I’ve been working on a few different projects for décor to go along with our vintage travel theme. I’m neck deep in ideas and waist deep in trial runs, but I like this project because it’s easy and can be extremely low budget.
The folding pattern is a pretty simple one, but what I really like about this project is the paper used. I used city maps that I cut into simple squares using the grids on the map (no ruler needed!) and simple double sided tape. These turned out a little more modern/urban than what I’m looking for, but if I found a more vintage paper, they might work great.
I started out with 2×2 grid of map.
Fold diagonally, corner to corner.
Fold the corners up to the peak of the triangle.
Squeeze the creases created by fold 1, towards the folds of fold 2.
Fold the top corners down to create a straight edge again. These can be folded to the outside or inside.
Fold the outside edge in towards the inside fold.
Apply double sided tape to the edge of flower and bring both sides together.
Make 5 of these and stick together with double sided tape to create a flower.
Here, I made a few flowers cutting the original pieces of 2×2 paper with pinking shears to give them a different texture.