Napkin Folding and Ideas

How do you spruce up a plain napkin? Let us count the ways: fold it into a simple pocket, an origami roll, a lotus flower for the spring, or a Thanksgiving turkey (complete with pleated feathers) for the fall. Other ideas? Personalize it with embroidered stitches, a decorative charm, or a floral napkin ring. Whether you're hosting a formal sit-down dinner or a casual get-together among friends, a neatly folded napkin is always a "Good Thing" for the table.

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Angled Pocket Napkin Fold Technique
It's easy as 1-2-3! Start with a square dinner napkin and give it a three-way fold to form a handy pocket for silverware. 
How to Fold a Napkin in 10 Beautiful Ways
Know when to wrap 'em, when to twist 'em up, and when to go for fun. We're talking about napkins, of course. They're the easiest, most elegant way to dress up your place settings—and they add a big serving of personality to your table, too. To inspire you, we present over a dozen ways to spiff up a plain napkin.
Buffet Napkin Fold
Here's a super-chic way to set the table for your wedding reception (or future dinner parties!). Slip a menu, place card, single bud, or set of utensils into the decorative pouch.
Christmas Tree Napkin Fold
More than one tannenbaum can be found in your home for the holidays. Learn a few quick folds to turn linens into little trees. When personalized with star topper place cards—they're perfect for welcoming guests to the table.
Pocket Napkin Fold
These clever linens serve double-duty as elegant placeholders. For your wedding celebration (and dinner parties to come!), slip a menu, place card, single bud, or set of utensils into the sleek pouch.
Envelope Napkin Fold
Just like its paper counterpart, this super-simple design is ideal for holding any kind of card. Seal in a special surprise at your wedding reception or dinner parties to come.
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More Napkin Folding and Ideas

Lotus Napkin Fold
Also called the water lily or the artichoke, this is one of the best-known napkin folds and will be familiar to anyone who ever made a paper fortune teller as a child. Use it to present dinner napkins or to surround a roll, a party favor, or a flower.
How to Make a Bunny Napkin Fold
Easter rabbit-shaped napkins are a festive detail for the holiday table, and they only require a few simple folds.
Plaited-Wheat Napkin Ring

The loops of this napkin ring riff on traditional compass braids