DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year

DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year

For some, the celebration of New Year is over but for us Asians!

Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year is another most anticipated celebration every year that lasts for two (2) weeks! And that’s cool! You’ve got to experience the oriental way of celebrating the New Year, full with many traditions, colourful decors the will bring good luck for the coming new year, foods of course! And the most important part is being with your family and together you welcome the new leaf of the year.

So this weekend, I’ve been thinking what DIY crafts can I share to you, then I remembered the time I used to make this flower origami to décor my bedroom or even my IG photos.

And as you’ve noticed, I love creating crafts that are so budget-friendly because am a certified giam siap (Hokkien for “stingy” ) type of gal, LOL.

And one of my favourite origami is the lotus flower. I’ve learned the craft for years and am telling you now it is very fun to make. You can make it while chatting with your friends or with your Mom, or while watching your favourite Korean drama series, and you might not realize – you’ve made a lot!


DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


Materials that you need are the following:

• Coloured papers – old magazine pages, old or new gift wrapping papers, brochures, etc. but not newspapers or old directory books (if you still have it) because these papers smells carbon and it’s awful.
• A pair of scissors
• Strings for tying up
• Ruler and pencil for measuring and marking
• Any trinkets available in your crafting closet


DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


First, get all your colored magazine papers and lay it flat on your working table. I used a silver gift wrapping paper for this tutorial for my lotus paper for Chinese New Year!

Depending on the occasion or the mood that you have, you may use any colored papers and color-coordinate it – it’s up to you!


Then cut some rectangular papers in size 3.5inches x 7inches. Make more of these papers so that it will be easy for you to assemble it later. If you are aiming to create a much bigger lotus, just adjust the paper sizes!

After you have cut and produced some rectangular papers, fold each papers just like the photo above.


DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year

DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


You need to create those kinds of folded papers both for petals and leaves. For the basic lotus flower, you need to make four (4) pieces of folded paper for the petals, and four (4) pieces of folded papers for the bottom part.


DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


After folding the papers, inter-lap it together and tie the papers in the middle and secure the papers.

Start carefully unfolding the paper petals to form your own paper lotus. You may watch my prepared video clip below how to unfold it.

http://blairvillanueva.tumblr.com/post/155584695523/dear-instagram-new-tutorial-is-here-just-a



DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


And viola! You have your own paper lotus for Chinese New Year!

Like I’ve said earlier, you can use any kind of papers just not the newspapers because it smells awful, lol


DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


You may create these many paper lotus and use it as your table ornaments by adding some candies in it!

This could be an awesome ice breaker, and an impressive décor to your table.

You can also make these as an accessories for your gift boxes, make it as a hanging lotus flower, glued a clip on the bottom and it will be your paper lotus hair clip. Or even make it as your party paper lotus hairband.


DIY Paper Lotus for Chinese New Year


If you find this tutorial to be useful and helpful to you, please share this post to your friends and family!


And if you have any tutorial requests, please leave your comments or message me on my email or Facebook!



xoxo, Blair



60 LOVES AND COMMENTS:

  1. Oo these are fabulous! How pretty! I need to make these.

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    1. Thank you Dear! You can use your old magazines or gift wrapping papers from last holiday :)

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  2. These look lovely, and I bet they make great holders too for loose change and small items. :)

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    1. Yes can be! And a table centerpiece too :)

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  3. Wow, I like the DIY lotus. Cracking my head how to do the Chinese Tanglung. I think I will learn how to do this.

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    1. Hello Betty,

      Ohh I know you can do it! You can make more of these paper lotus and give it to your guests this Chinese New Year :)

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  4. Nice lotus you had made. Will try it out to decorate my house for CNY.

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    1. Thank you Jane! Oh don't forget to snapped some souvenir photos of your paper lotus :)

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  5. Thanks for your tutorial on folding paper lotus. I am just lousy with DIY stuff but with your guide, I can fold my own now and don't have to buy them.

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    1. Hello Emily,

      Ohh don't buy! Start learning this tutorial to save money! Saving money gives us good luck :)

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  6. hi, thanks for spending time in making this tutorial :) enjoy seeing the end result! looks simple

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  7. I love folding papers! I want to try this. It's such a unique shape#

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    1. Thanks Rose!

