How To | Festive Paper Flowers

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When I needed some decorations for my mom’s surprise high tea, I started searching on Pinterest and found these amazing flowers, which are actually so easy to make! I will be explaining every single step for you in this article.

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What you need to make these flowers:

  • Paper napkins in the colors you prefer
  • Pieces of thread or thin rope
  • Scissors

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1. Fold the napkin open, so it will be in the shape of a rectangle. The bigger your rectangle is, the bigger your flower will be. However, if you prefer to have a fuller layered flower, you can fold a smaller rectangle from the napkin, in order to create more layers.
2. Start folding the napkin from the bottom to the top in an accordion style.

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3. Continue completely up to the top.
4. Cut both ends of the napkin in a curve. This will make the petals of the flower round so it will look more realistic.

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5. Fold the napkin in half. Tie the napkin with a piece of thread or rope where the center is shown. Cut off any excess pieces with your scissors.
6. Fold the napkin open in such a way, that it looks like an ongoing circle.

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7. Unfurl the napkin slowly and gently, by pulling the layers of each other. If you used the same strategy as I did, you will have four layers of paper on each side. No worries if you break a layer, you can play around with the others to cover the mistake.
8. Play around with the layers to your own preference, and your flower is done!

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I have used three different pastel tinted colors, in order to be able to play around with the decorations a bit more. It is really not hard to make these flowers once you get the hang of it. I would recommend to make them one day before the ‘big’ day, and store them in a container or a bag. They are really easy to move around as they are not weighted at all, and they don’t take that much storing space.

Have you got any easy DIY decoration tips?

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