Here is my blog about my origami project as I announced earlier. In this blog I will explain how you can make the origami flower balls decoration that I’ve made all by yourself. It is a lot of work that needs to be done properly, so you definitely have to love precision work and don’t mind repeating the same action over and over again.

If you are interested in starting making origami, you can visit www.jorigami.nl for paper and other origami stuff.

Let’s start with the supplies you’ll need:supplies-flower-balls

  • Duo Color Glossy paper (15x15cm – 80gr.), this is paper with 2 colors/patterns. You’ll need at least 22 sheets
  • Double-sided adhesive tape, as small as possible
  • Rhinestones 6 mm in a color matching one of the sides of the paper
  • A cord to hang the balls on
  • Some beads and charms to decorate the string
  • Scissors and in case you have one: a paper slicer

Now that you’ve got everything you need, let’s get started!

First slice or cut 15 sheets of paper into 4 pieces of 7,5 by 7,5 cm. These are the 60 petals for the big ball. Next you’ll slice or cut 7 sheets of paper into 9 pieces of 5 by 5 cm. You’ll use 60 of them for the small ball.
Every ball consists of 12 flowers and every flower consists of 5 petals which you’ll all need to fold seperately.

Follow the steps in the images below to make a flower ball. These steps are the same for the big and small ball.

Fold the bottom corner to the top. This will make a triangle.

Fold the bottom corner to the top. This will make a triangle.

Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner. This makes a square. Fold the same points down again.

Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner. This makes a square. Fold the same points down again.


Fold the middle corner down and fold up again as a little step. Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner again.

Fold the middle corner down and fold up again as a little step. Fold the left and right corners up to the middle corner again.

Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them.

Open up the flaps you have just created and flatten them.


Fold the top triangles towards you, so they level with the edges of the paper.

Fold the top triangles towards you, so they level with the edges of the paper.

Fold the triangles back using the crease you made earlier and glue the outside triangles together.

Fold the triangles back using the crease you made earlier and glue the outside triangles together.


Make 5 of these petals and glue them all together into a flower.

Make 5 of these petals and glue them all together into a flower.

Glue 6 flowers together to make half a flower ball. Glue the cord to the back of the first half and let it dry.

Glue 6 flowers together to make half a flower ball. Glue the cord to the back of the first half and let it dry.

Glue the other 6 flowers together for the second half and glue it onto the back of the first half. Decorate the flowers with rhinestones and the cord with beads and charms.

Glue the other 6 flowers together for the second half and glue it onto the back of the first half. Decorate the flowers with rhinestones and the cord with beads and charms.

half big flower ball