Instead of a Mini Makeover, this week I wanted to share how to make a Lotus Flower from a paper napkin.
I originally saw this on an episode Kirstie’s Vintage Home* (as a napkin rose) a little while back and couldn’t see it as a written tutorial anywhere. It’s a pretty easy origami, though it’s a bit fiddly.
- Take a square paper napkin and unfold it with the pretty side down I got mine at Ikea
- Fold each corner into the centre and rub your finger over each crease to make sure it’s firm
- On the same side repeat step 2 You will have folded it in twice now
- On the same side repeat step 2 again You will have folded it in three times now. I used a 20cent piece just to hold them down as you don’t glue anything
- Turn over
- Repeat step 2 again on this side You should have a small square now
- Fold in each corner about one centimetre
- Holding down the small fold carefully reach behind one corner and fold up one of the corners that sits below I fold it at the bend line first and then give it a gentle pull so that it has a little bend Repeat for the other 3 sides
- Reach behind again and carefully repeat for all four Don’t pull too hard as the napkin will tear easily.
- Reach behind one last time and this time just fold each one and don’t pull
Ta-da! Your lotus flower napkin is ready! These look great as place settings or with lollies (candy/sweets) in them for parties or celebrations. They work best with the thinner paper napkins and make them look great!
*You can find out more about the awesome Kirstie’s Vintage Home here. No copyright infringement intended.