Kawasaki Rose/Happy Mother’s Day

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! Presenting a lovely paper rose bouquet for my mom, with links for inspiration/how to!

Also, second part of Mother’s Day post here: Popup Birdcage Card!

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1 dozen roses (6 pink, 6 yellow).

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with straw + paper stems.

First off, thank you so much to Victor Tran for teaching this version of the Kawasaki rose at MASA’s How-To Night! I’ve been wanting to learn how to do these for a while, but could only find the diagrams by Joseph Wu for the 22.5 degree tilt version.  This one is based off of an 8×8 grid, which makes it much easier. The most difficult step is curling down the petals, which I suppose is just a lot of practice.

If you thought that these were impressive, you should take a look at this wedding. oh my gosh, can I say, AMAZING?

kareshi, the poster says that there are over 1400 roses that he and his fiancee folded for this. The sheer scale of this project is just so impressive. My only criticism is that it might be a bit too uniform, like use of different flowers, colors, sizes, more like a real floral arrangement would make it more interesting. Still, with that number of flowers to fold, it’s totally understandable not to want to complicate things too much. And even so, the visual impact of their work is so stunning. I’m still just so in awe, gosh. I’d have loved to go to this wedding, just to see.

Now, if you’re feeling inspired to try and make your own roses, here are a couple links for you!

  • Bloomize:  3 tutorials for the Kawasaki Rose (same as Victor’s version!),  Bird Base Rose, and Standard Rose. Also has a link to a leaf folding tutorial.
  • bloom4eva.com: GREAT resource! Has lots and lots of variations on how to fold an origami rose, and also has links on creating a calyx, leaf, stem, or base for the rose.


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  1. […] Also, first half of Mother’s Day post here: Kawasaki Rose! […]

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