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HOW TO ARRANGE ORIGAMI
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Arranging origami flowers is actually easier then arranging real
flowers, because you don't
need a vase filled with water. The folding of the flowers is what makes
it so difficult for many
people. But after the folding comes the fun part. You also don't need
to cut the stems
carefully, just tearing a piece of the bottom is enough to make the
Finished origami flower arrangements can be placed almost everywhere in
your house, they
stay in good shape at least one or two years without watering them even
(Dust can be a problem after a while)
base: Origami Flowers
You don't have to be very precise folding most of my flowers,
this makes every flower a little bit different then the others. When
you look at real flowers,
you'll notice that each single flower is different from the others too.
flowers above don't need to be folded very precise
stems and leafs
The leaves don't need to be folded very precise too,
as long as you fold enough of them to fill a whole bouquet. Fifteen
flowers in a vase with
just eight leaves doesn't look very good in most cases.
Variation in the length of the stems is good to, this makes the bouquet
look more alive.
made stems of various length for the flowers in these pictures.
And some are more curved/irregular then the others.
I design a nice flower, then I place the
flowers with stem in a pot or vase. After this,
I search for leaves that fit well to the arrangement. If I can't find a
nice leave, I start
designing a new leaf that does fit well to the arrangement.
If the flowers are edgy, I choose edgy leaves too. If the flowers are
looking round or curled,
I mostly choose round looking leaves for the bouquet.
When you've made large flowers, it's better to use large leaves for the
arrangement in most
and large flowers
combined with Both flowers and leaves
with many folding
Using the right colors for an arrangement is very important to me.
I always make sure that the colors of the flowers fit well to the
colors of the leaves, stems and the pot or vase.
If you find it difficult to get the right colors, you can search
in Google of arrangements with colors you like and use these pictures
as examples. Or you can visit a flower-shop to find inspiration for
a nice colored bouquet.
I use pretty small pots and vases for my origami flowers, unless I'm
making a large bouquet.
Sometimes I use a limonade glass or a mug/cup for a bouquet.
My pots and vases usually don't have any offprint on them, so the
flowers stay prominent
in the arrangement. If you like pots with offprint on it, you can just
use them ofcourse,
you like for yourself.
You can use florist foam for the stems, but
large newspaper balls in a pot is a usefull and
I placed these lillies in a
much cheaper solution:
The stems hold each other
Origami flowers in a pot
filled with newspapers.
position of the flowers is very important. I always try to get a
balanced arrangement, but I'm not very precise doing
the bouquet doesn't look very alive and interesting.
arrange your flowers is mostly a matter of your own taste
remove the upper flower in the picture on the right,
the arrangement would be much more boring and less eye catching.
Bonsai flower arrangements are most times very balanced with one
irregular detail. The purple Bonsai Fuchsia in the picture on the left
is very balanced,
but it just looks like the plant can fall over any time.
So, these are the steps I take for making a nice
a nice flower, or more different flowers that fit well to each other.
a pot or vase that fits to the flowers and place the flowers in it.
leaves that fit well to the flowers, pay attention to shape and colors.
sure you get a nicely balanced arrangement.
You can try to make exactly the same arrangement as you see in an
example. When you've
done this more often it's nice to start experimenting a bit by making
everytime you make a new bouquet. By doing this you start developing your
own style in making
origami flowers. Some people like using very bright colors for their
arrangements and others
like using autumn colors when they are making
You can go to a flower-shop for inspiration, or take a walk in a public
garden. Maybe, somebody
gave you a beautiful bouquet once and you like to make the same bouquet
with origami flowers.
There are also millions of pictures with flowers on the internet
nowadays: Just search pictures
in Google and type 'pink flowers', 'spring flowers' or 'beautiful
flowers' and you'll get to see
a countless number of pictures with flowers on your screen.