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How to make a wreath using origami flowers

Well, it feels as if Spring has certainly sprung here (April showers included!) and today I want to show you how to make a wreath using origami flowers.  It’s super simple and looks great – plus it won’t wilt like real flowers do…

Origami paper flower wreath

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To make a wreath using origami flowers, you will need:

  • origami paper (or cut your own paper into squares, but it doesn’t cost much and will save you a lot of time!) – the bigger the wreath, the more squares you will need!
  • florists wire (or an old-style coat hanger)
  • masking tape
  • scissors & sticky tape

paper flower wreath how-to

How to make a wreath using origami flowers:

  • Make a wire hoop (any size you like – ours is about 20cm diameter) using your coat hanger or florists wire and use masking tape to cover any sharp points or twisted joins.  You might want to include a small hook or loop of wire at the top to make it easier to hang later on.
  • Follow this amazing video tutorial to make lots of paper flowers (called carambola, designed by Carmen Sprung).  The first one will take you a while to get right, but once you get into your groove, you won’t even need to watch the video any more…

  • Think about when and where you will hang your wreath when you’re choosing the paper colours.  I used bright Spring colours, but you could have gorgeous oranges and browns for a Thanksgiving or Autumn wreath, or red, green and gold for a Christmas one.
  • Keep making flowers until you have enough to cover your entire wire hoop.  Then make a few more (because they look really good crammed up together – at least, I think they do)!
  • Take one flower at a time and ‘pinch’ the wire with the pointy bits at the back, then tape securely into place.  You don’t need to be neat here, because the back will be hidden against the wall.  In fact, mine is a total mess behind!
  • Keep squishing them in close and taping them in place, until the whole wire is completely covered.
  • Hang up your paper wreath and enjoy!

Origami flower wreath

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'How to make a wreath using origami flowers' have 12 comments

  1. May 2, 2015 @ 6:13 pm Ashley Beolens

    Oh that’s beautiful, It’s been a while since I did any Origami (and that was cranes), these look so lovely I might try one day soon.


    • May 2, 2015 @ 10:40 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Ashley! Do give them a try – even if you only make one or two, they look so pretty…


  2. May 2, 2015 @ 6:29 pm Meghan @ PlaygroundParkbench

    These are beautiful! I loved doing Origami as a kid – I can’t wait until my girls are a little older to teach them! Thanks for sharing at #WeLoveWeekends


    • May 2, 2015 @ 10:42 pm Hodge Podge

      Thanks Meghan! I love that origami is free to do, needs no prep and makes no mess…. 😉


  3. May 5, 2015 @ 8:12 pm Kate Williams

    Oh this is gorgeous! Such a cheap way to make your home look more cheerful too 🙂 #pintorials


  4. May 5, 2015 @ 9:06 pm Sarah

    I LOVE THIS! I’ve been looking for a new summer wreath and this is perfect. I’ll be pinning this for sure. Thanks for linking up with Tuesday Talk. I’m one of the co-hosts and would love for you to join me – I’m having a giveaway this week in honor of Mother’s Day.


    • May 5, 2015 @ 9:19 pm Hodge Podge

      Thank you so much Sarah – do let me know how yours turns out (and what colours you choose)!


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  8. June 19, 2018 @ 11:54 am digitalteacher hyderabad

    Looking beautiful…..
    Thanks for sharing A WREATH USING ORIGAMI FLOWERS………………..


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