Make your Mother’s Day with a beautiful origami tulip, complete with gift tag (or you could even try making an entire bunch!). In just nine steps and with brightly coloured origami papers, some PVA glue and a stem you can make your mum a treasure that will last much longer than the real thing. Tutorial by Silvia Pollard from Lily Belle Keepsakes on Folksy
Origami Tulip Tutorial
Take the bottom right corner flap and fold it over itself against to the top of the triangle point. Repeat this on the left side flap. Turn the paper over and repeat this process on the opposite side. Once done, the paper will be in the shape of a square.
Pinch both sides which have been inserted within each other and turn the paper upside down. You will see a small opening. Pull very gently, while pinching the sides, and blow some air into the opening. This will inflate the model and give you the base of the flower of the tulip.
Carefully peel the folds over themselves (a bit like opening a banana) to produce the petals. Do this on the remaining three folds. Once done, you’ll have your tulip head! Now just apply some PVA into and around the opening of the tulip and insert the skewer or stem, and leave it to dry.
Once it’s dry, you can add a ribbon and gift tag and you are finished! Or if you’ve caught the origami bug, keep making more and tie them together with string or a ribbon to make a beautiful paper tulip bouquet!