Origami flowers are beautiful paper crafts that can be made in many various ways. For this origami instruction, we are going to make a simple paper flower called an origami cherry blossom. These paper instructions require only a few easy folds to make.
Cherry blossom or “Sakura” in Japanese are usually pink or white in color. So consider using a pink or white origami paper to make this lovely flower.
Make some creases to form the square base
To make this Sakura flower, get a square piece of origami paper and diagonally fold the paper along the dashed lines. Crease it well and then unfold.
After you have unfolded the last diagonal fold, fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise in half. Crease well and unfold.
Apply a square fold to make the base of the blossom origami
You should now have the crease marks like the sample image above. Begin to form the square base by collapsing the paper along the crease marks
Hold the top right corner and the bottom left corner. Bring these two corners together. Keep on collapsing the paper and flatten it until it becomes similar to the image above.
Fold the left and right corners to the middle crease. Fold the top layer ONLY.
Turn the origami paper to the other side.
Again, fold the left and right corners to the middle crease. Fold the top layer ONLY.
This will be the origami base of the Cherry Blossom flower. Crease the flower crosswise in half before proceeding to the next step.
Create the petals of the Cherry Blossom origami
Pry open the front and back. The side petals should open up as well.
Lastly, fold the stem lengthwise in half to slim it out.
Your origami Sakura cherry blossom is done!
- Love flower? We have many selections of origami flowers to choose from, and you can find them all here in our Origami Flower Category
- Create a bouquet by making lots of origami cherry blossoms. Attach each flower to a stick or wire and then tie it with a bow. Voila! A cherry blossom bouquet, pretty enough to be given as a present.
- Cherry blossoms comes in various colors. Some come in shades of pinks, whites and even in the color green. Chooses what color you want your paper flower to be!
- Don't have origami paper no problem! Any square paper will do as long as it's durable enough to withstand folding multiple times. It's better to use recycled paper such as old magazine pages or old gift wrappers to make this paper craft a sustainable DIY project.