bowl and rose

In Bowls and dishes, Flowers on May 11, 2011 by romi

This is a small rose bowl model, folded from a 9″ x 9″ gift wrapping paper. I call it ‘rose bowl’ because it’s derived from the simple rose or rose-like flower model that I created starting with the blinz base. The rose shown below was folded from a 5.5″ x 5.5″ art paper.

Here’s the procedure for folding the flower:

1. Fold the paper, white side up, into a blintz base. If you want a white rose, the colored side of the paper should be up.

2. Turn over the paper.
3. Valley-fold the bottom or ‘south’ side of the paper toward the center, allowing the flap to come out.
4. Valley-fold the right end as shown.

5. Repeat steps 3 to 4 above for the right (east) and top (north) side of the paper.

6. Repeat step 3 for the left (west) side of the paper. As you do, open the left end of the ‘south’ side. Then push that end or corner inside the ‘south’ side. Mountain fold diagonally the new flap created. You should now have an equilateral diamond form as shown below.

7. Open the flower. The model is finished.

So, how does that turn into a bowl? This simply requires valley folding each outer petal as if you are folding one side of the kite base. I leave the remaining easy steps for you to figure out.


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