5 ideas and master classes on the manufacture of crafts from

You will be surprised when you find out how many beautiful crafts can be made from paper or openwork napkins. In this material, we presented 5 step-by-step master classes, following which you can make decor items, table accessories, Christmas decorations, gifts for loved ones or toys for children. By the way, all ideas are calculated for both adult and children's creativity.

Master class 1. Dancing dolls from paper napkins

Looking at these elegant figures of ballerinas and fabulous fairies, it seems as if they were making a real master. In fact, even children from the most common paper napkins can make such hand-made articles by their own hands.

  • Ballerina from paper napkins
  • Ballerina from paper napkins
  • Ballerinas from paper napkins on mobile phones
  • Fairy of paper napkins
  • Fairy of paper napkins
  • Fairy of paper napkins
  • Fairy of paper napkins

Ways to use a paper ballerina can come up with a lot. For example, it can be hung on a Christmas tree, put on a shelf as a figurine, presented to a loved one, used as a doll, or from several dancers to make a children's mobile as in the photo below.

Ballerinas from napkins in the form of mobile phones

Mobiles with ballerinas from napkins

What you need:

  • Flexible wire length approx. 1.5 m;
  • Uniform napkins of any color (in this project we use napkins 30 × 30 cm.);
  • Glue PVA and brush for its application;
  • Needle with thread;
  • Scissors.

How to do it:

Step 1. First we need to make the skeleton of the ballerina from the wire. To do this, divide your wire into two unequal parts: a long wire should have a length of 90 cm, a short one - about 40 cm. You can make a ballerina of a different size, but keep in mind that her dress will be made of a napkin, which means that the "skeleton" should not be too large. In this master class, the size of the "skeleton" is calculated on a dress from a napkin 30 × 30 cm.

Step 2. Fold the long wire in half, twist it a little, and then form a small loop (see photo below). It will be a head. Spread the two ends of the wire apart to make your legs, then make a loop on each leg.

  • Skeleton of ballerinas from wire
  • Skeleton of ballerinas from wire

Step 3. To make the hands, fold a short wire in half, twist it, forming on the ends of the eyelet. Then wrap and tie the resulting tuft of the ballerina torsus just below the neck. As a result, each hand will be 7-8 cm in length, and the "skeleton" will look something like the photo.

Skeleton of ballerinas from wire

Step 4. Now we will deal with the "muscles". Cut or simply rip the napkins on narrow strips and start wrapping them "skeleton", along the way lubricating layers of paper with PVA glue using a brush. When the figure is ready, leave it to dry.

Muscle building

Step 5. While our ballerina dries, you can make her dress. Take a squared napkin (that is, in its original form), fold it into a triangle, then bend the top of the triangle to the fold line and cut the workpiece along the curve as shown in the photo below.

Making a ballerina skirt

Straining the napkin, you will see that it is carved in the form of a quadrant (quarters of a circle). Attach the quadrant to 2-3 napkins folded into a pile and cut out the blanks for the dress.

Step 6. Twist each workpiece so that the dress turns out to be soft and textured. If desired, at this stage, the napkins can be painted.

Making a ballerina skirt

Step 7. Take 2-3 pieces for the dress, fold them as shown in the photo and cut them off at once (just a little!).

Making a ballerina dress

Step 8. Now put the dress on the ballerina through the resulting hole, pull it up to the shoulders, then sew the back and front parts of it together. Hooray, almost done! It remains only to tighten the waist with a thread / ribbon and tie / glue the loop to it (eg, to the back or hands lifted upward).

Making a ballerina dress

Ballerina from napkins

Experimenting with the color, length and shape of the dress, as well as the position of the hands and feet, you can create a whole collection of unlike each other dolls.

Ballerinas from napkins

Ballerina in tricot

See also: Flowers from paper with their own hands - 4 master classes for beginners.

Master-class 2. Bulk balls from openwork napkins

Now we offer to make crafts from lacy napkins in the form of three-dimensional balls that can decorate any holiday, especially New Year and Christmas.

Three-dimensional balls from napkins

Three-dimensional balls from napkins

And from the lace balls is a beautiful mobile.

Three-dimensional balls from napkins - мобили

These little balls on the children's mobile are made of 4 wipes, which were previously decorated with colored paper

What you need:

  • 10-12 openwork napkins for a cake (you can use openwork napkins of smaller diameter to make small balls, in this case for one ball you need about 4-10 napkins);
  • Thread (colored or white);
  • Needle;
  • Beads for decoration (optional).

Openwork napkins

How to do it:

Step 1. Fold 10-12 wipes for the cake with a pile and draw a line in the middle.

Step 2. Sew the pile of napkins straight on the line. Use the clothespins to fix the sheets for the time of sewing.

