Please check out how cute these paper flower poofs are… would you believe us if we told you they were made from napkins?
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
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:
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:
Take your stack of napkins and fold it into a fan shape. Use the ruffily edge as a guide for thickness!
When you’re done folding the napkin accordian style, you should essentially have a fan:
Take one pipe cleaner and twist it around the middle of the napkin fan to create a bow shape:
And then take your scissors and round off both of the edges to make them into little semi-circles:
Your napkin should look like this with rounded edges on both ends.
Fan the bow out a bit.
Starting with the top layer on one side, pull each napkin in towards the center of the bow:
Continue with each layer (obviously 4 total):
When you’re done with one half, start on the other!
And ta-da! How fantastic is this! I absolutely adore them.
You can use them to decorate your ceremony pews, set some on your guest book table, escort card table, etc.
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:
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!
Editor’s note: Due to the pandemic, some of the general wedding planning advice we share may not be applicable or possible due to restrictions on events. Please adhere to all current regulations and stay safe and healthy! Get more pandemic wedding resources here.