Cupcakes, snowballs, or anything you place within these DIY folded-paper holders appear to bloom instantly.

September 06, 2014
THUSS+FARRELL

THE TOOLS

  • Origami paper, or any square piece of paper
  • Scissors
  • Glue dots
Bryan Gardner

HOW-TO

  1. Fold paper in half diagonally; fold diagonally again. Fold the resulting shape in half.
  2. Keeping the folded edge on the right, cut the top point of the triangle to form a petal shape; unfold.
  3. Cut a 1⁄2-inch slit between every other petal. Fold each section into the center, then unfold.
  4. Adhere liner (if using). Overlap the slit petals and affix with glue dots.

Note: To make a metallic liner like the one shown in the top photo, repeat the steps using a slightly smaller piece of paper.

THE DETAILS

11-by-17-inch matte paper in Raspberry, $13 for 50 sheets; paperpresentation.com.

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