      And folding papers can help us to release stress :)

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  8. Now that I've watch the tutorial, it seems like it was not that hard. But maybe, its not for someone who is lazy :D

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    1. Hello Zayani,

      Actually this tutorial is kind of lazy one! I mean, you just have to fold papers while you watch your favorite movies, etc.

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  9. This is really cool, what a great project this will make. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. When I homeschool my kids origami was a focus for our art classes. I love this idea and the fact that you put some candy inside.

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    1. Hehehe thanks Saidah! You can put any little snacks in it too :)

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  11. You are one very crafty and earth-loving lady! I hope there are more like you so that we can save the world for future generations.

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  12. Thanks for sharing with us. Last time I like to make this with my dad.

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    1. Hello Shini,

      Yeah a good bonding experience with parents. Good idea!

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  13. Whoa, so neat! I've always loved lotuses :)

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    1. I love lotus too! Its like a phoenix, has a cycle of life :)

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  14. Thanks I will try it out during the weekend.

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    1. That's great Sunshine, and thank you for always visiting :)

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  15. Gahhhh you're so talented. No way I can make something like this on my own! I'm so impressed.

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    1. Thank you Divya.. I tired to learn new tutorials because I find it very interesting!

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  16. These are beautiful! What a fun way to incorporate something so reusable, recyclable and turn it into something so glamorous!I love the beauty of a lotus flower!

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    1. Thanks Sheila! Am glad you've enjoyed my tutorials :)

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  17. These paper lotuses are AMAZING! Thanks so much for the tutorial. Maybe I can try them with the kids I babysit!

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    1. Imagine if your can make these in hundreds?! Perfect decoration for your baby's room!

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  18. oh gosh Blair... i hate you... and that is because i am so envious that you are just so super creative.... huhuhu... wish i can be like you....

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    1. LOL Thank you Miera :)

      Oh you can learn these things! And you have so many things you've been and know that I haven't experienced yet. I envy you too! :D

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  19. These are so gorgeous and chic. They really would be perfect for party decor or even a cute girly room.

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    1. I agree Natasha. Oh you little girl will like this too! You can share it her and let her play with paper folding.

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  20. Thanks for your tutorial I love to make origami especially with my kids!

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    1. Thanks Ance, yeah this tutorial is great for kids!

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  21. Awww this is so cute! Love this tutorial very mush =) Can try to do it on my own too!

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    1. Hello Sharon,

      I know you could do better! Grab you papers now and start folding!

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  22. Hey you are so creative to make a lotus! Thanks for the tutorial :)

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    1. You're welcome Cecilia. Keep on visiting us for more tutorials!

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  23. How lovely?! These look like so much fun to make. Definitely bookmarking them for my next girl's night. I'm always looking for a fun DIY craft project for when I have girlfriends over. :)

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    1. Wow that's also a lovely idea Krista! Thank you dear :)

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  24. Omg way too cute!!!!!! I might just have to attempt to make one

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    1. Hello Courtneylynne,

      So don't throw those colored papers, you can still fold it and make an origami :)

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  25. This is a lovely idea for CNY decoration! Am gonna do it for my home :) looking for pink colour papers ;) cheers. SiennyLovesDrawing

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    1. Hello Sienny, pink is lovely! Thank you dear!

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  26. These are so cute.I think my daughter will love making this.Great DIY

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    1. Thank you Amrita,

      I think so too! I've never heard or encountered kids who doesn't like playing with papers.

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  27. gosh, I so love your origami work here!
    Maybe I make some of these for my colleagues, to get the festive feeling on.

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    1. You can do it too! Try using more vibrant colored papers for a more festive vibe :)

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  28. That's nice and creative. I will try to make it during the weekend.

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    1. Oh thank you for visiting Sunshine!

      How was your CNY celebration?

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  29. Absolutely loved your take on this and the design is really cute! Will attempt to give this a go one of these days - hopefully my craft will turn out well :)

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    1. Thank you sis! Keep on visiting my website for new tutorials :)

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  30. So nice for decoration, will try to make one as well :)

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    1. Thank you Ivy!

      Ohh you can make many of these in PINK for Valentines Day!

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