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Step By Step Origami Flower Curtain

Step By Step Origami Flower Curtain

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Origami is a papercrafting favourite of ours at Create and Craft; it’s amazing what can be made from just one small square of paper…. and seeing all those small squares become one breathtaking project can be so gratifying! In this tutorial, Sarah Jackman-Read takes you step by step through how to create a beautiful origami flower, and then how to use those origami skills to create a stunning curtain, perfect for adding a splash of colour to your window or workspace! You only need to master one folded design to create this pretty curtain, just vary the size and colour of the papers used.

Skill: Intermediate

Time to Make: 4 hours

You Will Need:

Step By Step Origami Flower Curtain:

Step 1:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Trim coloured papers 14.5cm, 12cm and 10cm square. Fold a square in half and quarters then fold both ways diagonally.

Step 2:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Hold the paper so one of the diamond shapes is facing you and the centre of the paper is at the top. Gently fold the sides in and pinch the top of the diamond to create a crisp point. Lay the diamond flat then bring the outside edges to the centre and crease. Turn over and repeat on the other side.

Step 3:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Fold the top point down and crease the top edge then fold back up and open up the sides. Hold the top point flat then lift up the bottom point and fold it right back to create a diamond. Crease flat then turn over and repeat on the other side.

Step 4:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Fold both diamonds back down then unfold the paper. There will be a square in the centre with diagonal folds across it. The folds with be mountain folds (pointing upwards). Re-fold them the other way so they become valley folds (pointing downwards).

Step 5:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Gently pinch the sides inwards then fold the one side towards the centre, folding along the diagonal valley folds then creasing flat. Repeat on the other side.

Step 6:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Lay the paper so it looks like an upside down triangle then take the point and fold so it sits above the top of the triangle. Turn over and repeat on the other side. Open up the other two folds in the triangle, lay flat then repeat the process again.

Step 7:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Fold the bottom-left corner to the centre point then crease flat. Repeat with the right-hand corner then turn over and repeat on the other side. Open up the other two folds in the triangle, lay flat then repeat the process again.

Step 8:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

With the points facing downwards, open up the paper to reveal a flower shape. Lay flat then turn over and fold along each edge in line with the sides of each point.

Step 9:

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Fold lots more flowers then adhere to lengths of string with a glue gun.

Step by step origami flower curtain tutorial instruction

Tie the lengths to a piece of doweling then hang in your chosen space.

Completed project in use

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Lisa at Create & Craft


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