Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Long Stem Napkin Roses

When I saw this tutorial from Dana at Made I loved it and still want to make the big wall flowers out of napkins.
I thought it would be fun to do a smaller version on a stem so that's what I did.

1. Gather your supplies, scissors, hot glue gun, paper napkins, sticks crochet thread and a vase if you want.
2. Cut your napkin down each fold so that you have four squares.
3. Stack the four squares on top of eachother.
4. Fold the napkin in an accordian or fan fold.

5. pinch together in the middle of the napkin.
6. Tie thread around the middle.
7. Hot glue your stick in between two folds.
8. Round off edges on both sides of your napkin.

9. Spread out each side.
10. Carefully peel each layer of the flower up.
11. Repeat with each layer and here is how your flower should look.

12. Pull your thread and continue wrapping around the stick.
13. When you have wrapped your thread around completely glue the ends with a small dab of hot glue down on the wound thread.

Repeat until you have a dozen or however many you want. You only need one napkin for each flower. I found my napkins at Dollar General on sale for
$.50 I had everything else so it cost me less than that to make my flowers I still have flowers leftover so I can make some wall flowers too.

Crazy how different lighting can change the look.

I had some fun editing on Picnik I think it looks cool. Maybe I will print it off and frame it. You can too if you want.!!!
Have a great day!!!!!

7 comments:

NicoleD said...

What a great idea. I love how you used napkins instead of tissue paper. Thanks so much for the tutorial. The picture you edited looks fabulous, too!

Nancy's Couture said...

Oh how pretty!!! I need to make some of these with the kids!!!!

Pam said...

Oh, I love those. They are so cute and they look fairly easy too. Thanks for the tutorial.

Kari said...

These look so beautiful! Thanks for sharing this great idea!

Karie said...

I am going to make some of these. They look wonderful. Thank you for sharing. The tutorial was very good.

Alison said...

These are absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing, and awesome tutorial!!

~Alison
http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/

Alison said...

I can’t tell you how much I adore these! I featured this tutorial today on my blog with a roundup of flower tutorials. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/07/wednesdays-wowzers-3-dozen-plus-four.html

Thank you so much for inspiring me. Have a wonderful day!

~Alison

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