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How to make an origami blossom

Multiple origami blossom flowers with flower and insects graphic over laid down the sides
Create your own origami blossom | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

If you're looking for an easy spring-inspired craft, learn how to make an origami blossom with this step-by-step guide. See if you can make lots of flowers in different sizes and colours to decorate your home or to give to friends and family.

What you'll need

  • A square piece of paper. We'd recommend starting with 10cm x 10cm


Origami blossom step 1
Make a cross shape on your piece of paper | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Make a cross shape

Fold your paper in half one way, then open it out. Fold it in half the other way and open so you have a cross shape.

Origami blossom step 2
Begin to make a smaller square | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Make a smaller square

Turn your paper so it's in the shape of a diamond. Bring the bottom corner up to the middle of your cross and fold. Repeat for each point until you have a smaller square shape.

Origami blossom step 4
Make another smaller square | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Repeat step 2

If your paper is large enough you could repeat once or twice more.

Some hands folding the corners of square piece of paper to create petals
Fold the paper to make outer petals | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Make an outer petal

Now take the top triangle and fold it outwards, leaving a small border to make a petal.

Origami blossom step 5
Make all the outer petals for your origami blossom | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Make more outer petals

Repeat for each petal, keeping your creases lined up with each other.

Origami blossom step 6
Make all the inner petals | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

Make the inner petals

Take the first of the smaller triangles inside your flower and fold it out. Repeat until all the petals are folded up.

Finish origami blossom
A finished origami blossom | © National Trust Images/James Dobson

You're done

You're finished making an origami blossom. Why not create a spring display to give to your friends and family?

Share your creations

We’d love to see your origami blossom creations. Tag your posts with #BlossomWatch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to spread the joy of blossom.

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