How to Make Easy Paper Flowers Out of Napkins

Paper napkins for today’s crafts are available in any kitchen. We will use them to create the beautiful flowers that are shown in this life hack.

Napkin Flower Making Tutorial

Three Delicate Flowers from Napkins

Flower with napkin paper

Total Time: 30 minutes

Step 1: Use a paper napkin for each flower

Paper Cuts with Scissors

Before working, the napkin should be folded. Cut a wide strip from the napkin.

Step 2: Cut the napkin into two pieces

Two Pieces of Paper Napkin

Cut the remaining piece into 2 identical halves.

Step 3: Place one napkin half on top of the other napkin half

One Piece of Paper Napkin

You now have an eight-layer flower piece.

Step 4: Fold the napkin into an accordion

The Toothpick Presses the Napkin

Begin folding the napkin like an accordion.

Step 5: Tighten the blank for the flower with wire

Tighten the folded piece with the flower wire in the center.

Step 6: Fold the napkin into a bow

Straighten a Paper Napkin

Straighten a paper napkin in the following way.

Step 7: Pick up one layer of napkin

Lifting the Layers of Napkin

Start by picking up one layer of the paper napkin at a time.

Step 8: Pick up all the layers of the napkin

Finished Flower Head

Carefully pick each layer one at a time to create the flower shape.

Step 9: Wrap the lower part of the flower with a floral ribbon

Wrap the Stem with Flower Ribbon

This material is stretchy and sticky, so glue is not needed to use it.

Step 10: Form the stem as shown in the sample

Formed the Stem of a Flower

The stem is finished.

Step 11: Paint the flower with a brush

Red Gouache Paint

Now paint the center of the flower with red gouache.

Step 12: But first you need to dilute the paint in water

Painted the Center of the Flower

Dip the brush in the water and lightly paint the center of the flower.


  • white paper napkins;
  • floral ribbon.


  • thin floral wire;
  • scissors;
  • red gouache paint and a brush.

Tools and Materials for Paper Flower
Tools and materials

Now you have a beautiful bouquet of paper flowers made from napkins! Feel free to get creative with colors and arrangements to suit your preferences. So you can make other types of flowers from paper napkins in a similar way.

Made Flowers from Paper Napkins
Photo: Marina Makarova

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