Thursday, March 10, 2011

How to make a lotus flower

For the wedding last week, I made cloth napkins. Some one else did the presentation.

So for my daughter's up coming wedding I gave it a stab. Actually just google napkins folding lotus and you will see a much more explained method. But I will give it a try.

Wash and iron it flat, using spray starch on the wrong side. That is damp spray starch you see, not stains!

Fold the corners into the middle making sure the points are very crisp. Once again spray starch and iron.

Darn spray starch wasn't ready for another photo this time either. But fold the corner in one more time. Iron crisp with starch.

Flip it over, turn the corners in one more time, you know the routine, starch and crisp. You are now ready to pull the petal up from each corner. Trust me I know, I did 24 of these today!
It's less than 48 hours until the wedding!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm getting nervous now.


Brandi said...

Great job! I imagine it's pretty crazy around there right now! Many blessings to your daughter and her husband-to-be. Enjoy the wedding!

P.S. After the wedding, I think a spring header is in order - - the snow is gorgeous, but it's making me cold! haha!

Deanna said...

I hope you pack those masterpieces carefully!!!!! Thanks for the tutorial.

The wedding will be beautiful. Can't wait to see the pictures. Have a safe trip.

Nancy said...

Have a wonderful weekend...relax and enjoy yourselves..whatever happens now is meant to happen!

Rural Rambler said...

It will all be good! Have fun! It will be some wonderful memories :)

Val said...

You are so good! I loved seeing how you did all this. I still can't figure out how I missed all these posts!!! I started a new job and haven't got to read blogs like I normally do. I will get used to it soon though and get back at it.