How to make origami flowers

 

 

If you come to this page for making origami flower by folding an origami paper, then you come to the right place. There are many kinds of flowers presented here. If you want to make a rose instead, then there is a separate page for roses. If you are new to origami, then you need to try easy flowers first. If you are experienced, then you can jump to intermediate flowers. You will be amzed when you completed a given instruction to make a flower with a single origami paper. It is a magic!

 

 

Easy Flowers

 

If you are new to origami, you need at least to learn what valley-fold and mountain-fold are. Then try to tackle any easy tulip given below!

 

 

Easy Origami Tulip with Two Leaves

easy tulip with two leaves

 

Level

Beginner

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This easy tulip with two leaves is for an origami novice. You can easily make this 2D version of origami tulip with a stem and two leaves.

 

Easy Origami Tulip with Two Leaves II

easy origami tulip with two leaves II

 

Level

Beginner

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This easy origami tulip with two leaves II is for an origami novice. You can easily make this 2D version of origami tulip with a stem and two leaves.

 
 

 

 

Easy Origami Tulip

 

traditional origami tulip

 

Level

Beginner

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This easy origami tulip is for an origami novice. You can easily make this 2D version of origami tulip. After a completion of origami tulip, you can attach a simple origami stem.

 

Traditional Origami Tulip

traditional origami tulip

 

Level

Beginner

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This origami tulip is for novice. You will start with a balloon base and it is fairly easy fold.

 
 

 

 

Traditional Fractal Origami Rose

fractal origami rose
Level

Beginner

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In this model, the folding technique called "cushion-fold" will be applied repeatedly for three times. Each cushion-fold produce four inner petals. So we expect to have all together 12 inner petals for three cushion-folds.

 

Traditional

Lily

origami lily
Level

Beginner

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This lily is not that difficult to make but it has 48 folding steps. It is based on so-called "balloon base". The most important technique that you will learn from this origami lily is "squash fold".

 

Fractal Origami Lotus

 

traditional fractal origami lotus

 

Level

Beginner

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This traditional fractal origami lotus is a sixteen-petals version of origami lotus. The essential folding method involved with this model is cushion-fold which will be applied three times. The original traditional model is free from applying rabbit ear-fold on each petal.

 

 

 

Simple Origami Lotus

 

simple lotus

 

Level

Beginner

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This simple lotus is a four-petals version of origami lotus and it is very simple to make.

 

Easy Origami Lotus

 

easy lotus flower

 

Level

Beginner

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This easy origami lotus is easier to make compare to the traditional lotus. It is a twelve-petals version of origami lotus. One special fold involved with this model is a curved valley-fold.

 
 

 

Traditional Lotus

traditional lotus

 

Level

Intermediate

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This traditional lotus is a twelve-petals version of origami lotus. The essential folding method involved with this model is cushion-fold which will be applied four times

 

New Origami Lotus

 

new origami lotus

 

Level

Intermediate

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This new origami lotus is a modified version of the traditional lotus. It is a twelve-petals version of origami lotus. The essential folding technique involved with this model is cushion-fold which will be applied for three times.

 
 

 

 

 

Traditional Origami Iris

 

traditional iris

 

Level

Beginner

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This traditional iris starts from a fruit base.

One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is a petal-fold.

 

Simple Origami Iris

 

simple origami iris

 

Level

Beginner

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This simple origami iris starts from regular hexagon.

One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is an asymmetric squash-fold.

 

Traditional Origami Iris

 

traditional iris

 

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami iris starts from fruit base.

One special folding technique that you need to learn from this model is a petal-fold.

 

 

Christmas Flower, Poinsettia

origami poinsettia

 

Level

Beginner / Intermediate

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The christmas flower, poinsettia starts from a square base. A technique of squashing a center is applied on this model

 

Simple Bellflower

simple bellflower

 

Level

Beginner

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This origami bellflower has four petals.

 

Heart Flower

 

heart flower

 

Level

Beginner

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This heart flower is a flower representing a heart. This flower might be a prefect flower on a Valentines Day.

 

 

Traditional Origami Camellia

traditional origami camellia

 

Level

Beginner

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This traditional origami camellia is a very interesting model to learn. You will need to apply asymmetric squash-fold for four times.

 

Valentine's flower

Valentine's flower

 

Level

Beginner

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Here you have a heart flower attached to a wire stem, a calyx, and two leaves.

This will be a perfect flower to make for a Valentine's Day.

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Intermediate Flowers

 

If you are an intermediate-level folder in origami, you can try any of the flowers given below.

 

 

Origami Cosmos

 

cosmos flower

 

Level

Intermediate

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The distinctive feature of the origami cosmos is it has eight petals. So you need to start from a regular octagon instead of a square paper. The technique of collapsing the center is similar to the one for Standard Origami Rose but it is more difficult to do since now we have eight petals instead of four

 

Origami Daffodil

 

daffodil flower

 

Level

Intermediate

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This origami daffodil starts from regular hexagon to deliver six petal flower.

A special folding technique that you need to know is squash-fold.

 

Origami Pansy

 

pansy flower

 

Level

Intermediate

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This origami pansy starts from a square base. The special folding techniques that you will use for this model are inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold

 

 

 

Origami Tulip

 

tulip flower, tulip

 

Level

Intermediate

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This tulip is not for novice. It is for intermediate level origamist. I would recommend you to try it with a large square paper ( at least 20cm x 20cm) initially.

 

Origami Bellflower

 

paper bellflower

 

Level

Intermediate

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This is a simulation of real bellflower shown below. It is five-petals version of origami bellflower which requires an intermediate level of origami folding skill.

