Special Napkin Folds

A special table says that you really value your guests when you make the extra effort to set the table beautifully.

 

Special Napkin Folding Instructions

A beautifully set table is enhanced by an artistically folded napkin at the place. See our easy tutorials on how to create 12 different napkin folds. You're sure to find one you love.

French Pleat

French Pleat

Step 1


Fold napkin in quarters

Roll the first layer of the napkin toward you to the center

Fold the second layer toward you and under the first - Do not Roll.

Leave the same width of the napkin as the rolled edge.

Fold the next layer of the napkin away from you and under the second leaving the same width as other two folds.

Fold under the right and left side edges to center back.

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Candle

Candle

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Fold napkin in half diagonally forming a triangle.

Fold one-fourth of the base edges of napkin up forming a cuff.

Turn napkin over. Carefully roll left to right.

Tuck the remaining corner inside the cuff to hold the Candle firm.

Position the Candle with the highest point of the napkin facing you.

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Crown

Crown

Step 1


Fold the napkin in half diagonally forming a triangle.

Fold the left and right triangle to the top forming a square.

Turn the napkin to form a diamond. Fold the bottom point 2/3 of the way to the top point and fold the bottom point back again to the base line.

Turn napkin over and tuck the far corners into one another forming a round base.

Stand a napkin upright and flair out the two top corners to form a Crown.

 

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Goblet Fan

Goblet Fan

Step 1

Fold napkin in half with the edges at the bottom

Accordion pleat form right to left.

Fold the bottom third up.

Insert into goblet and spread pleat to form fan.

 

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Peak

Peak

Step 1

Fold the napkin toward on end into quarters.

Fold the right and left edge under and towards you creating a triangle at the top of the napkin.

Roll the right and left edges up into the base edges of the triangle.

Turn the fold over standing the triangle point up with the open edge facing you.


 

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Flame

Flame

 

Step 1

Fold tall four corners of a flat napkin to the center.

Fold the bottom half under the top half.

Fold the right half over the left half.

Turn the napkin clockwise to create a diamond.

Roll the top layer toward center forming a band.

Turn the second layer under to form a second band.

Fold the left and right hand edges under.

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Trifold

Trifold

Step 1

Fold the napkin in half diagonally form a triangle with the long point facing you.

Fold the far left and right had corners of the triangle toward you to the bottom point.

Fold the napkin in half bringing the bottom point under to meet the top point.

Left the napkin at the center to stand upright on the two side edges.

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Opera Fan

Opera Fan

Step 1

Fold napkin in half.

Fold width into accordion fold leaving last four inches flat.

Fold accordion in half with folds on outside; four inch flat will protrude from the center.

Create a stand by folding the four inch flat toward the base of napkin letting the folds fan out.

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Bird of Paradise

Bird of Paradise

Step 1

Fold the napkin in quarters with the four edges toward you.

Fold the edges up to form a triangle.

Fold the left and right points of the triangle to the center and then fold the extended points under.

Lift the center and hold the base - pull the four napkin edges out of the center to create the bloom.

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Cardinal Hat

Cardinal Hat

Step 1

Fold the napkin in diagonally forming a triangle.

Fold the left and right hand corners of the triangle to the top.

Turn the napkin over so that no fold are visible.

Fold up the bottom tip of the triangle and fold in half.

Fold the right side over the left making a circle.

Tuck one end of the triangle into the other.

Place the Cardinal Hat in an upright position and flare out points slightly.

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Rose

Rose

Step 1

Fold all four corners of a flat napkin into the center: then fold four points again to the center.

Turn the napkin over and fold four points again to the center pressing all folds tightly.

Turn napkin to form a diamond. Using one hand to hold two points at front center of the napkin and with the other hand reach under that point and pull up flap.

Repeat at three other points.

Holding center points, reach between petals and pull out additional flaps.

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