Birthday Napkin Flowers
I am on a roll :) I found a tutorial for these flowers while browsing for party ideas. Here is the link to the tutorial on Made. This craft was super easy and fast. I did it the morning of the party. That is why I only have a couple pictures. Here is a quick run-down. (Check out the Made website for the real tutorial and lots of pretty pictures of her wallflowers.)
1. 3-ply napkins (big and small)
Each flower uses 4 napkins (3 larger and 1 smaller). I just opened the napkins that I had bought for the party and took out what I needed. Open the flowers up and lay them flat as shown. Go ahead and round the edges of the smaller napkin. (The larger ones can be done all at the same time after folding.)
The next step is to fold the napkins back and forth as shown. (This step is shown and described in detail on the other website.) Tie a string around the middle of the 'flower.' Now is the time to round the edges of the larger napkins. I don't have a picture of that either..
Then pull out the napkins to make the petals. They turn out pretty nice. I made several of them, orange and pink, to set around the room as extra decorations.
I also sewed the table topper that you see in the this picture. I don't have any pictures of the process, but I actually found the tutorial for them on the same website. I had not used my sewing machine yet, so I needed the tutorial, but it is really easy too. Dana-made-it is a great site!
Here is my big baby reading to my little baby on her birthday.
They sure are cute aren't they? :)