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

Envelope Napkin Fold Step 2

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.

Envelope Napkin Fold Step 4

Step Four: Fold the bottom third of the napkin up

Envelope Napkin Fold Step 5

Step Five: Fold the top third of the napkin down

Envelope Napkin Fold Step 6Envelope Napkin Fold Step 6

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

Envelope Napkin Fold Step 7

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 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!