Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding | Cloth Napkin Flower Tutorial

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Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding | Cloth Napkin Flower Tutorial

Introduction:

If you love turning napkins into flowers, then you’ll love this lotus napkin folding! Learn how to make a blooming lotus napkin with detailed pictures and instructions. The blooming lotus napkin fold guide is here to teach you how to make a beautiful flower napkin and give your guests something nice to look at while they enjoy their meals. This flower napkin fold is presented as a challenge because of the intricacy and beauty of this beautiful design. It’s perfect for any fancy occasion, so you may want to create a few in advance just in case your guests order a meal off the menu that requires such a fold.

Step 1

Shape the base of the lotus napkin into a diamond

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 01

Let's create the base of this flower napkin. Lay the napkin in front of you. It's best to use a cloth napkin to make softer petals and that it must be a square.

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 02

Fold one corner to the middle. You will fold the napkin into a smaller diamond.

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 03

Bring the other three corners to middle. You should have something like in the picture above.

Step 2

Turn the flower napkin's diamond base into a smaller diamond

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 04

Rotate the diamond into a square. Fold one corner to the middle again.

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 05

Then do the same for the remaining corners. You now have a napkin that's still a square but smaller.

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 06

Flip it over and rotate it into a diamond. Let's start making the petals of the lotus napkin!

Step 3

Create the petals of the lotus napkin folding

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 07

Fold one corner to the middle again.

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 08

Repeat the previous step for the remaining corners.

To make a petal, hold down a corner (yellow dot) while pulling the back flap outwards to the front.

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 09

Repeat the same step to the other corners to make the lotus petals.

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The lotus napkin folding is almost done! One last step!

Step 4

Make the outer petals of the lotus flower napkin

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Step 011

There should be 4 flaps at the back of the model. Pull it outwards to the front. These will be the outer petals of the flower napkin,

How to Make A Blooming Lotus Napkin Folding - Finish

Your origami lotus napkin is done! You may use this flower napkin as a beautiful décor in any event and place.

Extra Tips

  • This lotus flower napkin is meant to look softer which is why we highly recommend that you use a soft cloth napkin. We have a similar instruction instruction called the water lily napkin which is a bit similar to this napkin but paper napkin is used. Check it out here here!
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5 COMMENTS

  1. So lovely

  2. When I do petals the napkin unfold on its own

    • you need to hold the petals down

  3. I dont get the difference between the lotus and lily napkin

    • lotus is uses soft napkin while lily uses a stiff hard napkin

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