Iggesund’s 3d water lily pop-up

To demonstrate the folding qualities of Iggesund’s Invercote paper, we designed a fold-it-yourself 3d water lily pop-up. After it has been assembled, the lily has a small tea light that sits in its centre illuminating the curved petals and intricate florets. The luminous water lilies look great on mantelpieces, or they could perfectly decorate a wedding or party. Furthermore, since the Invercote paper has been laminated, the water lilies can float on water.

 

Format: Paperboard Model
Publication Date: Oct 2015
Publisher: Iggesund Paper
Size: 210 x 210 mm

Originally, we produced the lilies for the Luxe Pack creative packaging trade show. Our paper engineer, Iain, hosted Iggesund’s stall, showing people how to make their own lilies, while also promoting the new Invercote paperboard. Having made their 3d water lily pop-up, people were keen to take them home as souvenirs.
3d water lily pop up
The pop-up artwork comes as eight flat sheets which hold the pieces you coax out and fold. All the sheets have been die-cut, so they are ready to slot together. After some creasing and slotting, the pieces form a beautiful water lily complete with the warm glow of a tea light.
3d water lily pop up close

Order Your Own 3d Water Lily

If you would like your own pop-up lily, order an Origami Water Lily Kit from our shop. The kit includes instructions with clear diagrams. Alternatively, there is a YouTube video below of our paper engineer assembling a lily step-by-step. No scissors, glue or sellotape are required – all you need is a clean table top.

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