DIY Napkin Flower Poofs

Please check out how cute these paper flower poofs are… would you believe us if we told you they were made from napkins?

Paper Flower tutorial

The best part is that they’re super easy to make!

What you’ll need:

Ready? You’re going to need:

(1) napkins in whatever color

(2) pipe cleaners

(3) scissors

Paper Flower tutorial

We would recommend using 3-ply napkins because they’re a bit sturdier and you can actually pull apart the plys to make a fluffier flower. You can also use smaller beverage napkins or larger dinner napkins as long as they are square.

How to Make Paper Flowers out of Napkins

When you’ve got all of your supplies, unfold one napkin and lay it flat like so:

Paper Flower tutorial

Then, stack 3 more napkins on top of it, making sure they’re all lined up. You will now have a stack of 4 napkins:

Paper Flower tutorial

Take your stack of napkins and fold it into a fan shape. Use the ruffily edge as a guide for thickness!

Paper Flower tutorial

When you’re done folding the napkin accordian style, you should essentially have a fan:

Paper Flower tutorial

Take one pipe cleaner and twist it around the middle of the napkin fan to create a bow shape:

Paper Flower tutorial

And then take your scissors and round off both of the edges to make them into little semi-circles:

Paper Flower tutorial

Your napkin should look like this with rounded edges on both ends.

Paper Flower tutorial

Fan the bow out a bit.

Paper Flower tutorial

Starting with the top layer on one side, pull each napkin in towards the center of the bow:

Paper Flower tutorial

Paper Flower tutorial

Continue with each layer (obviously 4 total):

Paper Flower tutorial

Paper Flower tutorial

When you’re done with one half, start on the other!

Paper Flower tutorial

And ta-da! How fantastic is this! I absolutely adore them.

Paper Flower tutorial

You can use them to decorate your ceremony pews, set some on your guest book table, escort card table, etc.

Paper Flower tutorial

Oh and also, for larger napkins, we found that actually using 5 napkins works better than 4, by the way. Here’s what the size difference looks like:

Paper Flower tutorial

What do you think? Do you love them? We just think they’re so cute, not to mention SAVVY! You can easily snag packs of 50 beverage napkins for $1.99 or dinner ones for $2.99 at most party supply stores. Since you can get about 12 flowers out of a pack, that makes them only $.17 a flower! Talk about budget-friendly wedding decor!

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