Bowl of lace napkins for cake

Step 3. Straighten your ball.

Master class 3. Lush flowers

These beautiful paper flowers can be put in a vase or glued on a wall, say, to decorate a sweet table for a birthday, wedding or March 8.

Flowers on stems

What you need:

  • 4 wipes of the same color;
  • 1 Napkin of contrasting color;
  • Thread or ribbon;
  • Scissors;
  • Wooden skewers or any other wooden stick;
  • Glue;
  • Scotch.

Materials for making a flower from napkins

How to do it:

Step 1. Spread out your napkins and put them in a pile.

Step 2. Take the contrasting cloth in its original form (that is, folded into a square) and cut off its edges about 2.5 cm wide from the right and bottom sides.

Flower from a napkin

Step 3. Spread the contrasting napkin, put it on top of the rest, then from the resulting stack add up the accordion. Squeeze the accordion in the center and tie it with a string.

Step 4. Fit the rounded or tongue-shaped ends of the accordion with scissors.

Flower from a napkin

Step 5. Spread your accordion so that it resembles a bow, then start gently lifting each layer of paper to the center to "fluff" the flower.

Flower from a napkin

Step 6. Using Scotch tape, glue the wooden skew-stem to the purplish part of the flower, then mask the tape itself with a piece of napkin. Hooray! Your craft is ready! By the way, if you dye the stems of flowers with green paint and add them with artificial leaves, the flowers will turn out more believable.

Hydrangea from napkins

Who would have thought that the white hydrangeas in the photo were made of paper napkins. To make one hydrangea, make two flowers according to our instructions and glue them together or just use more napkins. In this case, it is desirable to trim the edges of napkins with waves, stalks to color and supplement them with large artificial leaves

See also the material: How to make flowers from tissue - 4 master classes for beginners.

Master class 4. Angels from openwork napkins

Another idea of ​​the New Year crafts from lace napkins - angels for decorating a Christmas tree or a festive serving.

Angel of Napkins

What you need:

  • Openwork napkins;
  • Scissors and clerical knife;
  • Glue for paper;
  • Felt-tip pens;
  • A chenille wire or a brush for cleaning a smoking pipe (sold in tobacco stores) is silver / gold.

How to do it:

Step 1. First we need to make the body of the angel. To do this, cut the napkin in half so that you have two semi-circles. Then with a clerical knife, make small slots for the wings in one of the semicircles. Glue the edges of the semicircle to make a cone.

Step 2. Now make the wings. Take the remaining half circle and cut it into two pieces. Put the resulting quarters in the slits on the back of the angel (corners).

Step 3. Finally, make the face of the angel. Draw two identical circles (diameter determine by eye and to your taste), cut them out, then draw a closed eye and mouth on one of the circles. The second circle will become a cap, it needs to be glued behind the face and just above it. By the way, if you have a shiny silver or gold paper, then the angel's cap is better to cut out of it.

Step 4. The angel is almost ready, it remains only to make a halo. To do this, take the chenille wire or brush to clean the tube, at one end make a round loop and slightly tilt it. Next, glue the angel's face to the wire and, finally, insert the wire into the tip of the cone (body) and fix it with glue or tape (on the inside of the cone).

Here are a few ideas of crafts from openwork napkins in the form of angels, which are not difficult to make by themselves even without instructions.

Angels from openwork napkins and plastic balls

Angels from openwork napkins and plastic balls

Angels from openwork napkins

Angels from openwork napkins

Angels from openwork napkins

Crafts were made from delicate napkins, wooden beads and chenille wire

Angels from openwork napkins

Angels from openwork napkins

See also: Flowers from tapes with their own hands - 6 master classes for beginners.

Master class 5. Butterflies for holiday decoration

Now we will show you how to make such butterflies in a few minutes. This master class is so simple that even the smallest needlewomen can cope with it.

  • Butterflies from napkins in table setting
  • Butterflies from napkins in table setting
  • Butterflies from napkins in table setting
  • Butterflies from napkins in table setting

What you need:

  • Two paper napkins;
  • Wire (preferably in colored braid);
  • Clothespin

How to do it:

Step 1. First make the top pair of wings. To do this, fully unfold the napkin, then fold it with a triangle. Fold the triangle with the accordion and tighten the center with the clothespin.

Butterfly from a napkin

Step 2. Now make the lower wings. Take an undiluted napkin and place it in front of you with a diamond. Fold the accordion as shown in the photo.

Butterfly from a napkin

Step 3. Connect the upper and lower wings with wire and remove the clothespin.

Butterfly from a napkin

Step 4. With two ends of the wire, tie a straw or use an adhesive tape to decorate the wall with a butterfly.

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