Aug 16, 2014

Origami Decorations: Lilies in a Bottle

This bottle is a very nice model, particularly if you fold it from a translucent paper, that I haven't seen posted in origami blogs or pictures around the web for a while.
Origami Decorations: Lilies in a bottle
The bottle was designed by David Brill. The instructions are available in the book Origami for the Connoisseur, by Kunihiko Kasahara and Toshie Takahama.
I folded the bottle with a 6" (150 mm) square of cellophane paper. It is a little challenging to work with cellophane. Reversing a crease is difficult, and it wrinkles easily, as you can see in the picture.
The cap is a traditional masu box. Instead of using the size of the paper recommended in the book, I used a 3"square of origami paper, and adjusted the bottom of the box to fit the size of the bottleneck, to get a deeper cap.
Inside the box I put three traditional lilies, each one folded with  a 1 ½" (38mm) square of foil paper.

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