using a card stock Onley because I am also using a two inch in diameter hole puncher. And if I use origami paper, it's too too thin. And I'm not able to get a clear edge with my with my whole bunch er so amusing Card stone. But if you have any origami paper that's already cut in circles, you can use that as well. We just need six. I'm what, your six year simple. Okay. And when a full the paper in half, first just like that and I go with my fingernails, gonna try to pull a clear edge there, and then we're gonna fold this half a circle into 1/2. It's just like that. I don't get a square of an edge here, and I'll show you in a minute. Why? Because we want to make We want to make this site to be the nice wrong flower petal. And then we're gonna open the circle all the way. We'll finish like that. And then when I was pushing, pushing like that, Okay, like that. And then this edge decision this edge. We're gonna join together just like that. I'm gonna squished like that if you see on the other side. This is actually our pedal, but it's not joined. Yeah, seeing its folders I am using. Ah, hot glue gun. We're gonna join this two sides here and then the two sides here so it can't stay like this . Okay? I'm using a hot glue gun because I'm impatient that I'm gonna join together. So here's my so far, though sometimes they kind of push on the end here to make it more around. Okay, so we'll need about five or six of those I usually use six, but you can You can get away with five as well. So here I am. I got my last pedal. So we're gonna join all these petals together with a hot glue gun, just like we did when creating a single petal here. So I'm gonna put a little bit of glue on this edge here. You don't get a pedal. And then I joined together like that, Professor. Now, on the last, I want to join in in a circle. So we're in a glue, and then I'll just wrap it around. I didn't join it together in a circle like that and then to embellish my flower to finish it off. I'm going to use some pipe cleaners. You can You can get fancy with it. But I'm just gonna just simple when a wrap around a little bit just to create, like, a little stem like that. And then I'm going in the middle of the circle my flower and just pulling it in. 7. Leaf: okay, Our next the origami fold will be showing you how to fold the leaf. And for this project of it, I'm actually using magazine pages thes air math and another glossy pipe. This is a photo magazine that, uh, we occasionally get, uh, so you're starting with a square piece of paper. This is four inches by four inches, but any size would work, and then you will full look in half diagonally and then and then cut it. You can use scissors to cut it, or you can tear it. It's a little harder to tear because you're starting at a corner here, but you can use scissors to cut that in half. So here I have bunch of trying ghosts, and we're gonna start by folding on the long end of the triangle unfolding. I'm kind of eyeballing about 1/4 inch or so. Um, if you want to be more precise, but you can do is literally kind of mark little lines here. How, um, where you want to fold to be. But I am not that precise. And really, um, it's not really necessary. Just gonna eyeball about 1/4 inch fold it like that we're basically making an accordion. So I'm gonna flip my paper over and use what I just the edge of would have just fold is a guideline to fold to keep on holding and making. According, I'm just kind of turning it. Then using that the previous fold is ah, is a guideline. Okay, so once you come to an end, um, I'm just kind off pulling on each side because I'm gonna hold us in half. So I've won the paper not to be as ridges and kind of just kind of pulling curling and justice slightly, Just likely. And what we're gonna do, we're gonna fold it in half and kind of gently squished all of that in half over here where the that fold is in the center. It's gonna not make the perfect crease, but when I wouldn't worry about that very much. Okay, so we fold it in half and then we'll get a glue stick and apply glue on one side. Not all the way. We want that crease in the middle of You want some space in there? Because that's where we are going to insert our stem. And then I was holding it back in half, Jeffrey pinching it stayed together. And when you open it, it's a week. One little extra that I do on this. Only because if you look here like this point, part of the leaf don't quite like that. So what I do? I used scissors and I go back and I cut that. Lost? No. Any part there or the paper. Anything. Just like that. Them fold it for Senator. What I'm gonna do, is it a stem? And again, this is a pipe cleaners gonna insert in that space in the middle that we didn't get a group on full about inch or so and then twisted to make it stay. 8. End and Gallery of bouquets: Okay, This is the end of the class, and I'm hoping you had a chance to fold along and make your own origami flowers to complete your bouquet. And I'm also hoping that I gave you the confidence to get you started on your own origami journey. I appreciate you watching, and I'll see you next time. Thank you.