The Pin Junkie: Origami Paper Lilies

Origami Paper Lilies

Origami Paper Lilies
Paper Origami Lilies

A few weeks ago, I made some paper tulips that I had seen on Pinterest.  The website that has the instructions for making them also has directions for making all kinds of things including these origami paper lilies.  Learning how to making these paper lilies took a few tries . . .

origami gone wrong

. . . but once I finally got the hang of it, I was was able to make them pretty quickly.  (For the complete step by step directions go here - origami lily folding instructions.)  After I learned how to make a basic paper lily, I made a few changes to the original design.

First, I stuck two flowers together to create a fuller flower.  
This gives the lily eight petals instead of four.

how to make origami lilies

I also added a yellow stamen to the center of the flower.  Just cut a piece of yellow paper that's one inch wide and four inches long.  Cut slits in the paper but don't cut all the way to the end.  Then curl the cut ends with a pencil.

Paper Origami Lilies stamen

Roll the end that's not cut into a cylinder or tube shape.  It will look like this.

Paper Origami Lilies stamen

Stick it in the center of the flower.

Paper Origami Lilies stamen

Finally, I painted some wooden skewers green and poked them into the base of the flowers for the stems.

Paper Origami Lilies


Paper Lilies



I love making paper flowers!
Take a look at some others paper flowers I've made:

paper flower tutorial easy paper flowers origami paper tulips



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30 comments:

  1. From the preview photo on Bloglovin these seriously look like fresh flowers! Since I have horrible allergies so we rarely have fresh flowers, so I have got to make some of these!!

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    1. I don't always get to enjoy fresh flowers either. I have these lilies on my kitchen counter so I can see them and enjoy them while I'm cooking.

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  2. Your lilies look very nice... :)

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  3. When I was a kid I used to make paper flowers that looked like easter lilies. We used to cut up used envelopes, snip off the corners, and set one inside the other and we got similar results.

    Funny how crafts come back into style again, lol.

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  4. Lilies are one of my favorite flowers (that's why my little girl is named Lilie). I'll have to try these for my spring table. I found you through the Pin Me Linky Party!

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    1. Lilie is such a pretty name! Thanks for stopping by Kati!

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  5. Those are so adorable!! Lilies are so beautiful :) Thank you for sharing with Friday Favorites, we love having you :D

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  6. these flowers are so adorable. I absolutely love lilies and I think I'm a little partial as my three year old is names Lily - think I might attempt to make these for her room. Thanks for the tutorial. Found from Inspire me Mondays.

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  7. Oh gosh, these turned out SO cute!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  8. Hi, I hopped over from Masterpiece Monday. These are fabulous! Blessings, Cecilia

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  9. Wow! It's really lovely how you did that, Bonnie. You made it look easy. They're beautiful.

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    1. LOL! Thanks, but it took equal parts practice and patience learning how to make them!

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  10. So pretty! Thanks for sharing these.

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  11. Those are simply amazing. In the image on the Titus 2 Tuesday link up I thought they were real!

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  12. How clever. My girls will love making these to decorate their rooms. Stopping by from Titus2Tuesdays.

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  13. Thanks for linking up with us on the A Little Bit of Everything Party! What site do you usually use to create the pinterest worthy photo?

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    1. I use PicMonkey and I absolutely love it! You can do all kinds photo editing. It's easy to use and free!

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  14. I've always loved the paper lilies, but over the years, I forgot how to make them. thanks to you for sharing this.

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    1. I always forget how to make the origami cranes too and have to go back to look at the directions. There are so many steps to remember!

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  15. I forgot to add that I'm a pin junkie too! I get so many wonderful ideas from there for my kids/grandkids, and myself.

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    1. I'm always happy to meet another pin junkie! You're right, there are so many ideas on Pinterest and I always find something new, interesting, or something that's just silly and makes my laugh.

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  16. Hi! Visiting from the Inspiration^2 link party. These flowers are so pretty! I've made these flowers before but never thought of stacking them! Great idea!

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  17. Very nice! Thank you for sharing with us at Brag About It!
    ~Laurie
    @www.myhusbandhastoomanyhobbies.blogspot.com

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  18. Wow Bonnie, when I saw these on the link I thought they were real. Gorgeous! Happy Easter and thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  19. Hey...these are awesone! Looking almost real. Congratulation! Thanks fo linking at Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party! Your post will be featured starting Monday 7.00 am (Central Time) on my blog: www.sparklingshoesgirl.wordpress.com
    Happy Easter!

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  20. Are those from paper? Really! Amazing!

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