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The Newest DIY Napkin Fold from Beyond Elegance – please scroll down for more detailed instructions
You’ll need a 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkin and a wine glass
Step One: Fold the napkin in half
Step Three: Fold the bottom corner up to meet the top
Step Four: Fold the right corner down so that the right edge of the triangle moves over to the center of the triangle
Step Five: Repeat with Left corner so the edges are meeting in the middle
Step Six: Fold the bottom third under making a new triangle
Step Eight: Gently pull out the top corners creating the fan
Step Nine: Carefully place in the glass
We haven’t done a napkin fold in a little while so we thought it was time for a new one. Here’s a simple envelope fold that would be an adorable way to hide some party favors or a thank-you note to your guests at each place setting!
(Please scroll down to find more detailed instructions)
Step One: Fold the napkin in half to form a triangle
Step Three: In a similar way, fold the outside edges in to meet in the middle of the napkin.
Step Four: Fold the bottom third of the napkin up
Step Five: Fold the top third of the napkin down
And there you go! A super simple fold with many uses!
Just place it on a charger to finish off the look and you have a unique place setting for your guests.
Here’s a simple napkin fold for any event. The Triangle Pocket Fold leaves a clean, finished look and can be used in many different ways. The pocket can be accented with flower, a menu, or even hold the silverware.
Step One: Fold the napkin in half horizontally
Step Three: Do the opposite with the other side – Fold the top left corner down to meet the new corner on the bottom edge
Step Four: Fold the bottom left corner up to meet the top left corner
Step Five: Fold the left side in along the vertical crease from the bottom point to the top left corner
Step Six: Fold the top right corner down and tuck it into the existing pocket
And there you have it!
Like we said above, the pocket can be used in many different ways – flowers, silverware, menus, place cards, party favors, et cetera!
Place it on a charger and you’ll have a beautiful setting for any event.
With spring comes visions of summer – picnics in the park & dinners on the deck are usually what I have in mind. Though most people wouldn’t think of using our rentals for the casual outing, they can come in handy for that big family reunion or 4th of July party your planning. So we though this week we’d highlight our Blue and White Checked (gingham) Napkins in our DIY fold. And what better way to feature the summery pattern than with the equally summery Pinwheel napkin fold!
For this fold you will need one of our 20×20 Blue & White Check Napkins. I also used a small river rock to keep the napkin in place (great for outdoor events) but if you iron the folds it’s not needed.
Step one: Fold the napkin in quarters: fold in half so it make a rectangle and then fold in half again to make a small square.
Step two: Fold the top side of the napkin down so it’s edge is at the middle of the square – approximately 2.5″ down.
Step three: do the same on the left side but as you do, pull the top corner up so it makes a triangle where the edges meet (see next photo).
This creates one point of the pinwheel and will be repeated at each corner – lay the corner down with the left side tucked under the top.
Step four: Repeat this fold on the bottom edge, tucking the bottom under the left side.
Step Five: Repeat again – this is the trickiest part of the fold so I snapped a few photos as I went.
You’ll fold in the right side to meet the middle
This will create two points – make sure the bottom point is folded over to the right (resulting in the right side being tucked under the bottom) and the top point stays where it is (with the bottom tucked under the right).
And there you have it! Since I didn’t iron the folds the napkin would have unfolded itself as soon as I let go – so I grabbed a small river rock to weigh it down. Plus it adds a cute finishing touch.
Place it on a charger, add some flowers and you have an adorable and whimsical start to your summertime event!
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