Origami Folded Paper Napkins

  • 01 of 04

    Three Types of Origami Napkin Folds. Add Some Pizzazz to Your Table!

    three types of napkin folds
    Rita Shehan

    Make ordinary weekday dinners a bit more special with these origami folded paper napkins. You don’t have to wait for the holidays to make your table décor pretty. You don't even have to bother with cloth napkins. All you need to add some dinnertime fun are cute paper napkins!

    Make dinnertime preparation a family affair. Your children will enjoy helping you set the dinner table and folding the paper napkins giving your tablescape that special touch. Your kids will have fun and will be ever so...MORE proud of their table decorations. Even the youngest ones can help!

    Some people feel that family dinners are becoming a thing of the past. Spending time together at dinner as a family has been proven to have many positive benefits. The University of Florida Extension Center states that family meals affect "children's values, motivation, personal identity, and self-esteem."It is a valuable time to get to know what is going on in one another's lives with active conversation,

    Make your time together as special as possible because your children will be grown and gone before you know it. Make every minute together count! Conversation and a beautiful table will make some lovely family memories your children will treasure in the years to come.

     

     

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  • 02 of 04

    3 Pocket Origami Napkin Fold Instructions

    3 pocket napkin fold instructions
    Rita Shehan

    Make this lovely origami napkin fold that features three diagonal folds across the center of the napkin.

    1. Open a 15 ¾ inch x 15 ¾ inch paper napkin and lay flat on a surface.
    2. Fold the napkin in half, starting with the bottom edge towards the top edge.
    3. Fold the napkin in half once more from the left side to the right. All of the open corners should be on the top right side.
    4. Start folding the upper-right corner downwards about a ¾ inch at a time.  Continue folding until it is a bit past the center of...MORE the napkin.
    5. Take the second layer starting at the top right corner and tuck it under the first layer. You should leave about ¾ in above the first layer.
    6. Tuck the third layer under the second layer and leave about ¾ visible.
    7. Fold the right side of the napkin about 1/3 under, and then fold the left side of the napkin 1/3 under.
    8. You napkin fold is finished and should look like the picture above.
    9. If you are having problems and need more visual instruction make sure to check out this YouTube video.
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  • 03 of 04

    Diamond Napkin Origami Fold Instructions

    diamond napkin fold
    Rita Shehan

    A diamond shaped origami paper napkin fold that features three folds in the center of the paper napkin.

    1. Open a 15 ¾ inch x 15 ¾ inch paper napkin and lay flat on a surface.
    2. Fold the napkin in half, starting with the left edge towards the right edge.
    3. Fold the napkin in half again, commencing with the bottom edge towards the top edge.
    4.  Rotate the napkin so that it is a diamond shape and has all the loose corners on the bottom.
    5. Take the bottom corner of the napkin and fold over about an inch away from...MORE the top corner, as in the above image.
    6. Repeat this step with the next two sheets.
    7. Turn the napkin over.
    8. Fold each side over to the middle as in the above image.
    9. Flip the napkin over. You can fill it with cutlery or flowers as added decor.
    10. If you need more visual instruction check out this YouTube video.
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  • 04 of 04

    Bow Tie Napkin Origami Fold Instructions

    Bowtie napkin fold
    Rita Shehan

    This origami fold is darling. Learn how to transform an ordinary paper napkin into a cute paper bow tie shape.

    1. Open a 15 ¾ inch x 15 ¾ inch paper napkin and lay flat on a surface.
    2.  Bring the left and right edges in and fold them to meet in the middle.
    3. Repeat the folding step again.
    4. Fold the outside edges into the middle. Let them overlap just a little to keep the folds together in the next step. 
    5. Turn the napkin over and tie a ribbon around the middle, pinching it tight to create the bow.
    6. If you need...MORE more visual instruction check out this YouTube video 

    Any one of these three napkin folds will add instant pizzazz to your dining room table. You don't even have to wait for a special occasion! Make some today!