A stunning floral arrangement made with just a few inexpensive supplies! You won’t believe how easy these paper flowers are to make with napkins, of all things. You’re simply going to cut, fold, and wrap the napkins around wooden skewers and hold them in place with a bit of green yarn. Finish them off with vibrant paint colors, and you’ve got a surprisingly beautiful bouquet to decorate your home.

Step by step tutorial on how to make an easy flower craft with paper napkins, paint, skewers, and green yarn.

Supplies Needed

  • square paper napkins
  • long wooden skewers
  • green yarn
  • paint
  • paint brush
  • scissors

paper flower craft made with napkins, wooden skewers, green yarn, and a little bit of paint to make them colorful.

Step 1Unfold your napkins and cut them into four strips. It’s easiest to first cut them down the middle, and then make your other cuts afterwards to make them somewhat even.

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Step 2Stack the paper napkin strips on top of each other and begin rolling them around the pointy end of a wooden skewer.

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Step 3You don’t necessarily want them to roll perfectly even, but rather a little staggered like rose petals would naturally be, as show below.

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Step 4Pinch the base of the napkins together, and then tightly wrap a long piece of green yarn around the bottom portion of the napkins to secure them onto the skewer. For the last few wraps, tuck and weave the yarn underneath your previous wraps to keep it from unraveling.

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Step 5Chose your preferred paint colors for your newly crafted roses. Be cautious not to overload the delicate napkin petals with too much paint, aiming to avoid obvious brush strokes. To achieve a subtle and natural effect, dip your paint-filled brush lightly in water before gently dabbing the roses, allowing the paint to slowly bleed onto the napkins.

How to make a paper napkin rose bouquet.

I love the way these easy paper flowers turned out, and they were so much fun to make! A few glasses of wine and some Netflix on in the background made this project extra enjoyable. 🙂

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Helpful Tips

  • Although I didn’t have watercolor on hand, that may have been a better paint option. Just make sure your paint isn’t too thick going on and is used sparingly. I left the bottom portion of the roses unpainted because I like the tie-dye effect it gave, plus I didn’t want to overload them.
  • Colorful napkins would make this project even easier! You could buy a variety of pastel colors and skip the painting all together.
  • Floral tape or green pipe cleaners could also be used in place of the yarn. In fact, the wire in pipe cleaners would naturally keep them in place.
  • These homemade paper flowers would make for a wonderful Mother’s Day gift, party decoration, over even spring time home decor on an entry table or mantel.

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