Origami Lily with StemThe origami lily is a classic origami and while it is beautiful, it doesn't have a stem and is not able to able to stand up. Here we make a simple but non-traditional stem so that you can display your origami lily.
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We received requests from readers to make a stem for the origami lily so here are the instructions.
Origami lily stem Step 1:
Start with an origami paper color side up. Fold along one diagonal. Crease well and unfold.
Origami lily stem Step 2:
Flip paper over.
Origami lily stem Step 3: Now fold both the right and left side to meet the crease in the center.
Origami lily stem Step 4: From the top, fold both the right and left sides to meet the crease in the center.
Origami lily stem Step 5: Rotate the paper 90 degrees counter clockwise.
Origami lily stem Step 6: Crease along the dotted line shown in the photo below:
Close-up of the crease:
Origami lily stem Step 7: Once you've made those creases, you can bring the right side of the paper up and folding the paper in half at the same time.
Origami lily stem Step 8: Repeat steps 1 to 7 so that you have 2 of these.
Origami lily stem Step 9: Now it's just a matter of taping them together. Place one of the folded paper between the other. Use double-sided tape to tape them together.
Origami lily stem Step 10: You will need to cut the tip of your origami lily so that it can fit onto the stem.
From Sarah in St Albans "Origami lily with stem - Found this site while looking for origami flowers as an idea for wedding decorations. The paper coloring resembled a tiger lily so I added some freckles with a black marker to add to the effect. Unfortunately I didn't have two greens the same size and color."
From Igor in Kupljenovo:
From Mihai in Ploiesti, Romania:
From Justin in Paso " It's 3 origami lilies stacked together with the stem from the rose section."
From reader in Dallas " Lilli w/ stem - I used colored file folders, cut to 6" squares. "