Special occasions make you want to up your game when it comes to table settings. So, take those fancy napkins out and create a display to wow your dinner guests. Here are 12 beautiful and easy napkin fold ideas you can try. Some of these are perfect for upcoming celebrations, too!
Angled Pocket Easy Napkin Fold
For this one, start by folding the napkin in half and then into quarters.
Fold the open corner to meet the opposite corner. Turn the cloth over and fold it into thirds. Turn back over and place with your place setting. For more on this napkin fold, visit Martha Stewart.
This simple idea requires you to fold the napkin in half to form a triangle. Starting with the long edge, fold the edge in one-inch increments until you have a long strip.
Finally, fold the right end over the left and loop it, creating a knot. You can find the tutorial at Bumblebee Linens.
If you’re wondering how to fold napkins with rings, this is a good way to do it. The easiest way to make this idea is to fold the napkin all the way across with accordion folds.
Gather the pieces, and tuck the fan in half. Stick the napkin into a napkin ring about a third of the way. Spread out the accordion folds to make a fan. You can find a tutorial at Animated Napkins.
Relatively easy to make, using a lightly starched napkin will give you more success when attempting this pyramid idea. Check out this website for more on how to make this classic fold.
This is one of the great napkin fold for a Valentine’s Day dinner ideas.
Start by folding the cloth in half, forming a rectangle. Fold it in half again. Next, fold both ends up vertically from the center, much like you would a paper airplane. Finish by folding all four corner flaps underneath the cloth.
This is one of the most common wedding napkin folds and other celebrations where you have assigned seating.
When finished, you can place a name card on top of the cloth to help guests find their seats. For more on how to do this helpful napkin fold check out Beyond Elegance.
Here’s an idea for how to make folded napkins for Thanksgiving. The turkey napkin fold can give your dining room table a Thanksgiving feel.
Keep in mind that this somewhat more complicated idea does require two napkins. So, make sure you have enough for each place setting. For more on this fantastic fold, visit World Market.
Try these Christmas napkin folding ideas for the season!
A tree napkin is great for use during the holidays, especially around Christmas. For instructions on how to do this festive napkin fold, visit Instructables. The best thing about this idea is that folding napkin into a Christmas tree also gives a more festive look.
This simple idea requires you to fold the napkin into a triangle.
Next, fold the wide part of the cloth up about an inch. Flip the napkin over and roll the napkin from left to right. You can find more on this fold at NapkinFolding.net.
A bow tie is easy to do. Simply fold the napkin in half twice, making a long strip. Move the ends of the napkin so that they overlap slightly. Tie wide ribbon around the middle and turn the bow around. Check out Sugar and Charm for more.
For the diamond idea, fold the napkin in half and then into quarters.
Then fold the top layer in half diagonally, continuing with each layer, stopping the fold so that it is slightly shorter than the last. Next, fold each side of the cloth under, as shown at Napkin Folding Guide.
The simple cone napkin idea is great for folding silverware in napkins, a sprig of dried flowers, or other items to spice up your dinner party place settings.
To make your napkins more rigid and easier to work with, iron and starch them before starting. Go to How to Fold Napkins for more on how to make this idea.
Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Some of these are great ideas for those celebrations. Start practicing on these easy napkin fold ideas, and set the table (and mood) for the holidays.