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Origami Sunflower (2 of 2) -Bring Joy to Your Life!

The previous post featured the first version of this origami sunflower. This variation is made by adding two extra folds to each petal and making more of them.

Both multi-piece sunflowers, of my own creation, are based on a traditional six-petal flower presented previously on Origami Spirit. This origami sunflower features twenty four petals, each made with a few extra folds.

For these sunflower models I created an octagonal center, made with a separate piece of paper, which is joined to the petals by a short piece of wire. Additionally, I designed a leaf to be attached to the stem to complete the model.

The following video demonstrates how to make this origami sunflower variation. If this is your first time making this sunflower, you will have to refer to the Sunflower 1 video as well.

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Materials to make an origami sunflower

  • Six squares of yellow paper (6 x 6 inches – 15 x 15 cm.)
  • One of dark paper for the center (6 x 6 inches – 15 x 15 cm.)
  • One square of green paper for the leaf (6 x 6 inches – 15 x 15 cm.)
  • A piece of 26-gauge wire (about 8 inches)
  • A piece of 18-gauge wire for the stem (about 12 inches) Florist tape (about 12 inches per flower)
  • A small clothespin as a tool.

Tips and suggestions for making the sunflower

  • The yellow squares will be cut in half to make twelve rectangles in a 2:1 proportion.
  • In the video, the sunflower is demonstrated using kami paper, a thin paper made especially for origami.
  • Regular office paper or fancier papers such as “Tant” are also good choices to make the sunflower.
  • It isn’t necessary to use paper with a different color on each side.The finished petals and center show only one side of the paper.
  • For the leaf, use paper that’s green on both sides.

The origami sunflower alone can be used as an ornament,
attached to a hat, or worn as a hair piece


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With stem and leaves, the sunflower can be presented alone
or used in a floral arrangement.


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This variation of the sunflower has fewer petals, folded in a slightly different manner.
This first version of the origami sunflower is presented in another post.

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9 thoughts on “Origami Sunflower (2 of 2) -Bring Joy to Your Life!”

  1. Such a lovely model with so many uses . Thank you for your excellent videos. You are a superior teacher. The methodes of instruction are clear and broken down into small illustrated steps that are easy for a beginner to follow . You are truly gilfted. Lorraine kaiser


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