Origami Flower: Make Your Own Tulip

This a beginners origami step by step tutorial on how to make an origami flower. More precisely – it’s a 2 dimensional tulip with a stem that even a new beginner can make.

Step 1:

Start with a square piece of paper on a diagonal and fold the paper in half, making a triangle shape.

fold in triangle

Step 2:

Then fold it again, bringing the right bottom tip to the left bottom tip.

fold left

Once you’re done, open this fold back up, as shown below:

open up paper

Step 3:

Now, you’re going to bring the right bottom tip over to the left as you can see below. The tip will expand past the left side of the paper and you that’s good. It is going to form the appearance of petals on your flower.

fold tip over

Now do the same fold with the left bottom tip.

left tip over

Step 4:

Now you’re going to create the inside color of your flower, by folding down the top layer of the very top tip down an inch or so.

fold top tip

Now your flower is done. The next step is to make the stem.

Step 5:

To make your stem, start by folding your paper into a triangle to the right.

paper triangle for stem

Then unfold it back to a square.

unfold to square

Step 6:

Now, you can take the top right of the paper and fold it down to the middle crease you just made.

fold right over

Do the same on the left side.

fold left side over

Step 7:

Now fold the left side of the entire paper shape over to the right side.

fold all to left

Step 8:

Now, to make the appearance of a leaf on the stem, you’re going to fold the bottom tip up. The fold will appear as shown below:

tip up for leaf

And once it’s folded, it will look like this:

tip folded

Step 9:

Now it’s time to put your stem and flower together.

origami flower

If you want to make it permanent, you can glue your stem and origami flower together and then attach a magnet to the back.

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