Here are 10 flower napkin folds just in time for Mother’s Day. You’ll want to set the table especially nice to honor mom – even if you ARE the mom! It’ll be easy to get the kids involved using any of the following flower napkin folding tutorials because all of the instructions are simple and straight forward.
You can’t go wrong with instructions from Martha Stewart. This beautiful rose bud is surrounded by green leaves and displayed upright in a glass. It’s so classy.
Stone Gable Blog provides great instructions for this wonderful rosette napkin fold. I love how the rosette is displayed in a tea cup. They’re so easy to make even the kids could do it . . . with a little help from dad while he’s preparing mom’s breakfast in bed. (A girl can dream, can’t she?)
Southern Lady Magazine provides two options for their napkin rosette – with or without leaves. I especially like their use of a plaid napkin instead of a solid color. It looks very stylish in this small glass bowl with real leaves tucked in. You could add mint leaves or some other aromatic herb leaf for an extra whiff of spring at your dinner table.
Made It Delightful shows yet another option – a ruffly rose. How did they do it? They used a frilly napkin with ruffled edges. I bet you could use the rose napkin fold with all kinds of heirloom napkins. Wouldn’t grandma love that?
WikiHow shows how to make a rose out of a cloth napkin in their usual well-written instructions. They provide photos as well as videos.
WikiHow also has instructions for making a rose using a paper napkin. According to the instructions, you can use a paper napkin, a tissue, or even a paper towel.
Comidinhas! – Portuguese for “Edibles!” – provides instructions for this stylized tulip napkin. Although it’s written in Portuguese, most web browsers will convert the text to English. This stylized tulip is easier to make than most stand-up, three-dimensional napkin folds.
If you’d rather add a real tulip to your napkin fold, check out this idea from At Home With The Waldreps. No instructions are given, but they’re not actually needed. These lovely pink tulips adorned a bridesmaids’ table. What a simple way to add color and class to a tablescape.
This idea is from a Tumbler site called Tiny White Daisies. I can’t tell you how much I like these Queen Anne’s Lace flowers tied to a cream-colored napkin. And if these wild flowers are not blooming in you garden, they’re easy to find along any country road.
Il Profumo dei Fiori– Italian for “The Scent of Flowers” – is a flower design and wedding specialist site from Italy. You’ll find gorgeous photographs of a recent wedding elevated by simple flowers. My favorite photo is of a linen napkin tied with a piece of twine adorned with a sprig of lavender. Isn’t it charming?
Whichever flower napkin fold you choose, your Mother’s Day table (or Bridesmaids’ table, or Valentine’s Day table;-) will be bumped up a notch or two with just a little effort. You may already have the napkins you’re planning to use. If not, check out Bright Settings’ selection of fancy napkins. While you’re there, check out our tutorials for two dozen more napkin folds. The instructions are given in both video format and written form with accompanying photographs. Decorating with folded napkins is a fun way to enhance your tablescape.