DIY: Origami Lotus

Lotus Flower - Seen Objects

The lotus flower is not only beautiful, it also holds great symbolic power.  

In Japan, it is sometimes said that the lotus represents overcoming a great struggle.  The flower begins very small at the bottom of a dark and muddy pond.  It must grow upwards, through the muck - the darkness, to reach the surface - the light.  Once it reaches the surface of the water, the lotus blossoms into a simply gorgeous flower.  

Want to try folding your own?

6 Petal Origami Lotus - How About Orange

16 Petal Origami Lotus - Crafty Mommy and Me

Find a video tutorial for the 16 Petal Origami Lotus seen above on Origami Video Instructions (video in Portuguese with English subtitles).

Happy folding!


  1. A beautiful symbol for these trying times.

  2. These are really beautiful. I'd love for you to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at

  3. Thanks Laurel - I've submitted to the M&T Spotlight. Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Lovely <3 I'll try sometime!
    Good Love, Maf.