Sakura flower, easy folding

As you may have discovered at the store this week, we decorated our walls with pretty spring flowers. To properly celebrate Hanami , we chose to use lots of Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) : in plain or colored papers, as a garland in our window, in composition on the walls... These cutouts are known in Japan , I hope they will inspire you to vary your cherry blossoms!

Some Sakura for “Hanami”

Following your numerous requests (and as  new "Starburst" punches have arrived) I'm revealing the simple tutorial to you today :-)

To begin with, the basic folding is that of the Sakura:


  1. Take the paper with the white side towards you. Fold it in half along the dotted lines.
  2. Fold in half along the dotted lines and unfold.
  3. Mark the diagonals of the right square.
  4. Fold the bottom left corner at the intersection of the diagonals marked previously.
  5. Superimpose the two lines indicated so as to fold your shutter in half according to the dotted lines.
  6. Superimpose the two lines indicated so as to fold your shutter in half according to the dotted lines.
  7. Fold in half, passing the right part “under” the left part.
  8. You get this.
  9. Using a pencil, trace your figure as shown.
  10. Cut out the figure following your pencil line.
  11. Unfold!

Some Sakura for “Hanami”

To vary your flowers, simply decline:

  • your cutting from step 9 & 10 to obtain different flower outlines,
  • your folding into paper squares of different sizes.

Make several, then overlap them by positioning from largest to smallest format. Finish with the cookie cutter to form the pistils and glue everything together.

Some Sakura for “Hanami”

Well done ! Finally, you can have fun decorating your wall like we did in the store. I hope you enjoy this tutorial and that you will make lots of beautiful flowers to celebrate spring.

A big thank you to Barbara Cadet for the numerous paper flower cutouts, as well as the final display on the wall and in the window of our shop.

See you soon,
Adeline Klam

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