Origami Bow

Origami bow

I saw this super cute kawaii origami bow on a blog called Zakka Life and decided to make it. The pattern is from Tweety Atelier and written in Korean. Luckily origami diagrams are only slightly harder to understand than Ikea instructions, so it was doable.

origami bow instructions 1

Number 4 was the hardest step for me.

origami bow instructions 2

Steps 7-8 are sort of misleading from the pictures. 7 is instructing you to open up the paper, so the image in 8 is 4 times larger than the image in 7.

origami bow instructions 3

Step 9 is instructing you to cut along the 4 lines. I still always feel like cutting origami seems a little blasphemous for some reason! (Perhaps it is just because I’m such a beginner at origami, and when you cut it you can’t open it back up and start over when you mess up!)

origami bow instructions 4

Steps 13 and 15 involve cutting again.

That’s it! Mine sort of looks like a clown’s tie because of the paper I used. I just want to put these cute bows on everything! I used this first one to girlify the fiance’s computer. :)

origami bow on computer

I love the way Tweety Atelier made a garland out of the bows. And that red gingham paper?? I have origami paper envy now!

origami bow garland

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17 responses to “Origami Bow

  1. I also linked to tweety’s page about these bows, I was just wondering if you had seen them anywhere else? I am looking for them elsewhere to see if there is a book, or an english translation.

    I know what you mean about the cutting, I guess because of the cutting, it is Kirigami!!

    I love your website! ^_^ cya

  2. This is so beautiful! But I can’t seem to get step 9 right.. How long are you supposed to cut? If you actually cut as the lines in the picture show, aren’t the “flaps” being cut of? Wow, I’m so confused. Wish someone would remake this tut in english! :)

  3. Fantastic bow…thanks for sharing the tutorial.

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  5. Selena

    Hey, Please can you explain the 13th and the 14th steps?
    Thank you :)

  6. It took me a minute, but the third try was the charm and I was able to make these darling bows! Thanks for the tutorial!

  7. JC

    This is great! I ran out of bows while gift wrapping, so I’m making a couple of these in coordinating wrapping paper!

  8. Raziya

    Excellent!! First one came out very well, I’ll be making many more. Thank you so much for sharing.

  9. Just made one to put on a present. I had gift wrap but no bow, so I googled origami bow and your post came up. Came out awesome. I put a picture on my flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/brooklynlydl/7503608268/in/photostream

  10. Dorottya

    I love this bow! I made a lot of them to design my presents, thanks a lot!

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  12. Lily

    There are lots of tutorial vids on youtube, just so you know :)

  13. It was really easy and I’m 11!

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