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A Date to Remember – 12/13/14

This weekend marks one of our busiest December weekends we’ve had in a long time. As far as we can tell, the only reason for this is the date. Tomorrow will be the last sequential date, 12-13-14, until January 2nd, 2034. So I did a little searching and boy, is it popular… Keep reading by visiting our new blog page on our website!

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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 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 – 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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