A rose-shaped tissue napkin can be a beautiful table decoration that will surely impress your date, dinner party guest, or small child. Just grab a tissue napkin and in a few minutes, you can make your own origami flowers. This will add a creative personal touch to a dinner or special occasion. This method does not cost much and is very easy to do.
Method 1 of 2: Twisting Method
Step 1. Unfold the entire fold of the tissue napkin
Then, fold the top down about 5 cm. Press the crease with your fingers. The folded part at the top will be used to make the flower crown.
Using a table or flat surface to work on will make this step easier
Step 2. Hold the top left corner between your fingers
Pinch the tissue between your index and middle fingers. The fingers should be pointing in the same direction as the crease.
Step 3. Wrap the tissue around your fingers
Start by wrapping it around the back of your finger. Make sure the bottom is wrapped in a balanced way with the top. Continue to wrap the tissue tightly around your fingers until there is about 5 cm left, then stop.
Step 4. Fold the bend in the top right corner crosswise to the top edge
This will result in a small triangle at the top of the bend. The folds will help shape the rose and create small sections separating the layers of the petals.
Step 5. Wrap the corners around your fingers, then hold them under your thumb
The tissue napkin will now be cylindrical. Make sure the top and bottom are roughly the same size.
Step 6. Tightly twist the base of the flower to form the stem
Keep your fingers on the flower crown. Hold the roll of tissue around your fingers. Use your spare hand to work on the stem.
- Pinch the tissue just below the 5cm crease and start twisting with your bare hand.
- Once the base is tight, gently pull your finger out.
- Keep twisting until you make half the stem, then stop.
Step 7. Find a corner at the bottom of the tissue and gently pull it so that it sticks out
This step will produce leaves for the stalk section. Pinch the leaf between your fingers to keep it loose as you twist the stem all the way down.
Step 8. Display roses, or give them to someone special to make them smile
Making roses out of tissue napkins is a great trick to know. If you ever need to buy flowers, and don't have the time or money to spend at a florist, this simple trick can provide a solution.
Method 2 of 2: Circular Method
Step 1. Unfold the tissue napkin
Open it all up to make it look like a big square. The folds of the tissue will form four smaller squares. Place the tissue flat on the palm of your hand.
Step 2. Pinch the center of the paper towel between your index and middle fingers
Place your index finger in the middle crease on the top side of the paper towel and your middle finger on the bottom side. Your palms should be facing you.
Step 3. Fold the side of the tissue that is far above your index finger so that it rests on top of the other half of the tissue
The top of the tissue should be slightly shorter than the bottom. Hold the edge closest to yourself with your bare hands to keep the tissue in place.
Step 4. Turn your hand so that the tissue napkin is folded around the inside of your index and middle fingers
Hold the crease in place using your thumb. Then turn the back of your hand so you're holding it with your thumb on the bottom and your index and middle fingers on the top. This will keep your pinky and ring finger from being used.
Step 5. Fold the tissue napkin under the middle finger
Bring your middle and ring fingers together to pinch the rest of the tissue in between. The rest of the tissue will now be sticking up at the back of your hand.
Step 6. Wrap the remaining tissue around your ring and little fingers
Use your thumb to hold the end of the tissue in place. If you look at the back of your hand, you will only see your ring finger on the outside of the tissue. The other fingers will be inside the circle of the tissue napkin.
Step 7. Pinch the tissue to form a flower crown
With your bare hands, pinch the tissue napkin just under your fingertips. Once the tissue is firmly clamped, you can remove your hand from the flower crown.
Step 8. Twist the tissue to form a stalk
Follow the direction of the fold you made to form the flower crown as you twist the stem. Once you have formed a stalk about 2.5 cm long, stop twisting. The top of the flower will stay firmly in place.
Step 9. Twist from the bottom of the stem
Leave one corner and start twisting the tissue to form the base of the stem. The corners left will be used to make the leaves on the stems. Twist until you reach the desired leaf size.
Step 10. Twist both ends of the flower stalk
The more you twist, the thinner the stem will be. Just be careful not to twist so hard that it tears the tissue. Once you reach the center, you can adjust the stems a bit to make them look natural.
Step 11. Display the flowers
It can be a very beautiful table decoration. You can also give it to someone special. This is a simple and sweet expression. Once you get used to it, you'll be able to make roses out of paper towels in just a few minutes. These roses cost less money than real flowers and will not wilt or fall off their petals.
- Try coloring the finished roses with a marker for a more realistic look.
- Make some tissue flowers like this and tie them (or place them in a cup) to make a decorative wreath on the table.