Table setting is a creative, interesting business. I would like to create an unusual festive mood, using imagination and taste. Beautiful design involuntarily makes guests rejoice at a magnificent celebration, a friendly meeting, and invites everyone to join in the fun. It is necessary to ask a question about how to make a lotus out of napkins when it comes to the napkins themselves. If you look at the abundance on the table, it will not seem at all beautiful if the napkins stand in an ordinary stand. It turns out that you need to show fiction and find an interesting solution.
... Some novice designer will ask. There is no definite answer. Firstly, just like that. Napkins, like paper, allow you to create any composition - even a tank, even a swan. Lotus is one of the many possible creative solutions. But we chose it for a reason. Both aesthetic and practical aspects are important.
Flowers always create a festive mood. They are capable of capturing many looks, and at the table too. From an aesthetic point of view, the lotus is a unique flower. In the history of man, he always took the place of a certain spiritual perfection, it suffices to recall a simple example - yoga. The lotus owes its status to its form - a lush, wide, free plant that sways smoothly on the surface of the water. Returning to the festive table, it is possible to characterize such a form of napkins as a symbol of cleanliness, which is important when eating, a symbol of the hosts honesty before the guests, trust and kindness. Volume and airiness are formed due to the light and porous material. Of great importance is the pyramidal shape of the flower, it gives solemnity to the feast. A napkin lotus is a romance. Such a decoration can add harmony and sincerity to a dinner for two and a family evening.
Considering a practical point of view. Lotus is an ideal form for a table. Each petal is a separate napkin that can be pulled out without damaging the remaining composition, and the circular arrangement of these elements allows you to get a napkin from any convenient side.
Napkin decoration can be made evenday. But can it surprise you with such a miracle as a lotus from napkins, a serving master, after some time? What else to surprise guests on a holiday? Of course, this will not disturb a person for whom any meal is a holiday.
Table setting - the most logical and appropriatenapkin lotus application. However, there are non-standard solutions. It is enough to recall children's crafts. Making a flower model can be entrusted to the young generation. You can make a small present for mom or grandmother in kindergarten or at school.
Material for decoration
For lotus, it is recommended to choose exclusivelysoft napkins. Coarse paper towels and napkins are not recommended. Due to its soft structure, breathability, the lotus is voluminous and magnificent. Large napkins are not needed, ordinary small ones are attractive in that they do not create additional inconvenience. Firstly, the design is small and light: it is easy to place it anywhere on the table. Secondly, getting a small neat napkin out of the overall composition is much easier than a large and uncomfortable one, while destroying half of the flower. In a word, if you decide to make a lotus of napkins with your own hands, you should buy ordinary colored napkins. For the manufacture of jewelry you need at least 2 colors, this should be considered when buying. Now many will remember that on the shelves often are bundles with two colors. Do not pay much attention to them: you still have to purchase 2 packs with 2 colors, since the lotus will take more than 100 napkins, at least 96 of which belong to the same color.
To make a composition of napkinsneed tools: scissors and a needle with a thread. The color of the thread does not matter, it serves exclusively for the internal fastening of the lower tier. Do I need to be reminded of safety precautions? Perhaps it is necessary if the craft is intended for children. Firstly, at least one adult should observe the children's work, he will also help in the formation of the flower.
Clothing - on occasion
Most napkins are many petals.lotus. Based on this, a suitable color is selected, as a rule, in gentle tones. White is ideal for a bright universal holiday: wedding, Easter or New Year. It symbolizes the snow decoration. Yellow - the color is sunny, it is useful for friendly gatherings or birthday. Pink and red are quite romantic options, just look at the photo of a lotus from napkins. Pure red is ideal for a date, for a wedding, for Women's Day - it is a symbol of passion, love. Pink is a calmer color, they can decorate almost any event.
The second color of napkins is a cup, the lower part of the composition. It is often created from dark shades, logically - from green. It is possible to use yellow if it is not present in the main "inflorescence".
