Making an Origami Tulip – Easy Instructions

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Making an Origami Tulip – Easy Instructions

Tulips are beautiful bell-shaped flowers that are very popular around the world. In this origami tutorial, we will make a 3D origami of a tulip along with the stem of it.  The procedure is quite long, but the folds are easy to do.

You will need 2 pieces of sturdy origami paper. One green colored paper for the stem of the tulip origami and one different colored paper to make the actual tulip (for this instruction, pink was used, but you may use any color such as yellow, orange, and red). This paper flower is three-dimensional and what’s great about this origami is that it can stand on its own once finished.

Difficulty Level: Easy – Intermediate

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 01

Use the pink (or any color) square piece of the origami first. Face the colored side of the paper upwards and fold the paper crosswise and lengthwise and half.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Tulip 02

The origami paper should now have crease marks like the illustration above. Turn the pink origami paper to the other side.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 03

Diagonally fold the paper on both sides. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.

 

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 04

Start pushing the paper from both sides as shown by the arrows. The crease lines will help you push the paper into a waterbomb base fold.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 05

Follow the directions of the arrows and as you push the sides in, the background triangle should form. Hold it down as you continue to bring both sides together.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 06Squash the paper to flatten it. You have now made a waterbomb base.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 07

Fold the left and right bottom corners of the front flaps  to the top corner.

How to fold an Origami Tulip- Step 08

Repeat step 7 at the back side of the origami paper.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 09

 Like flipping a page from a  book,  turn the front flap of the right side to the left side.  Do the same at the back.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 010

Connect the right and left corner of the front flap by tucking one side into the other. Make sure that the distances on both sides are equal after squashing them.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 011

Repeat step 10 at the back of the paper.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 012

Your origami paper should now looks like a flower bud. Inflate to form the shape of a tulip flower by  blowing into the base of the tulip.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 013

Gently peel off the petals of the tulip. Slightly curl the petals to make it more realistic.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 014

Your origami  tulip flower is almost done! Set this piece aside to make the stem.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 015

Start with a square piece of green  origami paper, face the colored side down. Fold the paper in half. Crease it well and unfold.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 017

Bring  the left and right corner to the middle crease as shown.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 018

Fold the left and right corner to the center as shown. Follow the dashed lines for guidance.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 019

Turn the origami to the other side.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 020

Bring  the bottom corner to the top corner.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 021

Fold the origami piece in half.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 022

Make the leaf from the origami stem by making an outside reverse fold along the dotted line. Once completed the step, the stem of your origami tulip is done.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Step 023

Attach  the flower stem to the tulip made earlier by inserting it to the base of the flower.

How to fold an Origami Tulip - Finish

Your origami tulip is done! It makes an awesome decoration anywhere and would also make a thoughtful gift to give to someone.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. me: ooo this looks amazing! i can do this!
    hands: oh no you cant honey… ( it took 30 mins ;/)

  2. Underrated is the word
    Also I did this for my mom’s birthday!

  3. really needed a mothers day gift, took me half an hour. thanks my guy

  4. super pretty!

  5. Actually made a whole bouquet of this to give to my mom this coming Mother’s Day💕

  6. I did it first try out of yellow paper. It looks stunning and I’m giving it to a friend because yellow represents friendship. Thank you so much!

  7. this is so fun, so easy and so adorable!! You deserve the likes!!

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