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Dating as far back as 1580 B.C., when images of lilies were discovered in a villa in Crete, these majestic flowers have long held a role in ancient mythology. 

Lilies are known to be the May birth flower, and the 30th wedding anniversary flower. Lilies symbolize virtue, friendship and devotion as well as wealth and prosperity. Although the lily is usually white, this traditional origami lily can be folded into a bouquet of colors. Create a bunch of lilies and arrange into a coordinating vase for an everlasting gift!


  • 6" origami paper
  • florist wire
  • florist tape
  • wire cutters
  • pencil
  • vase 


Click on the image to view the instructions and fold the paper according to the diagram. Use the pencil to round the tips of the petals after folding.

Insert a piece of floral wire through the bottom of the folded lily. To make a hole for inserting, cut the bottom of the folded lily about 1/16". To secure the lily to the wire, wrap the bottom of the lily with the flexible floral tape and wrap the stem all the way down.Arrange at least 5 lilies in a vase for a beautiful decoration for your home or office.


The lily makes a great gift topper! Just insert the end of the lily into a simple bow and secure with double sided tape.

Last Updated on Thursday, 12 August 2010 13:28

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