Today, I am having some of my girl friends over for a Sunday brunch. I saw some beautiful lily pads on my walk around the Green Lake yesterday which is the inspiration to today's tutorial.
I will be demonstrating to create a water lily using a bright colored napkin. If you decide to give it try, please let me know how your water lily turned out...
Step 1: Fold the corners of the napkin into the centre and press flat.
Step 2: Repeat the 'step 1' a second time.
Step 3: Holding the center points together, carefully turn the napkin over.
Step 4: Fold the four corners into the center again, but do not press.
Step 5: It is time to make the petals of your flowers now! Holding the center firmly, partly pull out the previous fold from under each corner and gently pull them upwards to make the first layer of petals.
Step 6: To create the base leaves of your water lily, pull out the corners from underneath between the petals.
Step 7: Va laaa... A fresh water lily ready to put a smile on all of guests face when they come.
TIP: Lily pad napkins can hold a bread roll, a small gift or a small jam cup (like the one in the 1st picture) or seasonal decorations such as cones for winter time.