DIY Paper Lotus Flower It’s easy to make. Just prepare three pieces of paper, cut and fold it according to the tutorial to create a layered effect, and then glue it to make it stand. Place a small candle in the middle of the lotus and here you go! You can use other colors of paper as you wish. Enjoy! Here are the supplies you may need: Colored paper: pink, white or your desired color; Scissors; Pencil; An octagon template; Glue; Tealight candle.