Flat Origami Rose – Lesson 2.5

An easy flat origami rose that you can send in mail!

I wrote a post to teach you how to fold a 3D origami rose. Here is another way to fold an easier version of rose – that is flat so you can even send in mail!

 

I gave the flat rose to my friend who wanted to mail origami roses to his girlfriend at the time (who is his wife now!)

Flat Origami Rose

What you need:

Two sheets of origami (same size and same or similar colors)

 

Instructions:


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1. Take the first paper. Fold and crease diagonally.

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2. Take the red edge and fold along the blue line that you just made in 1

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3. Work on the one on the right.

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4. Rotate the paper 90 degrees to right. Take the red vertex to the blue vertex. Valley fold the dashed line over, pushing in (squash) the double arrow

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5. Rotate the paper 90 degrees to right. As you did in step 4, valley fold the dashed line, taking red vertex to blue vertex.

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6. Rotate the paper 90 degrees to right. Fold up by taking red vertex to blue point, crease at the dashed line, open.

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7. How you should have the crease as depicted in white. Take the line, take the current fold and fold outward (make valley fold to mountain fold), & tuck the flap underneath while you take the bottom vertex to where you brought to in step 6. (It is the blue point in step 6)

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8. Following the arrow, insert red vertex into the blue point, folding over (valley fold) the dashed line.

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9. Take the red vertex and bring it inside the flap of blue point, folding over the dashed line (squash fold under the blue)

[ignore the dashed arrow, that’s a mistake and it should have been tucked under the flap already in this picture]

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The first (base) rose is complete!

Part II – Inner rose

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1. Take out the other paper, fold across, and crease. (blintz fold)

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2. Fold each corner towards the center.

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3. Fold like the base rose,  following the instructions from 2 to 8

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3. Once it’s done, curl the 4 flaps outward as shown with arrows.

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 Inner rose is complete!

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4. Put the smaller rose into the center part of first rose. Slightly open the flap where you inserted all the vertexes, and insert the smaller rose so it’s layered. 

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5. To the taste, but you can round the corners like this on the back of rose

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There you have your flat rose!