in place of my regular "top ten" post on wednesday's, i thought i'd bring you a fun and super easy diy craft for the holidays...or any time of year!
two packages of 3-ply (typical party napkins) napkins in two sizes - one larger and one smaller; a pair of scissors; some sort of string/stretch to tie
start with the larger napkins:
cut around the outside of the napkin (the ribbed part):
you can cut it at sharp angles (like mine) or more round and soft:
do this with at least 2 large and 2 small napkins. if you want a fuller flower, cut out more napkins.
then you just layer the napkins, starting with the larger ones on the bottom:
then lay the smaller ones on top:
then you fold like an accordion (each fold is about 1" wide):
hold the middle of the accordion together:
and tie with your string:
so it looks like a cute little bow tie:
then you just fluff up the napkins, separating them until you get the shape you like:
there will be less of a clear divide in the middle with more napkins:
and there you have it! the perfect homemade poinsettia for the holidays!