Origami Ikebana

Origami Ikebana by Benjamin John ColemanOrigami Ikebana
by Benjamin John Coleman
Gifted by: Tuttle Publishing
Reviewed by: Alexandria Petrassi, Editor, AllFreeDIYWeddings

The Japanese art of flower arrangement, known as Ikebana, is the perfect way to integrate gorgeous, decorative flowers into your wedding day without the huge bill. Ikebana, which translates literally to living flowers, will bring life into your wedding decor. By the end of the book’s tutorials, you will have learned how to roll eight different styles of leaves and over thirty different flowers.

This lovely origami craft guide is filled with page after page of beautiful paper flower arrangements, complete with step-by-step instructions and photo tutorials to help you achieve the perfect paper flowers every time. You will  learn how to create stems to hold up your lovely origami blooms, and how to anchor your life-like flowers to a base in order to create flawless centerpieces and wedding decorations. Lastly, if you don’t have the right color paper, you don’t have to worry. Origami Ikebana will show you how to paint your paper flowers the exact right shade to match your wedding colors or living room. The book is organized by flower type, so all you have to do is locate the flower you would like to create in paper so that it will never wilt or fade. You can even get more creative as you get used to the origami techniques and begin to design your own flowers. Your guests will be in awe of these enchanting flower sculptures that gracefully adorn your tables and walls.

Even if you are not planning a wedding, creating origami flower arrangements is an art form that will teach you grace, discipline, and an appreciation for detail. These are skill sets that any successful artist has, and they are easily obtained when you start working your way through this book of paper flower crafts. You will be invaluable to all your soon-to-be married friends and family who will want to know the secret to your beautiful and unique paper flower arrangements. The ability to create artistic floral arrangements is at your fingertips year-round with Origami Ikebana. Discover why this art form has been around for centuries, and how you can create the perfect floral accents for a wedding, a friend, or a room.

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