Flowers

Flowers with paper napkins


Another floral origami that can be made with a napkin is certainly the rose. First you need to get a colored napkin, preferably in a solid color and you have to open it well to have a bigger square as possible. Then, as a second step, you should lightly roll the napkin on itself and make sure that more and more space remains between one layer and another. When you have arrived more or less four centimeters from the edge you must tighten the roll and twist it firmly and exerting a strong pressure. With this last step you have created the bud and it will be enough to open and fold the outer edge of the napkin to also create a beautiful leaflet. At this point finish rolling the rest of the napkin using your thumb and forefinger to create the stem and the game is done. If your rose has a little voluminous bud it is possible to give it more body trying to gently separate the veils of the napkin from the sides inside the flower so that the divided veils will fill the vacant spaces.flowers with paper napkins: How to create a carnation



The process to create a carnation with napkins is more elaborate and, in addition to the raw material, napkins with at least three veils, scissors and wire are also required.
First you need to cut a square napkin in half, so as to get two rectangular ones. To create the carnation we will use the half that has no folds at the edges, that is the one in which all the veils are only overlapped but not joined. The other half, if you do not want to use it as a simple napkin, you can use it to create a second flower simply by using a cutter with a sharp blade or scissors to precisely cut all the folds so as to separate all the veils. As a second step it is necessary to fold the newly formed rectangle into an accordion with folds of about a finger in height. If the napkins have only two or three veils it is advisable to use both cut parts, obviously removing the folds to the one previously discarded. Once the whole handkerchief has been folded it is necessary to fix it in the center with the wire. To do this, just make a turn around the middle of the napkin and tighten by twisting the two ends of the thread. Subsequently the creases created on the napkin must be opened so that they form a circle around the wire and complete it by separating all the layers of veil present on our paper accordion, grasping them from the edge of the napkin and pulling them very gently, and obviously doing be careful not to tear the napkin. The result, if everything is done correctly, is a hemisphere of intertwined veils that form the petals of the carnation. Furthermore, if you want to equip our flower with a stem, just use a longer piece of wire at the time of binding and then, at the end, coat it with a sheet of paper or a green napkin, fixed with scotch or glue vinyl.
To create an effective centerpiece you can think about creating numerous roses and carnations with solid colored napkins but of various colors and using them to create a delicious bouquet and as a placeholder use lotus flowers that recall the colors of roses and carnations. Surely your guests will be amazed and receive compliments for the good taste and originality of your table.
The Carnations, having as a stem the wire, can also be used as an accessory on a hat or on a dress or perhaps to fill some small vase that has remained empty or full only of land without flowers.