And 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 holiday place settings — and add a big serving of personality. Here are four sweet and simple techniques. Shuffle through them; we wager you'll find a winner.
Make a Pocket
It's easy as 1-2-3! Start with a square dinner napkin and give it a three-way fold for a handy pocket.
Wrap It Around
Make something that works double-duty: A Thanksgiving menu that doubles as a place card. It makes an elegant addition to the table, especially when paired with gilded greenery and a wrapped napkin.
Add a Craft
Ready to gobble gobble? A 3-D turkey and crayons keep kids occupied. Fan out a tissue-paper honeycomb ball halfway and stick to cardstock.
Tie One On
Pair a loosely knotted napkin with a handwritten place card. It's the perfect place setting for an elegant Thanksgiving table.
Bonus idea! Watch how to make colorful turkey place cards. They are simple to create with just an accordion fold and a turkey template.