Friday, February 17, 2017

Butterfly Origami

I made a card for my niece’s Bridal Shower with an Origami Butterfly. Joan Son makes a similar butterfly plus award-winning Origami. My butterfly is different; Joan's are fluffier.

Start with a square piece of paper. I used handmade paper 5 inches square to fit my 5 x 4 inch card. Only a few steps involved:

1. Fold diagonally both ways using a bone folder.
2. Scrunch the middle together: poke in the center, like this:

3. Fold flaps down to center point - on one side only.
4. Turn over & fold up past the edge - as on the right below.
5. Fold top flaps down & create corner folds - at bottom.

6. Turn over and fold in half - looks like this:

7. Use an awl or needle tool to punch holes for adding a tiny brad to the nose to puff it out. 

For the card: Put through Sizzix for embossing the flowers; added the butterfly  (without the brad) and flattened it.

Ribbon from Target says: “Happily Ever After” - taped that on the card.

I am teaching Origami to the Cinco Ranch Ladies Club: Craft Group - on February 27th - for free. See directions for my other Origami pictured here:

Gift Box:

Once I get started with the butterflies I find other uses for them such as party banners or even decorating a wreath or Christmas tree! Have you tried to make them? Let me know...
©Anne Rita Taylor 2017

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