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An Origami Flower Can Enhance a Gift or Be The Gift

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This Hollyhock –or Malva Rosa, is a beautiful origami flower made from a pentagon.  IIt was created by Yara Yagi (Brazil) while she played with a five-sided piece of paper. Folding it has a pleasant rhythm and the resulting flower is lovely.

This origami flower can be used to enhance a present, or be a gift all by itself. With permission from Yara Yagi, here is the video showing how to fold it.

Tips and suggestions to make this Hollyhock

  • Regular office paper normally used to type letters or make copies is perfect for making this origami flower. If you find this paper in different colors, even better!
  • In addition to making the flower, the video shows how to fold a pentagon. You can skip to minute 2:55 if you already know how to make a pentagon.
  • The first time you make this origami flower, begin your pentagon from  a paper sized 8 x 8 inches (20 x 20 cm) and fold a few of this size to begin with. As the saying goes, practice makes the master.
  • When you become proficient at folding this flower from the larger sized paper, folding with smaller piece of paper will bring more successful results for sure.
  • The leaves are also made from a pentagonal piece of paper. They are shown at the end of the video.
  • For the leaves, use a pentagon a little smaller than used for the flower. But the size is matter of preference. I encourage you to experiment and decide for yourself which size works best for you.

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Do try other origami figures that are also made with pentagons.
They make lovely DIY Holiday gifts.

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  • Rosabee September 19, 2013, 8:12 pm

    Thankyou for this vid & Thanks to Yara YagI for sharing this lovely + unique flower!

    I have used basic kirigami flowers for gift wrapping before but never a more complex design such as this – it is a wonderful and striking effect. I think the blossom is flat and delicate enough to work for a gift card too :)
    cheers! Beth

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