3 Easy, Elegant Napkin Folds

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3 Easy, Elegant Napkin Folds

When you’re having guests over for dinner, it’s time to break out the nice linen napkins. We’re all for a paper towel on a regular weeknight, but company makes you go the extra mile. Instead of just laying a plainly folded napkin on top of each plate, take a few extra moments and create a little art. It’s a simple way to make your table that much more festive.

All you need are the napkins you already have!


  • Napkins

  • Black suede leather cord

  • Gold ribbon

  • Evergreen sprigs

  • Berries

  • Candy cane


Option 1:

  1. Take a black suede leather cord and cut off a piece, long enough to wrap around a napkin.

  2. Take your napkin and pleat it from corner to corner diagonally.

  3. Tuck the lower half under.

  4. Tie the napkin with the piece of leather cord.

Option 2:

  1. Take a gold ribbon and cut a small strip.

  2. Pleat the napkin horizontally from end to end.

  3. Fold the pleated napkin roll in half.

  4. Tie a ribbon around the napkin to secure it.

Option 3:

  1. Fold the napkin in half.

  2. Fold again just below the end. Repeat one more time.

  3. Turn the napkin over and fold the corners in diagonally.

  4. Then add embellishments to the center such as berries and a sprig of evergreen.