Do-it-yourself flowers from napkins (80 photos)
Napkins have been known to mankind for a long time as a necessary means of hygiene during a meal. However, if earlier they were simply laid out on the table or rolled into scrolls, then today, real craftsmen have learned how to fold real masterpieces from napkins, which sometimes it is even a pity to use them for their intended purpose. In this article we will talk about how you can make gorgeous flowers from the most common paper napkins. Moreover, such crafts are no longer only part of the feast, but also more significant elements: they form lush bouquets, interior decor, gift wrapping, toys and much more. So let’s get started!
Learning to make roses from napkins
Roses are the favorite flowers of many of the fairer sex, and hand-made, they will doubly delight with their beauty and warmth of handwork. There are a huge number of varieties of these beautiful flowers in nature and we will look at how to make some of them..
Red chinese rose
All that is needed for work is one napkin of two colors (green and red) and scissors. First of all, let’s form a bud. We take a red napkin, fold it in three and cut it to form rectangular stripes. We form a bud from one strip: fold it in half lengthwise and wrap it around the index finger.
Next, we straighten the “petals” and form a slight elongation in the lower part, to which the stem will be attached. We fasten the green napkin with a corner to the base of the bud and, pressing tightly with our fingers, twist it into a stalk. Our rose is ready! Such a flower will be an excellent addition to table setting for any romantic dinner..
Lush yellow rose
To make this royal rose, you will need yellow and blue napkins, a pencil and a beautiful ribbon or serpentine. First, we make blanks of petals, which will need 6 pieces for one flower.
The yellow napkin needs to be half-wrapped around the pencil, as shown in the photo, squeeze tightly on both sides and remove the rod – this will be one petal. We do the same with five more. We form a bud from the blanks: we roll up the first with a roller, and wrap each subsequent one around the previous one. When the bud is fully assembled, fix it with a ribbon at the bottom and decorate it with a blue napkin.
Delicate pink flower
This manufacturing method is perhaps the most painstaking, but the flowers are very realistic. The pink double napkin must be disconnected and the existing folds must be cut on both canvases – you get 8 squares. We fold each of them, but not in half, but indented, as shown in the photo – these are blanks for rose petals.
We take one blank and twist it from the middle to the edges to make the petal more natural. We do this with six more squares. We twist the last workpiece clearly horizontally, without bends and form a core from it, bending one edge down.
Next, we begin to fold the bud, wrapping the core with the prepared petals. When all the petals are collected, we fasten the flower with a thread or string. If you wish, you can make 7-9 such buds, plant them on wire stems, previously wrapped in green napkins. You will get a wonderful bouquet that can be placed in a small vase or basket..
Spring napkin dandelion
To make the dandelion really lush, you need to prepare three-layer yellow napkins, a stapler and scissors. We fold the yellow napkin several times and cut it into squares. Then we put them on top of each other and fix them in the center with a bracket. The corners of the resulting pyramid must be cut in such a way that a circle is obtained..
Gently use scissors to make a fringe around the edges. We lift each circle up and fluff it up – you get a lush dandelion. Since the reverse side of the product will be absolutely flat, such flowers can be used in the manufacture of children’s appliques, luxurious panels or jewelry..
Making carnations from napkins
Now we will consider how you can quickly and easily make voluminous carnations for a bouquet that will perfectly decorate any interior. Napkins (three-layer) can be taken in any color at your discretion: scarlet, white, pink, etc., and you will also need a wire and a green napkin for the stem.
We lay out one napkin in front of us, carefully tear off a small strip along one edge. The remaining napkin must be folded like an accordion and tied in the middle with the same piece, forming a bow.
If you plan to make a carnation on a rigid wire leg, you can not tear off the edge from the napkin, but form a bow by wrapping it with the end of the wire. Next, we lift each edge of our accordion and form a lush bud. At the final stage, we wrap the stem wire with a green napkin. The carnation is ready! As you can see, making such a flower takes very little time, so it is quite possible to make a lush, beautiful bouquet.
Peonies from napkins
Making voluminous peonies is somewhat similar to carnations. Here you also need to collect the napkin in an accordion and tie it in the center, forming a bow. Next, you need to use scissors to round off the ends, cutting off sharp corners. Raise each edge and straighten it to make a lush bud. To make the flower look more impressive, you can use several napkins at once, differing in shades and colors – at the bottom we lay one green, then dark lilac, and on it – a light one, and fold the accordion. Such a flower will become a real decoration of any gift box..
In a similar way, you can make large flowers and decorate walls with them, hang them from the ceiling or a chandelier. Accordingly, wipes of large sizes and necessarily three-layer ones will be required. Additional volume can be obtained by using two napkins to make one flower. Such decorations will help to quickly transform your apartment in preparation for a holiday, for example, March 8 or Valentine’s Day..
Beautiful lotus from napkins
Skillful hands can turn even the most ordinary white napkin into an elegant floral piece that will become a worthy decoration for any festive table. To fold a lotus flower, you need to use the origami technique, which, although it seems intricate at first glance, actually allows even beginners to create wonderful crafts..
So, take a multi-layered white napkin and unfold it completely. Bend all corners to the center and turn over. We repeat the procedure. Further, pressing the center with your finger so that the workpiece does not unfold, gently pull out one corner, and then the rest. As you can see, the flower is almost ready, but to make it look more magnificent, you can give it additional volume. To do this, remember that there are still four corners left on the back side, directed towards the center – they must also be carefully pulled out. Now our lotus is completely ready, it can be placed in the center of the plate, and the middle can be filled with a small bud of a living flower.
Flowers from napkins with your own hands – photo
In conclusion, we invite you to visit our photo gallery. Here you will find many ideas that will help you not only make flowers from napkins with your own hands, but also create whole flower arrangements. Get inspired!