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How an Origami Box Turned Into a Fun Festival of Flowers!

The flowers above are a creation of Ildikó Vass, inspired by a box I designed and featured in another post. To make her flower, she sank the bottom of the box, and pushed the sides to the central axis. The flaps of the box became the petals. Then she made a smaller one and inserted it into the bigger one to create the center of the flower.

I made a couple of variations of her flower, shown below, making the bigger module into the leaves and the smaller into the flat petals. Then I added a third module made with a traditional flower base.

I invite you to play and come up with your own variations!


Watch this video of my box and leave the model sunken as shown on minute 6:25. Then shape the flaps of the box into petals or leaves.

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9 Ways to Awaken Your Creativity With Origami


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  • Laura Rankin March 30, 2019, 11:30 am

    Thank you for this bee model. It’s simple, elegant, and I look forward to making it along with the flowers. I watched the box tutorial and think I can figure them out from there. As always, it is a pleasure to watch you create.

    • Leyla Torres April 1, 2019, 5:54 pm

      I’m happy you enjoyed this little origami bee, Laura. Thank you for writing!

  • Samantha April 21, 2013, 5:08 pm

    I did and failed

  • Samantha April 17, 2013, 1:52 am

    How do you make the red and orange flower in the picture with the box?

    • Leyla Torres April 17, 2013, 11:20 am

      Hi Samantha,
      There is no tutorial to make the flower, but I think that with these hints you can make it:

      • Please watch this video to make a box:

      • Make it up to minute 6:25, sinking the bottom of the box and leaving it like that.

      •Then shape the flaps as petals. For this you have to guide yourself by looking at the photos on this post.

      Try it and let us know!

  • angelica Resende February 21, 2013, 10:32 am


  • Tamara July 15, 2012, 5:11 pm

    Love it – so many possibilities!

  • David June 20, 2012, 7:46 pm

    What fun and nice colors!

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