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Part 3 in a series on folding and cutting paper flowers – without diecut machines or any tools beyond paper, pen and scissors

In previous installments of this series I have shown you how to fold and cut a 5 petal (or 10) petal flower and how to fold and cut a 6 (or 12) petal one. Today it is time for an 8 petal flower. This one is ridiculously simple.

Start with a square of paper and fold it in half along the diagonal.

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Then fold the paper in half again so you have a small triangle.

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Turn the shape around so the long edge is at the top. One side will have a single fold on it and the other will have two folds. Find the one with two folds and fold the topmost flap across the shape.

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Flip the shape over and fold the other flap the same way. You should now have a very small triangle.

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Rotate your triangle so that the right angle is at the top and draw a petal across the middle of the shape.

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Cut out the petal and voila! an 8 petal flower.

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