Origami Fortune Flower (Dylan Jacobs)

Origami Fortune Flower (Dylan Jacobs)


Hey guys, this is Evan from EZ Origami!
And today I’ll be teaching you how to fold an origami Fortune Flower designed
by Dylan Jacobs. This is an excellent modular design and it’s very simple to
fold. This model requires 8 square sheets of paper. Each unit is folded from one
square, and I recommend using 3 inch squares to fold the units. Using 3 inch squares will result in a model about 4 inches wide. I’m going to be
using larger paper with color on one side and white on the other just to make
it a bit easier to follow along. And once you’ve prepared your paper, then we’re
going to start with our first square with the white side up. And we’re going
to start by folding in half vertically. So take this right edge and fold it over
to the left edge. Align the corners and the edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. Then we’re going to rotate the paper 90 degrees and we’re going to do
the same exact thing. So once again, we’re going to fold over
this right edge and align it with the left edge. Align the corners and the
edges, then make your crease, and then unfold. Then we’re going to turn the
paper over so that the colored side is now facing up. And now we’re going to
make a small diagonal crease here. So we’re going to do that by pulling up
this bottom right corner and aligning it with this top left corner. So just align
both of the corners, just like this, and then we want to start our crease at this
bottom left corner and work our way up until we reach this point here where
these two creases intersect. So we’re just going to make a small crease like
this halfway along this edge, and then you can unfold. Then we’re going to
rotate the paper 90 degrees and we’re going to do the same exact thing. So
again, fold up this bottom right corner and align it with the top left corner. Then again, we only want to crease half way up this edge, so start at the
bottom left corner and work your way up until you reach that central crease
intersection. Then you can unfold. Then we’re going to turn the paper over and
then we’re going to rotate 90 degrees so that the two creases we just made are
now held on top. And from here we’re going to align these two bottom corners
with this central crease intersection. So let’s start with this bottom right
corner here, and we’re simply going to pull it up
like this until it aligns with that intersection. Then you can make your
crease, and then we’re going to do the same thing on the left. So again, just pull up the bottom left corner and align it with that central
crease intersection, then you can make your crease. And now we’re going to fold
the model in half along this existing vertical crease. So we’re going to do
that by pulling the right side of the model over to the left, just like this,
until both the left and right edges are aligned. Then you can flatten everything
out, and then we’re going to rotate the paper 90 degrees. And now we’re going to
lift up the model. And with your left hand, you want to separate the two layers
on the top of the model like this, and with your right hand, you want to grab
the bottom right corner from both sides. So essentially what we want to do is
push this bottom right corner up, in between the two layers that we separated on top. So again, grab the bottom right corner from both sides, and we’re just
going to push it over to the left as far as it’ll go, just like this. And you’ll
see it reaches a point where it doesn’t want to go any further because it wants
to re-collapse along existing creases. So from here, we’re just going to put the
model back down, and you can flatten everything out along existing creases. And you’ll see that you’re left with a white and colored triangle. Then what we
want to do is slightly rotate the model so that the long edge of the colored
triangle is now held horizontally. And now we’re going to fold down this top
white triangle as far as it goes. So you just want to make sure you’re grabbing
only one triangle, leaving the other one behind. And you just want to pull it down
as far as it goes so that the top corner of the white triangle aligns with the
bottom corner of the model. Then you can make your crease all the way across, and
then we’re going to turn the model over and do the same exact thing. So again, just fold down this top white triangle as far as it goes until the top
corner aligns with the bottom corner. Then you can make your crease all the
way across. And from here we’re going to lift up the model and we’re going to
look at it from the top. Then what we want to do is slightly separate the two
white triangles that we just folded down, just to make the model three-dimensional. And once you’ve done that, then this is one completed unit. Now you must fold seven more. And once you’ve folded all eight units, you’re
going to need two to start the assembly. Then look at one, and you’ll notice that
it has a white flap like this on each side, and it also has a pocket inside of
each flap like this. So once again, we’re going to take our second unit, and what
we want to do first is flatten out the bottom white flap on both units. So we’re going to start with this first unit here, and you’ll notice this
mountain fold on this bottom white triangle. So we simply want to flatten
that out so that the entire white triangle lies flat. Then you can put that
unit back down, and we’re going to do the same thing on the second unit. And again
you’ll notice this mountain fold on the bottom flap here, and we just want to
unfold that so the entire white triangle on the bottom lies flat. Then from here,
we want to insert the second unit’s flap inside of this pocket here on the first
unit. So we’re going to do that by lifting up both units, and we’re going to
bring them together like this, again making sure that the second unit’s flap
goes inside of the first unit’s pocket. Then we’re going to continue sliding
both units together, just like this, until their colored edges are aligned. So
just carefully push them together until everything is aligned. And once you’ve
reached this point, then we want to reinforce the existing vertical mountain
folds. So we’re just going to fold both of the units behind like this, and now if
you look at the model from the top, you can see that we’ve connected the first
two units. And now we’re going to add a third unit the same way. So what we need
to do first is flatten out the two white flaps on the bottom of the second and
third units. So let’s start with the second unit here. Again, you’ll notice
this mountain fold, and what we need to do is unfold it so that the entire white
triangle on the bottom lies flat. I find it easiest to just put both units flat
on the table, and then we’re going to do the same thing on the third unit. So just
flatten out the mountain fold on the bottom white flap. Then we’re going to
lift up all three units and we’re going to insert the third unit’s flap inside of
the pocket on the second unit. So we’re just going to bring the second and third
units together, just like this, again making sure that the third unit’s flap
goes inside of the second unit’s pocket. Then you want to continue sliding both
units together until their colored edges are aligned. And try to make sure
that their vertical creases in the center align as well. And once you have
this, then we’re going to reinforce the existing vertical mountain folds by
folding all three units behind like this. And if you open the model from the top,
you can see that we’ve connected three units. And now we’re going to add the
remaining five units the same way. So just continue adding units until you’ve
reached the last one. And once you’ve connected all eight
units, then you need to connect the first and last units together the same way. Except closing off the flower can be a little bit more difficult, so what I like
to do is grab the first and last units’ flaps from the top, just like this. And
what we need to do is insert the last unit’s flap inside of the pocket on the
first unit. So we’re going to do that by carefully bringing both units together
like this, again making sure that the last unit’s flap goes inside of the first
unit’s pocket, just like this. And you want to carefully bring both units together
until their creases are aligned. So we’re just going to close the last unit’s flap
inside of the first unit’s pocket, and then from here it’s pretty much the same. All we have to do is push both units together until they’re completely
aligned. So I think it helps to actually flatten out the entire model, put it down
on the table, and then bring the units together just to make sure everything is
completely aligned. Then if you look at the model from the top, we’re going to
slightly separate the layers, just like this. And you may need to adjust some of
the petals, but once you’ve done that, then your origami Fortune Flower is
complete! I hope you’ve enjoyed this video tutorial on how to fold an origami
Fortune Flower designed by Dylan Jacobs. Feel free to upload photos of your
completed model to the YouTube Gallery on my website to be featured here in my
next video, or simply upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #ezorigami to be featured here as well. Also, be sure to check out Dylan’s Instagram
and Flickr photostream. He’s a young and talented origami artist with some
awesome designs, so definitely keep an eye on his work! I’ll post the links in
the video description below. And if you liked this video, definitely check out
some of the other low intermediate origami tutorials featured on my YouTube
channel as well. Again, I hope you’ve enjoyed this video. Please comment, rate, subscribe, and thank you for watching!

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