To make this craft, you will need napkins of three colors, thread with a needle, and a table knife with a rounded blunt end (or a letter opener).
To begin with, it is worth deciding how many petals each level of the napkin holder will consist of the more petals, the larger the size of the napkin holder. The principle of operation does not change depending on the number of petals, but from experience, I can say that working with less than six petals in each level is inconvenient. In my version, there are seven petals. Let’s start making them.
How to make a napkin holder from napkins
1) Fold the green napkin diagonally. Then corner to corner again.
2) Iron the fold lines with your fingers, then unfold one step back and bend each side to the previously marked middle.
3) Two corners are at the bottom, bend them back.
4) We also bend the workpiece itself back, with all the edges of the napkin ending up in the same plane from above.
5) We make seven such blanks and stitch them with a needle: in the upper corners and in the lower corners.
We fasten the threads only after we sew both the top and bottom, then we tie the top threads together, then the bottom ones. Distribute the petals evenly in a circle. You will see for yourself which side the base stands firmly on the table.
6) For the second level we make 7 petals from orange napkins. We begin to insert the orange petals into the green ones in a checkerboard pattern, using a knife to help place them at the desired depth. Please note that the petals of the second level should be turned upward, unlike the base petals.
7) For the third level we make 7 white petals and also insert them in a checkerboard pattern.
This is the simplest version of a napkin holder, consisting of three levels. You can experiment not only with the number of levels (5-6), but also with the variety of colors and ways of their arrangement.
The Lotus napkin holder is ready!
Author Sarmaeva Irina, especially for HOBBYMO. Copied is prohibited, more here.