Origami Flower and Candy Bouquet….
I needed a birthday gift for a guy, and decided to give him a flower and candy bouquet. I went online to find out how to make a Origami money flower. I also wanted to incorporate candy in this bouquet, so I found another cute idea online using candy in a bouquet.
I bought a colored vase from the Dollar Tree and added pebbles in the bottom of the vase since I was going to be giving this gift to a guy.
I used white tissue paper that I already had, and found the center of the tissue paper and drew the paper up into my hand.
I stuck the end of the tissue paper and poked it down inside the vase as far as I wanted it to go.
You will need three bills to make each origami flower. For picture purposes I'm using dollar bills.
On both ends of the dollar bill, fold in ½ inch to 1 inch.
Fold the bill in half lengthwise.
Unfold and then fold the corners in to meet the center line.
Fold the top and bottom edges to the center line.
Fold in half lengthwise: Now make two more flower petals. You will have three petals in all.
Place the three petals together.
Twist a piece of wire or a pipe cleaner to hold the three petals together.
Now spread the petals apart.
You will need a dowel rods for the flowers and candy bars . For the dowels that will hold the Origami flower, cover the dowel rods with floral tape to the end of the rod. Then attach the origami money flower to the dowel rod using wire or a pipe cleaner. For the dowel rods that will be used for the candy bars, cover with floral tape within a couple of inches to the end of the rods.
Using a glue gun, run a bead of hot glue on the bare end of the dowel rod and stick it onto the back of the candy bar wrapper. The hot glue will stick perfectly without burning through the wrapper itself. I have done quite a few times, and have never burned through a wrapper. Now you are ready to assemble your bouquet. Add the flower(s) and candy bars inside the vase . If you need more support to hold the money flower(s) and candy in place, add more tissue paper to the back side of the vase. If you need more decoration, you can add ribbon, bows, fillers to the vase . Since this bouquet is for a guy, I wanted to keep it very simple so the money flower and candy would be the focal point.
Published April 14th, 2016 3:49 PM