Napkin rings are so easy to make…so let’s make a glamorous version of it by making an Orchid Fabric Flower Napkin Ring. I know this can make even the most humble of paper plates look classy. Kidding aside, this would look great on your wedding table set up. The techniques I am going to teach here can also be used in making a corsage (just make the ring bigger) or as a cake topper (just bend the ring to make it as the orchids’ stand).
I am so happy that I finally got around this tutorial! This napkin ring tutorial has been dragging me for a year now just because of one simple detail. I wasn’t aware about safe file sharing sites like mediafire till today. Doh! I am really sorry to my readers who has been waiting for this tutorial for the longest time. Thank you so much for my dear readers who have been emailing me to finish this tutorial.
From Left to Right:
Needle and Thread
Orchid Template that you can download at
2 Florist’s Wires Cut in Halves
Silk Fabrics (2 colors
Heavy Starch Spray
Spray heavy starch on your fabrics. Let it dry, and then cut the fabrics with your templates. Cut 4 pieces on each template.
Curl each side lobe of the Orchid’s lip (the ear-like part) by rolling/ sliding the side lobe with your thumb and forefinger.
The other side lobe being curled by the thumb and forefinger.
Both side lobes curled.
Curl the callus with your thumb and forefinger.
The curled callus.
Fold the midlobe at the middle lengthwise with your thumb and forefinger. Press it firmly while folding to make a crease.
Curl the midlobe with your thumb and forefinger.
The curled midlobe.
Assemble your orchid.
The sepals serve as the base.
Put the orchid’s petals on top of the sepals.
Put the Orchid’s Lip on top of the Orchid’s petals.
Stitch the orchid parts together.
Knot when finished.
Create 4 Orchid flowers. Now you have an Orchid Flower.
Bend 1 inch from one end of the florist’s wire to create an unclosed loop. Do the same with the other 3 florist’s wires
Wrap each florist’s wire with the floral tape.
Bend the looped part of the stem forward.
Apply a bead of hot glue on the looped part of the stem.
Attach the back part of the fabric flower to the stem.
Combine two stems of orchids by twisting them together. One orchid should be higher than the other orchid. Do the same with the other 2 orchids.
Combine the two sets of orchids together by twisting the stems together. One set should be higher than the other set.
Wrap the twisted stems with the floral tape.
Now you have a branch of orchids.
THE NAPKIN RING TUTORIAL
From Left to Right:
A Branch of Fabric Orchids
Bend the branch backward, and then create a ring by wrapping 2 – 3 inches of the end of the branch to the middle of the branch.
Wrap the ring with floral tape.
Arrange the flowers.
Now you have an Orchid Napkin Ring!