|Origami Lotus Candle Holder|
Today we're making an Origami Lotus Candle Holder using paper napkins and an LED battery operated candle.
We're using paper napkins because their soft texture makes this model easier to fold and less likely to tear.
|Origami Lotus with Flower Hair Clip|
Knowing how fire likes paper though, I opted to use these pretty lotuses to hold round soaps and other items instead.
Now, thanks to the availability of LED battery operated tea-lights, my wish is granted!
|Pink and Yellow Origami Lotuses|
Now you can make them too!
They're easy to fold, inexpensive to make and share, beautifully realistic, and utterly charming!
If you would like to know more about the spiritual significance of the Lotus visit Kali's Kitchen.
|Photo borrowed from Wikipedia|
You will need:
- One green square paper napkin, regular dinner size.
- One pink, yellow or white square paper napkin, cocktail size (smaller than the dinner napkin).
- One LED battery operated tea-light candle, preferably the "flickering flame" style.
|Supplies: Napkins and Battery Operated Tea-light Candle|
1. Use your large green napkin to fold a lotus. Be sure to unfold the napkin to its full size before you begin.
You can follow this diagram or this animated diagram from Origami Club.
Or you can follow along with this video on YouTube.
2. Next, use your smaller colored cocktail napkin to make the same model.
3. Insert the smaller lotus inside the larger one.
4. Place the lit LED battery operated tea-light candle inside.
I hope you enjoyed this post! Come back next week for our second diy friday project!
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Thanks and Happy Folding, Tara