How to Make a Lily | Origami

How to Make a Lily | Origami


The
first step for the origami lily is we’re going to fold a diagonal fold with the color side
up, from one corner all the way up to the other corner. Make sure they’re nice and lined up, so that
they’re not off to the side. Get it nice and precise right there. Put a finger down, slide your finger down
and then out to the edges. That should give you a really nice diagonal
with some sharp points there. Open that back up and then do the other diagonal
fold, and once you have both of those it’ll give you a nice plus, right in the middle
of the paper. Flip the paper over and then now we’re going
to do book folds, the bottom edge all the way up to the top, and again be as precise
as you can. Nice thing about origami, it’s not about how
fast you go, just try and be nice and accurate. And once you get the other one, fold the second
book fold just like that. And once you’ve folded the second book fold,
go ahead and leave it folded down. What we’re going to do is we’re going to pinch
near the top of the four corners of the paper and once you’ve pinched near the top of those
four corners, just rotate them up, and you can sort of get them all to touch each other
and that’s going to make a square base. You can flatten that back down where it’s
equal, it’s going to have two on each side. It’s got two flaps on each side and it’s not
making any new creases. It’s just using the creases that we’ve already
created. So now once we have the square base fold it
up, so that you can work with each of these four panels. We’re going to use what’s called a squash
fold. So I’m going to push own on the top of the
paper, top of that edge and it’s going to squash down just like that. And make sure that this line right here, lines
up along the center line, so that it’s not off to the side a little bit like that or
one way or the other, get it nice and lined up. And we’re going to do that on all four of
the panels. So if you want go ahead and fold that flap
over, to get to that next panel, and then go ahead and push right down on it, just like
that again, and that gets you the squash fold.That’s the second one. Flip it over and do it on all of them. You might have to get your finger up there
inside a lot, so that it opens up the paper enough so that’ll squash all the way down
nice and flat. But sometimes you push down on it just right,
you can get it to flap open pretty easily without too much trouble just like that. There’s the fourth one. There we are and this is referred to as the
flower base, which is useful because we’re making a flower. You’re going to have two flaps on either side
just like that. We’re going to use these white flaps as the
bottom of the paper for right now, and what we’re going to do, it’s called a petal fold. The petal fold consists of three different
folds. It’s two kite folds and a book fold. So what we’re going to do is go ahead and
make this outside edge right here at the bottom, and fold both of those into the center. Do it on the left hand side and then also
the right hand side just like that. Once we have that, now we’re going to fold
the top of the paper all the way down to the bottom. And it’s a lot of paper, but go ahead and
give it a good squish. And when we open it up those three folds,
these two kite folds and this top down book fold, those are all just preliminary folds,
so that we can get to the next step. So unfold all three of them and you’ll see
that there’s this nice triangle that we’ve created with our creases. What we’re going to do is we’re going to take
this flap right here, and I’m going to pick it up as far as it’ll go, using this crease
that we’ve made when we folded this down. So right along that edge, we’re going to pick
that up and when this happens, you’ll see as I stretch this forward, these two flaps
naturally want to go in, which h is great because we already made that fold right there
with that kite fold. So go ahead and use that fold that we just
made with the kite fold, and work our way up to the top, it’ll make a brand new panel
just like that. That’s the petal fold, so I’ll show you that
once again from the beginning. We open it up like this. We pick this flap up right here and it flattens
those other sides down and that’s the petal fold, and we’re going to do that on all four
panels. So go ahead and open it up to different flaps
and start making all of these extra steps, just like this. So the two kite folds and then luckily, there
should be a little bit of that fold, where we folded the top down, because we folded
it through all the layers of the paper. So it should be there on all of the ones. We shouldn’t have to do that step again and
then we pick it up for the petal fold. And make sure when you’re doing the petal
fold that you’ve got the flaps oriented properly, so that you have the two white triangles down
here at the bottom. That’s what you’re going have to look at when
you’re making this. Now we’re going to rotate the paper around,
because these four big extra flaps, those are going to be the petals that we’re going
to use for the flower. So that’s going to turn into the top, so let’s
use that as the top right now. And we’re going to take each of these little
triangles that we made with the petal fold and fold those up, towards these extra petals. So find all the flaps that we’ve got and fold
all those little flaps up.There should be four of them total. There we go, all of them get folded up to
the top. And then the next step we are going to find
a flap that’s just the diamond shape like this. So these are one of the flaps. It’s going to alternate between looking like
this and this, you see on both sides. So find all the ones that look like this,
and what we’re going to do is we’re going to thin the bottom, so this little edge right
here. These two edges on this outside bottom point,
those are going to get folded into the center line just like this. Make sure that it lines up all the way down
from the bottom point into the middle section, and we’re going to do eight of this total. So go ahead and find any flap that has this
nice, just one flat sheet of diamond paper, and then fold both flaps into the center like
that. Like I said there’s eight times we’re going
to do that total to make this little fold. Once you finish with all of them, you’ll have
thinned the entire bottom of the Iris flower, looks like this. And once we’ve gotten to this point, this
is the base for the entire flower. The next thing is just to find the petals,
which are these panels right here on the top. We’re going to open them up and we’re going
to curl them. So a good way to curl them, you can use your
finger or another thing, if you have scissors or anything sharp or pointed, I use needle
nose pliers for a lot of my origami. But what we can do here is you can just sort
of curl it like this.If you’ve ever made a ribbon before, that’s the same sort of idea. You could use your thumb up against an edge,
and you can round the petals. You do this for all four of the petals, to
give it a nice curve, and you’ll see the flower sort of start to come together at this point.This
is the opening up of the iris flower. And then once you get all four of them you
curl it back, you can see you have a really nice iris flower.