Using complementary colors in oneThe composition is rather unusual. The creative decision fully justifies such inclusions. With the help of rolling red and pink shades, it is possible to create beautiful overflows and structures. The inclusion of contrasting tones (yellow and red at the same time) is not characteristic of the lotus, however, such a variety is quite capable of captivating the look: the guests do not care what kind of flower, but it will impress. Our master class with step-by-step photo maintenance will help you to do your own lotus from napkins.
The first step is to make a stand - a cup. She will need 12 napkins. Usually wipes are sold already folded 4 times. If not, they need to be folded four times. Next, the first napkin folds in half diagonally. It turns out a triangle. Turning it right angle up, you need to collapse the figure in half, folding sharp edges together, and deploy it back. A central line forms in the middle. Next, it is necessary to collapse each lateral angle so that the legs of the triangle are attached to its center line. It turns out a kind of tie. In this case, protruding corners are formed below. They need to be wrapped on the other side, and fold the figure along the center line so that these small corners are inside. The first element is ready. Similarly, another 11 cup napkins are formed.
One item is incorrecttriangle. He has a small side. She will be needed. Using a needle with a thread, all 12 parts are sewn in such a way that the small sides of the triangles are folded together, and their large sides form a stand from the bottom. In short, the lotus will stand stably on precisely these sides of the modules. No more needle thread needed. Work on the stand is completed. For clarity, the manufacture of lotus from napkins, we suggest watching a video with instructions.
The main inflorescence
The composition of the petals is a series ofnapkins tending to the top of the lotus. The peculiarity is that the number of elements towards the end does not decrease at all, but remains the same, although the appearance resembles a pyramid. Separate petals are similar modules: it is necessary to make triangles as for a stand. Having taken the finished element, we turn it the same way - with the long side down. There is a hollow in the center of the element, the bend in the center must be bent inward so that the edges of the hollow are diverged to the sides and form a petal. At this time, the narrow side of the triangle represents two independent corners. Having created the shape of the petal, the first module must be fixed in the stand: the corners are inserted into two hollows of the neighboring elements of the stand all the way to the center. Each corner should go into the closest part between the central fold and the edge of the groove.
So the petals are inserted into the stand modules bycircle. For this first row, 12 petals are used. The next 7 rows are formed similarly. In order to create a pyramidal shape, it is important not to forget one simple step: at the end of each tier, the ends of the petals need to be lifted - slightly bent towards the top of the lotus.
When the eighth row of inflorescences is completed, ina very small hole will remain in the center of the flower. If you look there, then at the very core you can see the ends of the stand modules, they create a certain semblance of pestle buds. Now this beauty is ready to please the guests of the table.
Versatility is the key to convenience
It is this decoration size that is veryconvenient, universal, so to speak. Firstly, one lotus of napkins is placed in the hand, which allows you to easily place it anywhere and without damage. Secondly, such a number of napkins is suitable for almost any feast that individual organizers usually arrange on holidays, up to 10 people - and one lotus, as they say, “for the eyes” is enough for the whole company. If we consider the concept of seating guests at the table, then most often within one napkin holder is located up to 5 people. In the maximum case, the table space is just designed so that each of them can reach by hand. As a result, it’s convenient for everyone.
The feast is not always so small. 50 people can gather at some large celebrations at the table, and up to hundreds at the rarest. 100 napkins is, perhaps, ridiculous. And here are some good options. It all depends on how the seats are located at the table. If the serving space is a long narrow string of tables or guests are placed in groups of 5-10 people, it is recommended to make one napkin lotus for each small table, no matter how it is located. Another thing is when the feast is a round “knightly” table. Well, like a drum in "Field of Miracles." Two or three small flowers here you will hardly surprise anyone. Lotus can simply be increased by adding an nth number of additional modules to each row. If the place in the center of the table is not occupied by a large cake or a whole boar, it can be used for a huge lotus, say, three to four times larger than the option proposed in the instructions. If the center of honor is not free, it is recommended to make 4 lotuses with 24 elements in each tier and evenly place them between the center and the edge of the table.
A lotus flower made of napkins is an excellent decoration that without any frills will emphasize the beauty and solemnity of any common meal.