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Origami Lily flower

Origami Lily flower instructions and tutorial

The lily flower is a very beautiful traditional origami model. Depending on the color you use, it can also look like an iris, especially if you use a blue or violet paper! Lilies exist in a wide variety of colors: white, yellow, orange, pink, red etc. Once folded, you can add a stem to your lily, and if you make more than one, you can arrange them in a beautiful flowers bouquet!

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How to make an origami lily flower

Here are the step-by-step instructions to fold a lily flower (photo diagram and/or video).

lily flower - step 1

1. Start with a square piece of paper. Put the colored side on top.

lily flower - step 2

2. Fold along one diagonal.

lily flower - step 3

3. Unfold.

lily flower - step 4

4. Fold along the other diagonal.

lily flower - step 5

5. Unfold.

lily flower - step 6

6. Turn the model over.

lily flower - step 7

7. Fold horizontally.

lily flower - step 8

8. Unfold.

lily flower - step 9

9. Fold vertically.

lily flower - step 10

10. Unfold.

lily flower - step 11

11. Fold together all the folds you made. Put the open side up.

lily flower - step 12

12. Fold the right side towards the vertical axis.

lily flower - step 13

13. Slighy unfold and open the fold you just made by inverting the fold on the left.

lily flower - step 14

14. Flatten the folds.

lily flower - step 15

15. Repeat the same folds on the 3 other sides.

lily flower - step 16

16. Open the model on a fully colored side.

lily flower - step 17

17. Fold the upper tip to the bottom tip of the model.

lily flower - step 18

18. Flatten the right side towards the vertical axis.

lily flower - step 19

19. Flatten the left side.

lily flower - step 20

20. Fold the bottom tip towards the top.

lily flower - step 21

21. Repeat the same folds on the 3 other sides.

lily flower - step 22

22. Fold the left and right sides towards the vertical axis.

lily flower - step 23

23. Repeat for the 3 other sides.

lily flower - step 24

24. Open the 4 tips to form the petals of the lily flower.

It takes a bit of time to fold an origami lily, but it's definitely worth it! They look so beautiful! Try to make several lilies, and add some stems (you can use tightly rolled paper, or a plastic straw).

Have you folded some lilies? If so please send us a picture of them so that we can add them to this page! Thank you!

Note: this model is an original model protected by international copyright laws. Please do not publish instructions, diagrams or videos that show how to fold it, but instead point people to this page. If you would like to help with the translation of the instructions to your language (or improve the translation), please let me know. Thank you!

Origami lily flower video instructions

To make a lily flower in origami, please follow the instructions from this video on YouTube:

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