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Getting wild tiger lilies is not easy, but you can repeat their beauty in paper

It's hard to believe, but this photo is not a living Tiger Lily at all. This is her paper copy. Real Tiger lilies grow on the west coast of the Pacific Ocean, and they are truly beautiful. Their flowers are much smaller than annuals, which are bred for ornamental purposes, germinating bulbs. But just such flowers fill the house with tenderness and atmosphere of a tropical forest. Since getting wild Tiger lilies is not easy, you can try to repeat their beauty in paper. Moreover, the creative process itself is very pleasant.

For work you will need:

  • petal pattern;
  • crepe paper orange;
  • red, yellow or green pestle paper;
  • glue;
  • wire covered with a cloth (can be found in the floristry shop);
  • brown marker or felt-tip pen;
  • A handle or other rod, to wrap parts.

Crepe paper stretches perfectly horizontally, but not vertically. Therefore, you need to have all the petals in the direction of the fibers of the paper.


Cut out several pieces of wire to make the stamens. These lilies have 6 of them, but if you want to make the flowers more airy, reduce their number. Cut strips of colored paper about 10 centimeters long. You can choose any bright color.

You need to first wrap a thin layer of the top of the stamen, and then evenly increase the layer of paper to the middle. To do this, wrap the paper on a 45-degree oblique, and at the end make several straight layers in the middle. You should have something like a keg. Fix the paper tip with glue. It is best to glue all the paper at once, but for a start it is better to practice dry.


Cut long strips of green or olive paper, cutting out the details across the fibers. Apply glue to paper tape and twist the wire, holding the paper at a 45 degree angle. At the end of the pistil, make a slight thickening by adding paper.

Place the stamens around the pistil so that one is facing the other and wrap it with paper.Then add the next pair of stamens.

The center of the flower is ready.


Cut out the petals on the pattern, placing them along the line of fibers. The paper should stretch across the petal. Use a marker or brown marker to draw speckles of various sizes. It is better to practice drawing dots on scraps of paper, because they do not necessarily come from the first time. Crepe paper behaves not at all like a normal! You can apply a picture arbitrarily, or redraw from a photo of real flowers.

Now stretch the petal a little at the bottom to form a bowl.

Starting at the tip of the petal, roll the petal around a metal rod or handle. The side of the petal on which you painted specks should be facing the rod. Since the paper is quite thin, they will appear in the second part.

Do not untwist the petal, remove the rod. You can adjust the degree of opening the flower by straightening the bend. At various stages of flowering, the petals of true lilies may curl to varying degrees, so it is not necessary to make all the flowers the same.

Glue the petals:

Petals are mounted on three pieces in the outlet, in two layers. Apply a drop of glue to the very tip of the bottom and attach it to the junction of the stamens.

Form a triangle of petals around the center.

Glue the next layer of petals lower, placing them between the first petals. After that, straighten the stamens so that they lean toward the petals.

Stem wrapping:

Cut a thin strip across the fibers and wrap the stem of the flower. In the part where there is a thickening, simply stretch the paper so that the thickness along the entire length is uniform.

It is best to spread the stalk itself with glue. If the strip is over, just add the next one, stretching the paper at the junction of different paper ribbons.

Flower completion:

During assembly, the petals can be bent over more than you would like. Just twist them as far as necessary. Bend the stem gently to create an arc. Real lilies often stand leaning. So that the paper does not fade, you can sprinkle it with any means with ultraviolet protection.

Put the lilies in the vase.


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