Introduction: Butterfly Origami Wall Decor

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This post is on how to make a beautiful wall decor incorporating origami in butterfly shape.

Step 1: Materials Required

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Color paper/Origami paper


Double sided tape/one sided tap

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I chose 15cmx15cm. If you are using color paper, make sure you take a
square paper. Its simple, just fold two diagonally opposite sides and make sure a clean triangle is formed, cut the remaining.

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Fold the other side diagonally as well to get a “X”.

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Fold horizontally and vertically as well.

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When you open, You should have a “X” and “+”

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Fold on the horizontal line.

On the right side, push from the top side diagonally till the marked end (halfway)

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This is how it will look like now from top. Push the edge completely inside to form a right angled triangle.

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Do the same on the other side.

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Now fold the triangles. Cut on the bottom edge as per the marked line (a small curve)

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Open up and fold the curved edge along the green line to the top.

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Do it on the other side to form a Heart.

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Now turn it upside down

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This is the tricky part, take the bottom edge and fold & move, by
popping the heart, and moving towards the top so that a small triangle is formed on the top as shown in the picture.

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Now bend this triangle on top and join the top wings, folding in between.

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Pinch the middle portion from outside, after folding.

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Open the wings and here is your beautiful butterfly :)

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I made them in rainbow colors and pasted them on wall using tapes. Trust me it looks amazing in person than on the pic :)
Its time to make a big flower near the butterflies

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mfrodriguez (author)2017-05-26

Cute idea! I'm definitely going to make this for my room!

That Redhead (author)2016-05-11


Alma MS made it! (author)2016-03-16

Happy with the outcome...

marcellachinkaw (author)2016-02-11

Beautiful and Amazing staff

Challenging star (author)2015-10-18

Sorry dont feel bad

Challenging star (author)2015-10-18

Sorry dont feel bad

Challenging star (author)2015-10-18

Ya images are good and clear, but still i did not understand step 16. It looks awesome in images, by which you feel to make immediatly, but after making you feel gizzy. I feel your this butterfly origami is of no use

Challenging star (author)2015-10-18

Ya images are good and clear, and writing is superb but still i did not understand step 16. Dont you think its a bit tricky. These paper butterflies look awesome in images but after making it in reality you will feel gizzy, cause they are not awesome that much but good. I feel its waste of time and paper

Mottasin lemon made it! (author)2015-08-18

awesome..... I just made it by white paper and I will try by colour papers to decorate my room

Boss2828 (author)2015-07-06


Thank you :)

PrashantK3 (author)2015-07-06

Yr . Praveena. Ek dum mst lga enko.bnake. i feel great. Because i dont know that type of beautiful paper work......

Saiyam (author)2015-07-05

Really nice instructions. They just look amazing on the wall.

Thank you Saiyam... they do look good on the wall! :)

CurtosNoirDesign (author)2015-07-02

Very very well written! Those look cute on the wall

Thank you :) I took half a day to try and write the instructions clear, glad to hear that the instructions help you understand :)

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