DIY Weddings: Napkin Fold – Maple Leaf

Since the fall weather has finally arrived we figured a leaf napkin fold would be the most fitting (get a head start on that fancy Thanksgiving dinner you’ll be hosting this year).

So for this fold, as usual, you’ll need one of our 20×20 solid polyester napkins and a napkin ring. You might also need an iron if you prefer sharp folds/creases.

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In this version I didn’t iron the napkin, but if you iron the creases at each step, you’ll end up with a much sharper look.

Step one: fold the napkin in half (with the open end facing away from you)

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Step two: fold the top right corner down to the middle (top layer only)

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Step three: do the same with the top left corner

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Step Four: flip the napkin over

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Step Five: fold the top edge down to meet the bottom edge (top layer only)

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Step six: fold the bottom right corner approximately half-way up (top layer only)

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Step seven: repeat step six with the bottom left corner

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Step eight: rotate the napkin 90 degrees and begin an accordion fold about an inch wide

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Step nine: continue the accordion fold  – this part can be tricky, and may be where the iron comes in handy – just make sure to keep all the layers together.

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Step ten: add a napkin ring

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Step eleven: fluff and adjust the “leaf” to your liking

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Add it to your place setting, and there you have it! Consider using a variety of napkin colors to enhance your fall table scape!

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DIY Wedding: Napkin Fold – Rosette

Last week we showed you how to do the rose-spin fold, this week is a similar fold but with a little more structure.

You’ll just need one of our 20×20 solid polyester napkins.

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Step One: fold the napkin in half diagonally.

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Step two: Starting on the long edge (where the fold is) roll/fold the napkin several times, until you’re about halfway through.

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Step three: flip the napkin over so the fold is underneath.

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Step Four: Starting at one point, roll the napkin around (fairly loosely), all the way to the other point.

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Step Five: when you’ve reached the other point, tuck the tail in to hold in place

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Step Six: pull the two points apart and flatten out (these will make the “leaves”)

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Step Seven: Flip the whole thing over and adjust to your liking!

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That’s all there is to it!

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DIY Weddings: Napkin Fold – Spin Rose

You’d never know by the look of it, but this may be our simplest napkin fold to date!

All you need is one of our 20×20 napkins (for this fold, we recommend the polyester satin instead of solid polyester), and a fork.

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Make sure the napkin is “face” down – so with our satin polyester, that would be shiny side down.

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To start, put the fork in the middle of the napkin and pinch a little bit up in between the tines – think of it like you’re twirling spaghetti noodles.

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Spin the fork, twisting the napkin around. While you’re doing this, you might need to level it out with your other hand so it stays a flat circle instead of a tube.

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Keep spinning!

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Once you’ve wrapped up the entire napkin, remove the fork.

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Flip the napkin over…

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Place on a plate…

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And let go!

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The napkin will unwind a little bit and it might need a little adjusting to keep it symmetrical, but that’s all there is too it!

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DIY Weddings: Napkin Fold – Bow

We received several requests on how to fold the napkin that was featured in our photos of the black flocked swirl overlay so here’s a quick guide for this easy fold.

You’ll need one of our solid polyester 20×20 napkins and one of our silver napkin rings.

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Step one: fold the napkin in half diagonally

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Step two: from the bottom point, start folding up towards the top about an 1 at a time

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Step three: continue folding until you’ve got a long narrow strip

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Step four: fold the left point over about 1/3 of the way

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Step five: Flip the napkin over

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Step six: repeat step four

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Step seven: put the whole thing through the napkin ring

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Step eight: pull the points down to form the tails

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The finished look! I personally can’t wait to use this with a red napkin on a green plate come Christmas time! Let us know if you can think of another time this would be a great napkin fold to use!

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DIY Weddings: Napkin Fold – Place Card Holder

This week in DIY Weddings we’re going to show you a classy and useful napkin fold, the place card holder.

As usual, you will need one of our 20×20 solid polyester napkins, and if you choose to use it as a holder, a name card.

Step one: lay the napkin out on the table and fold the top third down.

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Step two: fold the bottom third up

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Step three: fold the left side down at an angle (so that the top edge lines up with the middle of the napkin)

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Step four: do the same on the right side – fold down at an angle so the top edge meets up with the middle

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Step five: take the left bottom edge (the “extra” part) and roll up

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Step six: do the same to the right side

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Step seven: flip the napkin over

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Step eight: fold the left side up at an angle (so the base edge lines up with the middle)

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Step nine: do the same to the right side (fold at an angle so that the bottom edge lines up with the middle)

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Step ten: finish it off – put it at the setting as is or add a name card, menu, or other item for display

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DIY Wedding: Napkin Fold – Silverware Roll

For the fourth installment of DIY Wedding: Napkin Folds we are going to show you how to do the Silverware Roll.

Outdoor wedding season is in full swing and there are many people turning towards the more casual/picnic style reception. This fold is perfect for such an occasion – it looks great and holds the silverware together, making them portable for a buffet-style meal!

For this fold you will need one of our 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkins, a setting of silverware and possibly one of our Silver Napkin Rings.

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Step one: Place the napkin on the table with one corner facing you, fold this bottom corner up to meet the top corner.

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Step three: Take the right corner and fold it over to cover the silverware

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Step four: Do the same with the left corner

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Step five: fold the base of the napkin up, making sure to contain the silverware, and begin rolling the napkin upwards.

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Step six: Continue rolling

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And there you have it – a nifty little pocket to make carrying a napkin and silverware along with your cup and plate a little easier.

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To make sure the napkin stays in place, you could opt to use one of our silver napkin rings or even tie a little ribbon around it.

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We took it one step further and added a little extra to fancy it up a bit:

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Tell Us: Is there a style of napkin folding you wish you knew how to do? Let us know with a comment or on Facebook, and we might use it for our next DIY Weddings: Napkin Folding Blog!

DIY Wedding: Napkin Fold – Ring Fan Fold

For the third installment of DIY Wedding: Napkin Folds we are going to show you how to do the Napkin Ring Fan Fold which adds a beautiful focal point to any table setting.

For this fold you will need one of our 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkins as well as one of our Silver Napkin Rings

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Step One: Start with one of our 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkins on the table and do an accordion fold back and forth (forward on the white dotted lines, backward on the black dotted lines).

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This is what it looks like half-way through:

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Once you’ve finished the accordion fold, Step Two is to fold the napkin in half.

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Step three is to stick the folded end in through the napkin ring so it’s about 1/3 of the way up the napkin

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Step Four: Spread out the top 2/3 of the napkin to make a fan

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And there you have it! Pretty Simple!

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The finished look:

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