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

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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 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 – 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.

Photo Jul 11, 10 38 54 AMStep two: Place the silverware along the bottom edge in the center of the napkin (where the box is in this photo).

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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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