Origami Roses and Flowers

Of all the origami roses and flowers available, the most loved one is probably the origami roses created by Toshikazu Kawasaki. These roses are difficult to fold and origami enthusiasts have dedicated many pages of texts, photos, videos, and tips on how to fold these amazing origami roses. If you're not an expert paper folder, maybe start with an easier origami flower like the traditional Iris or a simple 4-petal buttonhole flower.
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Origami Roses

Andrea's Rose (JC Nolan)
Bird Base Rose (Sakoda)
Blume (A Kastlunger)
Diamondrose Squarejumper (Gerwin)
Five-Fold Rose (J Szinger)

Kong's Rose (TP Kong)
Marie's Rose (M Tessier)
O3 Rose (photo) (Chapman-Bell)
Paper Towel Rose (Super1600)
Pessina Rose (P D'Auria)

Red Rose (C Sprung)
Rosa (P D'Auria)
Rosa Modulare (SB Mamino)
Rose (Z Wu)
Rose (E Binzinger)

Rose (opane.com)
Rose Box (M Sinayskaya)
3D Rose Card (S Aoyagi)
Rose Brooch (T Takahama)
Simple Rose (S O'Hanlons)

Napkin Origami Rose (K James)
Toilet Paper Rose (Loreya)
Twisted Windmill Rosebud (KA Lundberg)
Yellow Rose (TP Kong)

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Kawasaki Rose
There are many variations from the original diagram. Be patient and click through until you find a rendition that works for you.

Original Kawasaki Rose:
   here and here
   step-by-step photos
   videos 1, 2
   Base, Stem

Simplified Kawasaki Rose

Modified Kawasaki Rose:
     Alternative Precrease Method
     Minimal Precrease Pattern
     Calyx, Stem
    also shown here with lots of ads

Tubular Rose:
   here and here
   Rosa, Leaf and Stem
   video instructions

Pentagonal Kawasaki Rose:
   1, 2, 3 and here
   5-Petal Kawasaki Rose

Kawasaki Tessellation
  Kawasaki Tessellation (Jackson/Vann)
learn to make paper vases here

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Can't seem to get those origami roses to look presentable? Try these easy to make paper napkin roses. The napkins are preprinted so that you can make perfect paper napkin roses every time. Green stem with choice of white, pink, red, yellow or purple flower. Buy 50-pack of napkin roses from amazon.com.

Books about Origami Flowers
  • Origami Flowers by Soonboke Smith (book review)
  • Blooming Origami by Fumio Inoue
  • Origami Flowers: Popular Blossoms & Creative Bouquets by H Hayashi
  • Roses, Origami & Math by Toshikazu Kawasaki
  • see these books in: USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France

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Meenakshi Mukerji and the Origami newsgroup has compiled a list of all known origami roses: can you fold them all?
1) Kawasaki Rose - original and variations
2) Quick Kawasaki Rose
3) Bird Base Rose - Sakoda
4) Phu Tran Rose
5) Twist Rose - Suzuki
6) Fivefold Rose - Szinger
7) Beauty Rose - Lang
8) Andrea's Rose - Nolan
9) Magic Rose - Vann
10) English Rose - Vann
11) My Rose - Oka
12) Platonic Roses - Cheng Chit/Vann
13) Napkin Rose
14) Pessina's Rose
15) Martin Wall's Rose
16) Pentagonal Kawasaki Rose - Cheng Chit
17) Compass Rose
18) Simple Rose - O'Hanlon
19) Marie's Rose - Tessier
20) Red Rose Spinning Top - Sprung
21) Rose Brooch - Sy Chen
22) Traditional Rose
23) Origami Rose - T.P. Kong
24) Yellow Rose - T.P. Kong
25) O3Rose - Chapman-Bell
26) Cabbage Rose
27) Fukuyama Rose - Fukuyama
28) Romantic Rose
29) Square Rose
30) Diamondrose - Sturm
31) My Rose - Sturm
32) Rosa Modulare - Mamino
33) Rose Medallion - Fujimoto
34) Rose Brooch - Takahama
35) Rose Brooch - Sy Chen
36) Rose - Yoshizawa

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