79 thoughts on “How to Make a Lily | Origami

  1. wow, yours was actually the first youtube origami instruction that didn't work for me, and this is even though i'd done the lily before…very strange
    words of advise, use a better paper color, lilac disappears, focus the camera, go slow…

  2. Two out of four petals came out nice. More practice is needed. And it was going so well until I had to"thin the bottom"Β 

  3. Ok first of all, I learned this origami art and they called this the Iris, it is also in an Origami Artbook o.o

  4. I really love all your videos you're not like those other people that go fast you give the instructions very well and i think you're creative

    Keep up the good workπŸ‘

  5. And why is everyone so offensive to this guy! he's trying to show you how to make it and yall end up saying dirty stuff , just calm down!

  6. Out of all the orgami lily tutorials I watched, yours is by far the easiest. Thank you for taking your time and giving instructions. The other videos weren't vocal.

  7. worst tutorial ever…. srsly u could have keep ur camera above not move it around this aint morning show..

  8. Thank you for making this so detailed and easy to follow. Even an origami novice like me was able to make a good-looking flower on my first try with these instructions.

  9. I cant understand the tutorial because of his fat finger and bad camera

  10. Thanks! I made mine and it looks a very pretty decoration, just one feedback- Don’t move the camera often, because during some steps, we can not really see what you are doing with the paper so it’s a bit unclear. Thanks!

  11. Okay I didn't understand a bit out of all the videos I watched this one was the worst because I couldn't anything with his fat fingers in the way of the paper I ended up with a piece of garbage. >:(

  12. you are awesome I had to do this for school and I was totally stressed out and your instructions were so helpful keep it up!!!

  13. I used this video to make a bunch of these flowers for my wife's and I's one year wedding anniversary. Super easy to follow. Thank you for the video. πŸ™‚

  14. Thanks! Really good tutorial, I am a beginner and I made a beautiful flower with this tutorial. You make every step very clear.

  15. grrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttttt!!!!!!!!!!!!
    if people think its too fast they can make it go slower by going to the settings in the bottom right and press speed; then pick yor speed (WARNING:it might sound weird)

  16. I'm hanging flowers from the vines in the ceiling, and it has taken me ages to find some that are this easy and good looking. Thank you!!!

  17. Thx you sooooo muchπŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ˜»πŸ‘ΌπŸ‘Όβ€πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›πŸ’œπŸ’“πŸ’•πŸ’•πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’žπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ’ŸπŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘βœŒ

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