In this installment of Art From Everyday Objects, I’m working with paper napkins. Juliette wrote me and said, “We made the switch to cloth napkins before finishing off our paper napkin supply, so I’d like to move those out to avoid temptation!”
Juliette, I have several ideas for you! And whoa, who knew paper napkins could serve a purpose more than wiping morsels from messy faces?
Paper napkins turned into flowers. Just lay out 3 or 4 napkins flat, accordion fold them and then tie a twist tie around the center. Then fluff them out by peeling apart the layers. This creates a bow shape. The flower centerpiece above was created using two bows layered on top of each other. The bows below are made the same way.
Bows! Follow the tutorial above and just wrap around a piece of napkin to cover the twist tie in the center and hot glue.
Paper napkins turned into more flowers. The “bubbles” were made using string tied around cotton balls. Similar to this concept I created a while ago.
I could see a bunch of these covering a wall for a party or covering a canvas creating a multi-dimensional art piece. Best of all, they literally only cost pennies to make and take only minutes.
And fluffy pom pom thingys. Made from different size bows and just layered on top of each other.
There you go, 4 unique and pretty ways to use up paper napkins. Do you like? Can you all think of any other ideas?