Mixed purple origami bouquet

When you look up origami bouquets, you might see images of different types of origami flowers, folded from patterned or themed paper, and tied up neatly and used as a decoration or even a bride’s bouquet. Most of the bouquets I’ve made before have all been one type of flower but in different colour shades, so I spent a bit of time trying to do this.

The most popular flowers are lilies, tulips, and kusudama flowers. I mixed up lots of colours and patterns. I added some carambola flowers later too – I had to learn how to make these from a video but I may do more with this in a different project!

The stems I am using are sugarcraft stems – they are already wrapped for you and a bit sturdier than normal wires.

I also got myself a new glue gun and changed the way I attached lilies – I glued a bit of tissue paper to the stem and then slid the stem through.

I still needed some floral tape to hold the stems together, and I learnt a neat trick to cover the bottom of your bouquets with a piece of spare ribbon glued to the bottom, before the wrapping step.

Leave enough ribbon to tie a large bow where you’d like it to be, ideally as tall as the vase you are using, or where you’d hold it.

The flowers may push each other a lot so make sure they are extra secure! I definitely have plans to make more types of themed bouquets.

Below you may also notice – I got a new light box to take photos with! Hopefully my future photos will looked almost professional in quality!

Materials: 15cm square origami paper, purple paper, 18g sugarcraft stems, floral tape, purple satin ribbon

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