Napkin Fold

Napkin Folding 101

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Because we think that knowing how to fold a napkin makes a big difference, we want to guide you into mastering the art of napkin folding {or at least the 101 part of it ;)..} 

Let’s start with some tips so that the folding becomes part of the fun of the party giving process.

1. Remember that is all about the experience for your guests. Choose fabrics that are soft to the touch like cotton or linen.

2. Use square napkins 16×16 or larger.

3. Coordinating your napkins with your tablecloth or table runner, is not the same to matching them. Make it fun and add colors and/or patterns that complement each other.

4. Make sure they are ironed and wrinkle-free.

5. When trying out a new fold, practice a few times to get the hang of it.

6. After each step of the fold press the napkin to set in place.

Now, let the folding fun begin!

THE LONG FOLD

Sleek and clean. This look is a winner on any table setting

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STEP 1…

Begin with the napkin open as a square, then fold in half horizontally.

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STEP 2…

Fold the bottom edge up to the center part of the napkin.

STEP 3…

Fold the top edge up to the center of the napkin.

STEP 4…

Flip over the napkin. Place on top or between plates. Let it hang a little over the edge of the table. Done!

THE POCKET FOLD

This fold is a favorite for obvious reasons. It makes a pocket. And who doesn’t love pockets? You can add all sorts of goodies in this one. From flowers to candy canes, a menu card, a personal note, or something simple as silverware. 

STEP 1…

Start with the napkin open as a square, then fold it horizontally so that the top edge meets the center of the napkin. 

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STEP 2…

Fold the bottom edge under so that it meets the center line on the underside of the napkin.

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STEP 3…

Fold the right edge of the napkin vertically to meet the center of the napkin

STEP 4…

Repeat with the left side so that the two outer edges meet in the center. 

STEP 5…

Fold in the center. Add something pretty, like a flower into the pocket.. Done!.

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HOW TO FOLD A NAPKIN INTO A DIAMOND 

Graceful and light is what best describes this fold. 

STEP 1…

Begin with the napkin open as a square, laid out as a diamond, then fold it in half to make a triangle with the folded edge at the bottom. 

STEP 2…

Hold one finger at the center of the bottom fold and, with the other hand, move the right corner to meet the tip of the triangle.

STEP 3…

Repeat with the left corner, creating a diamond shape with a pair of folds forming a line down the middle.

STEP 4…

Hold one finger at the center of the bottom fold and, with the other hand, move the right corner to meet the tip of the triangle.

STEP 5…

Repeat with the left corner, creating a kite shape. You could leave it like that, or flip it over and have the beautiful diamond shaped napkin. Done!

We know that for all of you party givers hosting requires a lot of detail attention from the food and drinks to the table settings, So, put a little extra effort into small things like the napkins, and this will add character and love to your gathering making your guests feel important and cherished.  

So, get to it and happy folding! Also, stay tuned for more folds to come…. Also, check out our very practical guide on How to set up a Table to Love by yourself.

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Would you be trying these any time soon? Leave us a comment if you will…  

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