A Date to Remember – 12/13/14

This weekend marks one of our busiest December weekends we’ve had in a long time. As far as we can tell, the only reason for this is the date. Tomorrow will be the last sequential date, 12-13-14, until January 2nd, 2034. So I did a little searching and boy, is it popular… Keep reading by visiting our new blog page on our website!



DIY Weddings: Fan Napkin Fold in Glass


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 Two: fold in half again to make a small square – keep the open end facing towards youFold2

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 Seven: Fold the left and right sides underneath so the corners of the triangle are now touching on the backFold7

Step Eight: Gently pull out the top corners creating the fan


Step Nine: Carefully place in the glass

Step Ten: Adjust to you liking & you’re done!


DIY Weddings: Napkin Fold – Envelope

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)

Envelope Napkin Fold

For this fold you’ll need one of our solid polyester 20×20 napkins and an optional charger plate to put it onEnvelope Napkin Fold Step 1

Step One: Fold the napkin in half to form a triangle

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Step Two: Fold the outer corners in to meet in the middle (so the points are still touching the edge of the fold)Envelope Napkin Fold Step 3

Step Three: In a similar way, fold the outside edges in to meet in the middle of the napkin.

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Step Four: Fold the bottom third of the napkin up

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Step Five: Fold the top third of the napkin down

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And there you go! A super simple fold with many uses!

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Just place it on a charger to finish off the look and you have a unique place setting for your guests.

Envelope Napkin Fold on Charger

DIY Weddings: Napkin Fold – Triangle Pocket

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.

To start you need one of our 20×20 Solid Polyester or Satin Polyester Napkins. In these photos we used the Navy Solid Polyester (below this first image we have more detailed instructions).


Step One: Fold the napkin in half horizontally

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Step Two: Fold the bottom right corner up to the middle of the top edge of the napkinPhoto May 31, 11 53 06 AM

Step Three: Do the opposite with the other side – Fold the top left corner down to meet the new corner on the bottom edge

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Step Four: Fold the bottom left corner up to meet the top left corner

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Step Five: Fold the left side in along the vertical crease from the bottom point to the top left corner

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Step Six: Fold the top right corner down and tuck it into the existing pocket

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And there you have it!

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Like we said above, the pocket can be used in many different ways – flowers, silverware, menus, place cards, party favors, et cetera!

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Place it on a charger and you’ll have a beautiful setting for any event.

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DIY Wedding: Napkin Fold – Pinwheel

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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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

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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).

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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.

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Place it on a charger, add some flowers and you have an adorable and whimsical start to your summertime event!

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Make sure to check back next week for a post about some more of 2014’s biggest wedding trends!

DIY Wedding: Napkin Fold – Simple Ribbon

Spring has sprung and as we mention in our last post – so have the pastels! So in this “Simple Ribbon” Napkin Fold we will be featuring our pastel yellow (Maize) napkin as well as our silver charger plate. The maize napkin goes wonderfully with our Charcoal linen. Put it all together and it creates the perfect look for a casual spring event!

This napkin fold is probably the easiest one we’ve done yet! All you need is one of our 20×20 polyester napkins, a charger plate, and a few flowers or other accent piece if you’d like.

Photo Apr 21, 11 45 15 AMStep One: Lay the napkin out flat and fold in half (into a rectangle)

Photo-Apr-21,-11-45-03-AM Step Two: Fold in half again


Step Three: Fold in half one more time so you have a long, narrow rectangle


Step Four: Take the right side and fold it down (just under half way up the napkin) so the edge is perpendicular with the rest of the napkin


Step Five: Fold the left side down to meet the right making an arrow shape

Photo-Apr-21,-11-44-20-AMStep Six: Fold the Left side at the corner to cross over the right side


And there you have it!

Photo-Apr-21,-11-43-56-AMPlace the napkin on a charger plate:

Photo Apr 21, 11 43 36 AMAnd add some flowers (or other decor) for a finishing touch!

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 Now you have a quick, simple fold that creates a beautiful addition to any table setting.

Photo Apr 21, 11 42 55 AMMake sure to check out our other napkin folding tutorials as well as our new website for all of our rental products!


DIY Wedding: Napkin Fold – Buckle Bow

It’s been a while since we’ve done a napkin fold so I figured we do one with a little more bling to ring in the new year – the Buckle Bow.

For this fold you’ll need one of our 20×20 solid polyester or polyester satin napkins (I used solid polyester), and as the name suggests – a buckle such as our Diamond Buckle.


Step one: To start, lay the napkin flat out on the table with the buckle off to the side and fold the top third down.


Step two: Fold the bottom third up to meet the top edge


Step three: Take the right side and fold it just past a quarter of the way over


Step four: Take the left side and fold it just past a quarter of the way over (the two edges should now overlap just a little bit).


Step five: Accordion fold or gather up/scrunch the napkin in the middle



Step six: With the side that was facing up now facing the middle bar of the buckle, thread the napkin through one side of the buckle so it’s just over halfway down the napkin


Step seven: Fold the napkin down and thread it through the other side of the buckle.


Step eight: This part takes a little fussing around with the fabric to make sure the buckle is on the middle of the napkin and that the edges lay just how you want them to.


Once you’ve got it just right, place it on the charger and you’re ready to go!

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Photo Jan 09, 12 14 12 PMTo add even more bling, we also added a buckle to the sash on this chair.

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Photo Jan 09, 12 13 23 PMAnd there you have it! An elegant setting for whatever events the new year will bring!