How to Make a Origami Japanese Cherry Blossom Tray

You may have some trouble the first time around, but once you get the hang of it, you'll have a whole bouquet of these flowers! I got this pattern out of a book by Mari Ono.

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How to Make a Origami Japanese Cherry Blossom Tray
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First, fold in half

First, fold in half

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Then, fold one side so it lines up with the crease.

Then, fold one side so it lines up with the crease.

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Do the same with the other side.

Do the same with the other side.

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Fold the top down as far as it will go.

Fold the top down as far as it will go.

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Open all the folds.

Open all the folds.

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Fold the top back down

Fold the top back down

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Fold the short side so it lines up with the crease.

Fold the short side so it lines up with the crease.

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Do the same on the other side.

Do the same on the other side.

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Fold the paper in half backwards.

Fold the paper in half backwards.

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Open up the top flap.

Open up the top flap.

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Fold up the bottom triangle.

Fold up the bottom triangle.

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An tuck it into the flap.

An tuck it into the flap.

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Now, fold back what you unfolded before.

Now, fold back what you unfolded before.

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Fold the top point down.

Fold the top point down.

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Flip it over, and open it up.

Flip it over, and open it up.

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Flatten the triangular side.

Flatten the triangular side.

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Now flatten the pointed piece, be careful not to tear the paper.

Now flatten the pointed piece, be careful not to tear the paper.

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Now open it up.

Now open it up.

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Pinch the opposite side to make the end fold in.

Pinch the opposite side to make the end fold in.

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Make 4 more, then put glue on the whole slanted side and hold it together with the one next to it to glue them together.

Make 4 more, then put glue on the whole slanted side and hold it together with the one next to it to glue them together.

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I also made a smaller one out of 3" by 3" squares of paper, however, that was VERY difficult because I used thicker paper, so I highly recommend practicing with the bigger ones first. Enjoy!

I also made a smaller one out of 3" by 3" squares of paper, however, that was VERY difficult because I used thicker paper, so I highly recommend practicing with the bigger ones first. Enjoy!

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