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With a fresh pair of eyes, Beth Rose took Hans-Werner Guth’s geometric flower (click HERE for instructions), and thought of a way of transforming it into a new and different design.

Here are Beth Rose’s instructions* for converting the single flower into a multi-layered origami rendition of the Australian Waratah:

  • Made from different sizes of Hans-Werner Guth’s lovely Flower Pin.  
  • For the petal sections, the base corners were sunk to make the blossom rounder. 
  • For the leaves, the points of the petals were left spiky instead of rounded. 
  • The pieces were then all stacked together and sewn like a kusadama.

This is a great example of how the creative process doesn’t need to start from scratch, but it can be the act of making a connection between two existing concepts. And what a great connection this is. Bravo Beth Rose, and thank you for sharing your origami design with us!

How many of Hans’ basic flowers do you count on Beth Rose’s waratah?
Leave your comments here.


*Quoted from Beth Rose’s Pinterest page with her permission.
Photos of the origami Australian Waratah courtesy of Beth Rose.


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  • DUPRAT Yvette October 23, 2012, 8:55 am

    je pense qu’il y a seulement 4 bases de fleurs, mais de tailles différentes.
    en tout cas cela fait un rendu superbe

    merci pour le partage

  • IlseZ October 23, 2012, 8:12 am

    What a brilliant idea!!
    Thanks to Hans W. Guth, Leyla and Rose!!

    Best wishes

  • Rose October 23, 2012, 4:08 am

    Thankyou for your kind words Leyla & thanks to Hans for sharing his beautiful flower pin model!

    ~ B Rose

  • David October 22, 2012, 11:33 pm


  • Rosemary October 22, 2012, 6:29 pm

    Gorgeous! Creativity to the enth degree. Brava, Beth Rose, and thank you Leyla for the posting.


  • Hans-Werner Guth October 22, 2012, 5:17 pm

    That’s really full wonderful!

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