Transform a string of plain white fairy lights with these beautiful origami flowers! While we usually associate fairy lights with winter festivities, dressing them up in pretty pastel flowers makes these lights summer-ready – they’re perfect for hosting a garden party or for just adding some pretty colour to a room.
We also love the idea of picking colours or a pattern to suit a specific theme for a special occasion! At first, folding the flowers may look complicated, but after completing the steps a few times you’ll be able to produce these blooms with ease!
- Patterned papers
- Clear acrylic glue
- Glue gun
- Bone folder
- Battery-operated fairy lights (never leave the decorated fairy lights unattended when turned on)
Cut 9cm squares of pink spotty paper. You will need five squares for each flower shape. Fold each square in half to form a triangle.
Fold the bottom left and bottom right points upwards so that they meet at the top to form a square. Repeat the process for all of the paper pieces.
Open out the folded corners and, using a bone folder to help, press them flat so that the two creases line up. This will create kite shapes at each side.
Fold the top corners of the kite shapes downward so that the top edge is level with the square behind. Repeat the process for all of the paper pieces.
Fold each of the kite shapes inward along the scored lines. Curve the shape so that both sides meet in the middle and secure with glue. Repeat with each square to create five petals.
Apply glue to the outside edge of a petal and attach another petal. Continue to add all of the petal shapes. Leave a small gap in the middle, big enough to insert each fairy light and thread lights through.