As summer is finally upon us and to celebrate this fact, I decided to share a tutorial on how to make an origami lily. This piece of origami isn’t actually too hard, contrary to popular belief, the hardest part is probably making it look a lily with the part of creating the petals at the end!
How to make:
To make this, you only need one sheet of origami paper but to help with some of the trickier parts of the folding, I’d recommend a folding tool. The pencil is for curling the petals at the end.
Step 1: Start with a piece of origami paper and place it like a diamond.
Step 2: Fold the top corner to the bottom corner.
Step 3. Fold the left corner to the right corner.
Step 4: Open up the top layer and squash down while creasing the sides.
Step 5: Turn the paper over.
Step 6: Lift the left flap up, open it, and squash down like before.
Step 7: Lift up the upper layer of the right side, open it up and squash it down.
Step 8: Turn the upper layer over and repeat Steps 6-7 three times.
Step 9: Rotate the piece of origami 180°, like above.
Step 10: Fold the entire piece of origami in half, then unfold.
Step 11: Fold the upper left and right edges to the centre but only on the upper layer to the centre. Then unfold.
Step 12: Squash fold the pocket by pulling down the pocket in the middle and creasing the sides.
Step 13: This should create a pointy flap. Fold this flap up.
Step 14: Turn the upper layer over and repeat Steps 11-13 three times.
Step 15: Fold the upper layer of the left flap to the right to get a blank side.
Step 16: Fold the lower left and right edges to the centre.
Step 17: Turn the upper layer over and repeat Step 17 three more times.
Step 18: Fold the petals down or use a pencil to curl them.
Step 19: All Done!
And there you have it your very own Origami Lily. These would be perfect as a gift to a friend or loved one in different colours and arranged in a decorated vase. If you make this, make sure to comment below and if possible provide a link to an image of it as I’d love to see them.