Valentine’s Day Napkin Centerpiece

After making a trip to a few craft stores and a few times to the dollar section at Target, I look around my house and notice I’ve got piles everyone of random inexpensive craft items.  Often I have no plan for them, but at some point have declared, “Oh, I could totally do something with this!”

Case in point, my newest Valentine’s Day Centerpiece!  It’s made out of Target Christmas napkins on clearance for $0.50 and Hobby Lobby paper straws for $1.00 = a total of $1.50, folks!

Supplies:
. red and white striped cocktail napkins
. green and white striped paper straws
. scissors
. string
. hot glue gun

To make the flowers, take one napkin and fold it in half to make a triangle.
Then, fold it in half two more times.  On the folded edge of your napkin, cut a curved petal shape.  Be sure to leave a small portion of the folded edge in tact.

Unfold your napkin and there should be four separate pieces.  Lay them on top of each other and gather at the bottom.  Then, pinch into a tiny point.  I wrapped a piece of string around the napkin point twice, for extra holding power.

Using my hot glue gun, I glued the flower point to the tip of my paper straw.  I left the ribbon long for a little decoration.

You can go simple and just do a single flower.

Or you can do a small bouquet to put on display.
I was really excited with how lovely these turned out.  I have a fun Valentine’s Day party planned in a few weeks and these will definitely be making an appearance!
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20 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day Napkin Centerpiece

  1. I beyond love this! I want to do this for birthday parties etc. Ive never paid attention to napkin patterns but you better believe I will be now. Thank you so much for sharing, I am excited to take advantage of this someday soon

    Sonnet @ Sohosonnet Creative Living

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