In order to make a rose from a napkin open
a napkin out fully. Fold the top two inches over towards you. Pinch the upper
left corner between the index and middle finger of your left hand as it is
shown on Figure 1 (alternatively, you can use middle and ring finger or even
ring finger and little finger for more accurate and miniature roses). Take the
upper right corner of the napkin in your right hand.
Starting by moving your right hand away
from you, wrap the napkin around the first two fingers of your left hand.
(Looking down you will be going counter clockwise.) If you are doing it right,
the folded portion of the napkin will stay on the outside.
Keep winding to within about two inches of
the end of the napkin. Find the corner of the napkin and pull it up and to the
left forming a triangle (Figure 2). This will be the outside petal.
Finish winding the napkin the rest of the
With your right hand, pinch the napkin
together just below your left fingers. The portion above the pinch is the rose
bud, while the rest of the napkin will become the stem and leaf (Figure 3).
Start twisting the napkin below the pinch.
The tighter you twist the stronger the stem will be (but donít tear the
napkin). Once you have started the twist, you can take your left fingers out of
the bud and use both hands to twist the stem. Stop about half way down.
Find the remaining exposed corner of the
napkin. Gently pull it upward so it is above where you stopped twisting. This
will become the leaf (Figure 4).
Pinch the napkin together just below where
you had stopped twisting. Continue twisting the napkin in the same direction as
before until you reach the end of the napkin and the rose is complete (see
To give your rose more natural look you may
slightly twirl the center of the bud and bend down outside petal.