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How to Make Easter Lilies
Spring is in the air and the flowers are in bloom! Did you know that just being around flowers can reduce stress and be good for mental health? Most people don’t have the time or money to constantly keep fresh flowers in their home or work spaces. But the good news is that even artificial flowers can provide the same benefits! These origami paper Easter lilies are a quick, easy, and fun way to celebrate spring and add a little beauty to your space.
Supplies you’ll need:
- Origami paper (6 ¾” x 6 ¾”)
- Pen or pencil
- Scissors Hot
- Glue Gun
Using one piece of origami paper, fold it in half diagonally (both ways).
Flip the origami paper around so the side you just folded is face down and fold it in half (both ways).
Pinch the sides together using the natural folds you just created so a smaller diamond forms.
Fold two triangles along the creased side, using the center line as a stopping point (should look like the nose of a paper airplane). Flip it over and repeat on the back side.
Open the triangle folds you just created. Using this crease, open out the triangle and flatten it. You’ll need to repeat this step for all four flaps.
Fold the whole model in half bringing the bottom diamond to meet the top. Form a crease and reopen.
On the uppermost diamond, fold the outside corners into the center line, crease well, and open. Using the crease made in step 6, fold the bottom flap down causing the outer triangles to fold in and create a diamond. Crease well and fold the bottom point of the diamond up. Repeat this on all four sides.
For the remaining four flaps of the model without any creases, fold the outer flaps on the bottom of the diamond toward the center line and flatten. Repeat this on all four flaps.
Holding the bottom of the model, fold down the four flower petals. Tip: Use a pen or pencil to roll the petals for a natural curve.
For the stems, use a wide strip of green paper (approximately 4-5 inches, cut if necessary). Tightly roll each one diagonally to create a long, stem-sized rod. To finish each stem, use hot glue to fasten the corner of the paper to the rest of the roll.
Using the same colored paper you used for the stem, take your scissors and cut out some leaves and hot glue the leaves to the rolled stem.
To assemble the flower to the stem, put hot glue into the opening of the stem and hold the base of the flower to the stem until it dries.