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Bonsai Origami Iris flowers
in a pot This Iris flower is my own variation on the
traditional origami iris, the folding pattern is
the same in the first steps, but I made some extra adjustments in the
I used this paper for the flowers,
it goes with one of my flower books
(Beautiful Paper Flowers)
Prefold over these 4 lines.
First valley-fold over the 2 lines at the
bottom-right. Then mountain-fold over the
2 diagonal lines in the middle.
over the 2 lines at the top-left.
Valley-fold this flap upwards
Squash-fold the flap
Valley-fold over these 2 lines
Unfold the folds of step 6
Pull the edge indicated by the arrow
downwards by making a valley-fold over
the yellow line
Press the edges flat/downwards, see pink arrows
Valley-fold the triangular flap upwards
Repeat steps 5 to 10 on the other 3 flaps,
see pink arrows
Bookfold the layer indicated by the
arrow to the left
Pull the flap downwards by making
an inside reverse fold over these 3 lines
Repeat step 13 on the other 3 flaps
Pull this petal downwards
Make an inside reverse fold over these
two sets of 3 lines
Curl the tip (slowly) downwards
Now the other side of the paper is revealed.
Repeat steps 15 to 17 on the other 3 petals
Push the layers between the 2 arrows
against each other
Hold the model the same as I do here.
Then squash-fold the tiny flap with your
other hand, see arrow, against the fingers
holding the model
Curl the tip of the tiny flap, by rolling it up
with your fingers, see arrow
Repeat steps 19 to 21 on the other
3 tiny flaps
Push/press the 4 edges on the bottom of
the flower inwards, only 2 edges are visible
in this picture, see pink arrows
Now the bottom of the flower looks
like this, the tip of it is glued inside
the tip of the stem later.
Make 4 of these flowers for one arrangement
Glue 2 paperstrips together to make the
stems. Some of the stems are made of
3 paperstrips glued together.
Mountain-fold over this line,
then turn the paper.
Valley-fold over this line
Insert metal/florist wire in the stem
Valley-fold in half over this line
And one stem is done....
This paper is for the leaves, it
has the same size as the paper for
Cut out 4 squares of one paper.
valley-fold over these 2 lines
Crumple the model in your hands a little,
then turn the model
Make two more of these leaves
Glue the 3 leaves together to make one
This leaf is glued to the tip of each stem
On the other places leaves made of two
segments are glued to the stems, see
Bend the stem downwards on the left, see arrow
on the left. And bend the stem upwards on the
right, see arrow on the right
Make about 6 of these stems with leaves,
vary a little in length and number of leaves.
See the final
picture as guidance
Each flower is glued to a single
then the 4 stems are glued together and
inserted in a pot with foam
or large paper
Then the stems with leaves are glued to
Finally the foam or large paper balls
covered with origami
This is a video with me folding the Bonsai Iris Plant: