Friday, May 09, 2014

Origami Flower Paper Napkin Tutorial


I just discovered this quick and easy to make flower paper napkin fold and will be using it a lot this summer! Best of all the design has 3 gorgeous variations! It's from Origami Flowers, Fold Beautiful Paper Bouquets by Kazuo Kobayashi published by Vertical, Inc. of New York.  A square, lunch-size paper napkin folds into a pretty flower about 15 x 15cm. The 79 page paperback features 64 floral patterns ranging from easy to difficult and includes 8 tear out sheets of 8 x 10" colored paper. Each design includes easy-to-follow instructional text, diagrams and photos. Scissors are required for most projects, though not this one. Author Kazuo Kobayashi is the director of Origami Kaikan  one of the "Six Cultural Treasures" of the Bunkyo Ward in Tokyo.  Check out the easy tutorial and get your copy below! 


The Joy of Origami Flowers:
Stimulate Your Brain While Having Fun

SEASONAL FLOWERS

SPRING 
Cherry Blossom / Dandelion
Standing Tulip

SUMMER 
Morning Glory / Iris
Sunflower

AUTUMN
Chrysanthemum
Cosmos

WINTER 
Camellia
Poinsettia

NEW YEAR
Daffodil

FLOWER GIFTS
Deluxe Rose
Box Rose / Curled Rose
Double Carnation
Carnation

WRAPPINGS
Lily / Bellflower
Stacked Roses
Curled Rose

BROOCHES
Lily Brooch/ Camellia Brooch
Sunflower Brooch

FLOWER CARDS
Snowflake / Maple
Small Morning Glory / Plum Blossom

WALL HANGINGS
Tulip
Hydrangea
Gift Envelope (Rose) / Gift Envelope (Cherry Blossom)
Flower Paper Case
Essay: Wrapping Bouquets

PRACTICAL FLOWERS
Flower Napkin
Lace Flower Case
Leaf Plate
Chopsticks Envelope (Iris / Plum) / Cherry Blossom Chopsticks Rest
Flower Dish (Cherry Blossom)
Flower Dish (Chrysanthemum)

ORIGAMI PAPER

Origami Flowers is available in both my Canadian and USA Amazon Store's and worldwide at Random House. Vertical translates the best contemporary Japanese books. Check out their unique catalog at Vertical Publishing. 

Tutorial: Origami Flower Paper Napkin


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