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