How to Make an Easy Origami Lily

Making a Simple Origami Lily

Learning how to make an origami lily to put in a flower bouquet or display on your end table is not difficult. Double-sided paper works best for this project, as getting the creases exact can be difficult. However, you can use brightly colored papers for a pretty result, too.

Step 1

Begin with a preliminary base, open end pointing up.

Step 2

Squash fold the left corner across the figure.

Step 3

Fold the top two flaps inward to the center fold line, crease and unfold.

Step 4

Fold the bottom of the figure to the top, crease and unfold.

Step 5

Using the crease lines from the previous two steps, make a petal fold.

Follow Steps 2 through 5 on each corner of the figure, turning as necessary.

Step 6

Fold the bottom of the petal fold up on all four sides.

Step 7

Rotate so a side without a petal fold is on top. Fold the left and right bottom sides into the vertical crease line. Repeat on all similar sides.

Step 8

Use a pencil to curl down the top of each side.

Lovely Lily

After learning how to make an origami lily, you may want to add a stem in order to create an origami flower bouquet. If you do not use a stem, you may need to twist the bottom slightly to hold the folds in place.

Decorate your home with more origami projects, like origami photo frames and origami hearts.

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