One year, to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, we made red napkin poinsettias using a tutorial similar to this one:
Or you can use directions from this site:
1. Lay the napkin out on a clean flat surface. Fold all four corners to the center of the napkin, forming a smaller square. The square should look as if it is quartered by an "X."
2. Fold all four new corners to the center of the napkin, creating an even smaller square. Again, the square should be quartered by an "X."
3. Press two fingers to the center of the X to hold the folds in place. Flip the napkin over so you can see the smooth back of the square.
4. Fold all four corners in so your square is even smaller. The square should be quartered by an X.
5. Place a glass or other heavy object onto the middle of the X to hold the flaps down as you do the next step.
6. Reach underneath one corner of your square. Pull a fold flap from the center of the underside of the napkin and gently tug it out to form a petal. Repeat with the other three corners.
To make the yellow center, we used dried yellow roses we had saved, but you could use yellow tissue paper, a yellow pompom, or an artificial rose.
Additional ideas for celebrating the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe can be found in the archives!