So many special things happen when people come together over a meal. Whether it's with family or friends, a special occasion, or that special someone, there is something remarkable about sharing a table. It becomes even more special when the table itself is a thing of beauty. One of the best ways to transform your table into an enchanting moment is to accompany your table settings with an elegantly folded napkin.
If you have always loved intricate napkin folds but have felt that it required some special skill, don't fret. It's all very simple once you you learn some basic napkin folding methods. See our easy tutorials on how to create 12 different napkin folds. You're sure to find one you love.
Have you ever gone to a party where the hosts have taken the time to make the table look really special? Didn't the napkins, folded to a pretty shape, add to the total feel of the setting? Some napkins are arranged so beautifully that you don't want to use them.
In your own home, a special table says that you really value your guests when you make the extra effort to set the table beautifully.Even if you've never folded a napkin in your life, these photo tutorials will make it all simple.
The napkin folds presented here are not complicated or difficult. Each one will take only a few minutes, and you'll be pleased with the results.
Start out with the easy ones and attempt something a bit more complicated when you've mastered one. Some are easy, and some more complicated, some use napkin rings, and all will look more presentable if you have the iron out when you're working.
Try all the folds to decide which one you prefer. You might feel that one style is more casual and another more formal. Choose your favorite for the occasion.
The Easiest Folds
These are the folds to start with when working to develop your skills at creating eye-catching napkin decorations. You'll be amazed at the number of different folds, tricks, and variations that are out there. But before you get to those, you'll want to know these basic folds:
- Scarf Napkin Fold
- Traditional Napkin Fold
- Rolling Napkin Fold
- Goblet Fan Napkin Fold
- Knotted Napkin Fold
- Tailored Napkin Fold
Slightly More Complicated Folds
Once you've gotten the hang of the basics, you'll be ready to branch out into more complicated feats. Some of the most popular you'll find are the:
- Wings Napkin Fold
- Pocket Napkin Fold
- Stand Up Fan Napkin Fold
- Three Point "Hat" Napkin Fold
- Cuffed Roll Napkin Fold
- Tulip Napkin Fold
- Cat's Paw Fold
- Triangle Pocket Napkin Fold
Before you know it, you'll be creating your own folds to give your dinner parties and special occasions a one-of-a-kind look that's all your own.
Have fun folding napkins!