DIY Weddings: Fan Napkin Fold in Glass

 

The Newest DIY Napkin Fold from Beyond Elegance – please scroll down for more detailed instructions

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You’ll need a 20×20 Solid Polyester Napkin and a wine glass

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Step One: Fold the napkin in half

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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

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Step Four: Fold the right corner down so that the right edge of the triangle moves over to the center of the triangle

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Step Five: Repeat with Left corner so the edges are meeting in the middle

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Step Six: Fold the bottom third under making a new triangle

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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

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Step Nine: Carefully place in the glass

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

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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 – 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.

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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.

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

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

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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).

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

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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

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

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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.

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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 13 23 PMAnd there you have it! An elegant setting for whatever events the new year will bring!

 

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 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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Step eight: if the points aren’t staying, the top one can be flipped over and tucked down Photo Aug 02, 12 14 59 PM

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 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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