 

Origami Mirabilis-jalapa (Four o' clock flower, Marvel of Peru)

trillium flower

 

Level

Intermediate

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The origami mirabilis-jalapa (or Four o' clock flower, Marvel of Peru) is five petals flower. The distinctive feature of this flower is it has a very long neck

 

 

 

Origami Lily with Six Petals

origami lily with six petals

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

There is a traditional origami lily that you can easily fold but this one has a limited number of petals, i.e., four petals. The present lily is a remedy for this limitation.

 

Calla Lily Flower

 

Calla Lily

 

Level

Intermediate

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You will be able to learn what a curved valley-fold and mountain-fold from this origami Calla Lily.

 

Six Petals Origami Lily Flower

six petals origami lily

 

Level

Intermediate

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There is an origami lily with six petals already. This model requires two square paper instead of single and each square paper will be converted to an equilateral triangle shape before starting to fold.

 

 

 

 

Origami Morning Glory

 

origami morning glory

 

Level

Intermediate

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This origami morning glory has four petals.

 

Origami Morning Glory with five petals

origami morning glory with five petals

 

Level

Intermediate

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This five-petals version of origami morning glory simulates the real morning glory. It is a little difficult to fold compare to the four-petals one. But if you master the four-petals one, then you will have no problem in folding this version.

 

Origami Dietes

(African Iris)

dietes flower

 

Level

Intermediate

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This origami dietes flower starts from regular hexagon to deliver a six-petals flower with a triangular shape.

 

 

Origami Hydrangea

Flower

origami hydrangea

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami hydrangea flower starts from a square base. One special folding technique that you need to apply for this model is a squash-fold.

 

Origami Hydrangea

Flower II

origami hydrangea flower II

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami hydrangea flower II is a little more difficult compare to origami hydrangea flower which is advised for you to learn to fold first.

 

Origami Iris

Flower

traditional origami iris

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This is a iris flower. One interesting feature of the origami iris flower is it starts from an equilateral triangle instead of a square paper.

 

 

Eight Petals

Flower

Eight petals flower

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This is a flower of eight petals. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is petal-fold which will be applied for four times.

 

Origami Clematis

 

origami clematis

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This is clematis flower. One special folding technique that you will learn from this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Forget-Me-Not

 

origami forget-me-not

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami forget-me-not starts from a regular pentagon. One special folding technique involved with this model is a squash-fold

 

 

Origami Vinca

 

origami vinca

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami vinca starts from a regular pentagon. One special folding technique involved with this model is squash-fold.

 

Origami Frangipani

 

origami frangipani

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami frangipani starts from a regular pentagon. There is no special folding technique involved with this model.

 

Origami Poinsettia

 

origami poinsettia

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami poinsettia starts from a regular hexagon. A technique of squashing a center is applied on this model.

 

 

 

Origami Crocus

 

crocus

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This crocus starts from a regular hexagon. Special folding techniques that you will learn from this model are squash-fold and petal-fold

 

Origami Okra

 

origami okra flower

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami okra starts from a regular pentagon. One special folding technique involved with this model is inside reverse-fold.

 

Origami Jasmine

 

origami jasmine

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami jasmine starts from a regular pentagon. Two special folding techniques involved with this model are inside reverse-fold and outside reverse-fold.

 

 

Origami Trillium

 

origami trillium

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

The distinctive feature of the origami trillium is it has three petals. So you need to start from an equilateral triangle instead of a square paper. You will need to make a separate calyx with three sepals and attach it to the flower.

 

Origami Phlox

 

origami phlox flower

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami phlox has four petals. It starts from a square base. The special folding techniques that you will need to learn are both inside reverse-fold and rabbit ear-fold.

 

Origami Phlox with Five Petals

origami phlox

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami phlox has five petals. It starts from a square base. The special folding techniques that you will need to learn are both inside reverse-fold and rabbit ear-fold.

 

 

Origami Daisy

 

origami daisy

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami daisy starts from a regular hexadecagon paper. The distinctive feature of the origami daisy flower is it has sixteen petals. One special folding technique you will need to apply for this model is a circular valley and mountain-folds.

 

Origami Daisy II

 

origami daisy II

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami daisy is derived from a regular hexadecagon paper. It has sixteen petals. One special folding technique you will need to apply for this model is a circular valley and mountain-folds.

 

Origami Daisy III

 

origami daisy III

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami daisy starts from a regular hexadecagon paper. It has sixteen petals. Two special folding techniques you will need to apply for this model are gate-fold and inside reverse-fold.

 

 

Origami Lily of the Valley

origami lily of the valley

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami lily of the valley has six petals. One special folding technique that you need to learn from this model is petal-fold.

 

Origami Canterbery Bells Flower

origami Canterbery bells flower

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami Canterbury bells flower has five petals. One special folding technique that you need to learn to apply for this model is petal-fold.

 

Origami Sunflower

origami sunflower

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami sunflower produces a sunflower with sixteen petals.

 

 

Origami Dogwood

 

origami dogwood

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami dogwood starts from a square base. Two special folding techniques that you need to apply for this model are both inside reverse-fold and nail-fold.

 

Origami Primrose

 

origami primrose

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

Initially this origami primrose model is similar to the standard rose.

Two special folding techniques you should learn from this model are inside reverse-fold and nail-fold.

 

Origami Orchid

 

origami orchid

 

Level

Intermediate

Copyright Hyo Ahn

 

This origami orchid starts from regular hexagon. Two special folding techniques that you need to know for this model are inside reverse-fold and curved valley-fold.

 

 

 

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

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