Made from paper napkins, this craft is cheap and easy with limitless possibilities! The stiffness of a paper napkin holds up better than tissue paper and the thin plys give the flowers such a sweet, delicate look.
Supplies: 5" square, 3-ply cocktail napkins (found anywhere party supplies are sold), scissors, and floral wire.
Trim off the ruffled edge of three napkins, unfold, and stack.
Fold the napkins accordion style. I make each fold about a quarter of an inch tall. Secure with floral wire. You could also use pipe cleaners or ribbon.
Scallop cut each end of the folded napkins. Don't worry about it being perfect, a little jagged edge looks like a realistic petal.
Fan out each end of the napkins. Then, pull each layer up toward the center, starting with the center layer.
Starting with the bottom layer, carefully pull apart each ply away from the center. They are very delicate, so take your time. Once all of the plys are separated, work with your petals to get your desired shape.
You can put the flowers into a container with floral foam, hang or wrap with floral tape to finish off the stem to give as a gift. You can use napkins of any size or color as long as they're square. Put a layer of yellow in the middle for a bud or go whimsical with patterns. The possibilities are endless!