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).

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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.

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

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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

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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

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And there you have it!

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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 – 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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DIY Wedding: Napkin Folds – Pocket/Silverware Pouch

For the second installment of DIY Wedding: Napkin Folds we are going to show you how to do another basic but common fold, the Silverware Pouch.

Step One: Start with one of our 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkins on the table – this will be folded down the middle.

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Step Two: Fold in half again, brining the bottom edge up to meet the top.

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Step Three: Making sure the open corner is the top left, fold the top-most layer in half diagonally

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Step Four: Flip the napkin over so that the open corner is now the top right

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Step Five: Fold the right side over about 1/3 of the way

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Step Six: Fold the left side over the other 1/3

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Step Seven: Flip the entire nakin over

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And there you have it! Just slide in some silverware and you’re ready to go!

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This Fold is especially great if you’re wanting to fold the napkins before the big day! They lay nice and flat so then when you’re setting up you just tuck in the utensils and lay it on the plate

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DIY Wedding: Napkin Folding – Pyramid Fold

With our DIY Wedding Series, we’ll be going through different ways to fold our napkins. This week’s step-by-step guide is how to do  one of the more common and simple folds, the pyramid fold.

Step One: Start with one of our 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkins on the table – this will be folded down the middle.

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Step Two: Fold the Bottom Corner up to the middle

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Step Three: Fold the top corner down to meet the other corner at the middle

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Step Four: Flip the napkin over and keep the open end away from you

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Step Five: Fold in half pulling the top corner (open end) down to bottom corner (closed end)

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Step Six: Fold in half again (one corner to the other)

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Step Seven: Finished shape – just stand up and add to place setting!

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Finished Look: There you have it, a simple and classy look to finish off your table setting!

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