Tutorial: How to fold paper and cloth napkins + 30 folds

How to fold paper napkins

There are several ways to fold paper napkins, we have already seen it, beautiful flowers, trees, bows, among others. You can do it yourself with the help of these instructions and tutorials.

Some ideas are ideal for children’s parties, important dates and to share with friends, we show you some folds:

Paper napkin folding

We present you the idea of napkin folding in the shape of a bow, useful to decorate the table on occasions and festivities, plates and cutlery… look at these ideas…

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Folding of paper napkin into a loop

Tying up your cutlery or utensils on decorative napkins adds a festive touch to any dinner occasion. The utensils can be tied with cloth or paper napkins, depending on your budget and how formal your occasion is.

The cutlery package can be secured with a decorative band to keep the napkin in place.

Things you’ll need…

✔️ Cloth napkins or paper

✔️ Scissors✄


✔️ Ruler

How do you do them?


✔️ Wrapping the napkin

Fold the napkin in half. Then fold the napkin in half again to create a square. Also, if you are working with a pre-folded paper napkin, skip this step, as it is already a square.

Turn the napkin into a diamond shape, with points at the top and bottom, with the folded part closest to you.

Separate the folds at the top of the napkin. Fold the first layer of the napkin to the bottom of the napkin. Repeat this process until there is a layer pointing upwards.

Tuck the side edges of the napkin in a diamond shape into the back. Tucking the side edges behind the napkin pack will alter the shape of the napkin from diamond to rectangular and the top of the napkin will remain pointed.

Slide the cutlery into the pocket created by folding the edges of the napkin down.

✔️ Tie the bow

Cut six to ten inches of tape. Also allowing additional tape will simplify the tying process. In addition, excess tape can be cut off after tying the loop.

Wrap the tape loosely around the napkin pocket and silverware, centering it just below the pocket holding the silverware.

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How to do Bird of Paradise Paper Napkin Folding

The bird of paradise widely used in baptisms, weddings and ceremonies for which a bird is part of an elegant style decoration.

What will you need?

✔️ A coloured square paper napkin (adapted to the motif)

✔ ✔ Dishes and cutlery

How to make the bird of paradise?

✔️ Fold the napkin in half, then form a rectangle.

✔️ Turn in half to the right.

✔️ You turn the top left corner diagonally down and turn it to the right so that the peak is down.

✔️ We turn it over so the peak is up and the bottom is up.

✔️ We take the peak from the left down.

✔️ We do the same with the one on the right.

✔️ We fold the peaks in.

✔️ We fold it in half and straighten the napkin.

✔️ We lift the tips up to make the flower.

How do you make a paper boat with colored napkins?

The paper boat with napkins is a perfect decoration for children’s parties. Also to play origami with the kids. Just like we might need for the paper boats:

✔️ 20 x 20 square napkins

✔️ Colourful cutlery and plates

How to make the napkin-folding boat?

✔️ This type of folding can only be done with small 20 x 20 napkins. So that they don’t come off the plate and the right and left are the same. There are times when the upside down part is clearer.

✔️ The napkin is flattened with the right side facing us

✔️ Then it folds in half. Then fold down

✔️ Turn the right corner down.

✔️ Fold up the bottom

✔️ Turn the napkin over. Also bend the end upwards as well.

✔️ Open a little bit at the bottom. Then place on the plate.

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