Origami flowers: Paper art to brighten your home

by Charlotte.Barnes on April 19, 2012

Origami flowers are a beautiful and inexpensive way to decorate your home. Some take a fair degree of skill to make while others can be really quite simple. We’ve rounded up a few of the prettiest origami flowers we could find, along with some tutorials for you to try your hand at.

Origami Lily

This is a simple origami lily, which can be made with any colour paper and you can mix and match them for a really striking display. Find the tutorial at Origami Instructions.

Flower ball

This origami flower ball would make a lovely centrepiece or would look great on a windowsill. In The Hip Soiree’s tutorial, pages from old books have been used to make the flowers but you could also use coloured paper or, for a similar effect, sheet music.

Word flower

A love letter has been used for these flowers. They would make beautiful gifts or one could be made to decorate a nicely wrapped present. Take a look at What Will We Do Today for the PDF instructions.

Crepe flowers

Although these aren’t quite origami they are beautiful and can be used in a number of ways. They can be used as a fashion accessory, to decorate gifts or can just be left to brighten up your home. You could also fix them to sticks for a vase arrangement. Take a look at Oh My Handmade for the tutorial.

Origami cherry blossom

This could be a slightly more time-consuming project depending on how many cherry blossom trees you want to make. They’d make lovely decorations for a house party or wedding. The detail is beautiful. The tutorial is over at The Flirty Guide.

Origami Tulip

This is one of the basic shapes in origami flowers. It’s easy to make and the step-by-step photo instructions from Origami Way really help. Once you’ve perfected this, any spare sheet of paper can be turned into a flower for a loved one.


This lovely tutorial from All About Origami shows you how to make the leaf arrangement, as well as the flowers. It’s a beautiful and elegant design that works well with blue or purple flowers.

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