Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Linen Roses

Y'all.... I came across this idea in a back issue of (what else??) Southern Living (link in sidebar, in too much of a hurry to insert here today!) this morning while "purging" old mags and just had to share.

This is PRECIOUS!!

It's a idea to use for cloth napkins. The photo in the issue shows some bright colored funky ones, but I had some beautifully trimmed antique white ones in a drawer that I wanted to try....

It turned out like this

Isn't that the cutest??!! I tied them with some leftover raffia that I had in my "craft bag" (the article suggested twine, but I was, ummm, fresh out of that!!) . Sooo , when your guests need a napkin at your next little soiree, they can simply "pluck" a flower and unroll. Too cute!


Open napkin flat; then fold the lower left corner to the top right corner. Then, fold lower right corner to the top left corner, forming a triangle. Starting at one corner of the long edge of the triangle, roll it firmly toward the other corner. The result mimics the tight bud of a flower! Tie the "stems" with ribbon or twine, and loosely gather (like a bunch of flowers) in a compote or bowl (I used a low vase). Enjoy!

Taken from Southern Living- 2007

Happy Wednesday and Much Love,


Christy said...

That is cute! But probably wouldn't work quite as well with the paper napkins we stock here! :)

Anonymous said...

These are absolutely darling! I'm holding a bridal shower for my cousin out in my garden and these will be perfect!! Thanks for sharing!

BrittLeigh said...

awww! That is absolutely charming!!!

Linda said...

Thanks for sharing. That is a great idea and looks simple enough that someone not so crafty, like myself, could do.

Ribbon Rock Star said...

Love this idea!


Anonymous said...

That is very pretty!

jen said...

Love the idea! I'm going to try it at my next "girls get together". Thanks for sharing!

Sonya said...

Very cute idea! I'm going to have to do this at my house!

Emily said...

These are beautiful Jennifer, thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

It's a idea to use for cloth napkins.

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