March 10, 2011

Flower Tissue Paper Napkin Rings

I love the Tissue Paper Flowers that I designed using tissue paper and my Bowdabra.  I love them so much, I decided to make the same style flowers only smaller for napkin rings. 

The napkin rings along with the tissue paper centerpiece really complete the table.  Both projects are very inexpensive to make and would be wonderful for weddings, baby showers, bridal showers, or even for Easter dinner!  Now, that I have started making these flowers I can stop.  They are very simple, fun, and easy to make and cost very little to make.  Inexpensive and beautiful my favorite combination when it comes to craft projects.

Materials Need to Make One Napkin Ring:
Bowdabra Bow Wire
1 Sheet of Standard Sized Tissue Paper
2 Silver Floral Leaves
1 Strand of 5/8" Satin Ribbon
1 Stand of 3/8" Satin Ribbon


To begin, I placed my Bowdabra Wand into the towers of my Bowdabra to widen the opening.  I found if I didn't widen the opening the tissue paper tore.  Then fold a 24" piece of Bowdabra Bow Wire in half and place into the Bowdabra.

Next, fold a standard sized tissue paper in half lengthwise and then in half again.
Once tissue paper is folded, fold it width-wise twice, and then cut along the folds.

Now, slowly start to feed the tissue paper into the opening of your Bowdabra.

Start to fold the paper in an accordion shape down into the Bowdabra.  Place all the tissue paper into the Bowdabra.

Once tissue paper is completely in the Bowdabra, thread the Bowdabra Bow Wire through the loop that you made when you folded it in half.  Pull the wire tightly.  Take the tissue paper out of the Bowdabra and tie it in the center.

Next, using sharp scissors cut along the folds that were formed when you placed the tissue paper into the Bowdabra.  Turn the paper over and cut the folds on the other side.


Slowly, begin to separate the pieces of tissue paper move some to the left and others to the right. However, move all the tissue paper towards the top leaving the bottom flat for tying onto the napkin.

Once all the tissue paper has been separated tie silver leaves onto the back of the flower using the Bowdabra Bow Wire.

When tissue paper flower is complete attach coordinating ribbon around a cloth napkin.  Then using the leftover Bowdabra Bow Wire attach the flower to the ribbon.  Spiral the remaining Bowdabra Bow Wire for fun ringlets.  Make several napkin rings and the centerpiece to decorate your table for a special occasion or just because.  Who really needs a reason to make their table look pretty?

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