Iris Folding Patterns

Iris folding projects - free heart, butterfly, and flower patterns

Iris Folding
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We hope you enjoy making these iris folding patterns. While the finished project looks complicated, don't be intimidated. We found iris folding to be pretty easy and even a little addicting. We bet you will also.

Start by following along with the step-by-step tutorial, which will teach you how easy it is to do iris folding, and then, try one or more of these iris folding projects.

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    Iris Folding Butterfly

    Iris Folding Butterfly

    Sherri Osborn / The Spruce

    You can use a butterfly template or your own butterfly shape and create a colorful butterfly using iris folding techniques. We used the square iris folding template to create this butterfly.

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    Iris Folding Flower

    Iris Folding Flower

    Sherri Osborn / The Spruce

    Learn how you can create a colorful flower picture using iris folding techniques. Experiment with different flower shapes and sizes. We used the ​pentagon iris folding template to create this flower.

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    Iris Folding Heart

    Iris Folding Heart

    Sherri Osborn / The Spruce

    We used this heart pattern to create my step-by-step iris folding tutorial. This heart would make a fun decoration for Valentine's Day or a cute card for someone special. We used the square iris folding template to create this heart.