Monday, August 31, 2015


   This was found at www.helenmade.blogspot.com .  Kind of cool and unique!!

saw this origami bow tutorial here. However, it was in another language and many of you needed a written tutorial plus pictures tutorial, so here it is. A 3" x 3" paper would make a nice bow. I used 4" square for the bows that I made for the cake here.

A thin pattern paper would make a beautiful bow.

If you are using double side pattern paper place the side that you want down.

Mountain fold horizontally, crease well, then unfold.

mountain fold the other way, crease well and unfold.

you should have this.

Valley fold diagonally, crease well, and unfold.

valley fold the other way,crease well and unfold. You should have this: 2 mountain fold lines that looked like a plus sign. And 2 valley folds that looked like an "X".

Follow the creased lines and fold your paper like this

Press it down and fold the "closed" side about 1/2" down like the picture below, crease well.

Open your paper completely like shown. As you can see there is a small square in the center and the creased lines are not the same.

You are going to mountain fold those lines or the small square.

like this

refold the paper like the 7th picture above except

you will push the small square down like this

you paper now should look like this with two layers.

fold the top corners down like this

turn the paper over and repeat

you are going to open the paper, making sure your folds (small square) stay in place.

it should look like this after you opened the paper.

Turn the paper over, make sure you place your paper like in the photo. Cut at the fold where the black  lines are.

After the cut you should able to move the two pieces up and down. These two pieces will be the bow tails.

Fold the top piece down and fold the edges

of the side pieces down like shown

fold the other edges up and over lab the previous fold a bit.

now working on the bow tails, fold the edges in then cut the center where the black line is (make sure  don't cut the small square on the bottom)

then fold it like shown

turn it over

fold the bow tip under the center square

cut the bow tails and you are done! It wasn't too hard right!

I was in a rush putting this tutorial together so some phrase might not be clear but I was hopping the pictures will help.

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