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Folding paper napkins – instructions

The cloth napkins have been used for centuries … The paper napkins, however, didn’t come into use until 1887 when John Dickenson introduced them at his company’s annual dinner in the United States. This happened around the same time that the facial towels and toilet paper were introduced. It was a true paper revolution all around. However, paper napkins did not really become popular in American households until the 1950s. Now they are being used to a far greater extent than the cloth napkins, much to the chagrin of both traditionalists and environmentalists.

Folding paper napkins is a popular tradition at all events. However, paper napkins are a budget-friendly substitute. With the right patterns and patience, the plain paper napkins look beautiful too. If the folding paper napkin designs are appropriate for an event, this would be a great way to make a bold statement.

Different ways of folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

The preference for paper napkins over cloth napkins gives the host a greater variety of napkin folding choices. Paper napkins are easy to fold, so creating intricate designs is relatively easy. Before choosing a napkin folding technique, hosts need to consider whether the napkin rings and cutlery are a part of the design.

Fold paper napkins – wedding

Wedding napkin designs are, according to tradition, simple but elegant. The triple fold is the most common napkin fold variation at wedding parties because it holds a fork, knife, and spoon together with a fresh twig or dainty flower.

Three-pocket folding

folding paper napkins

The napkin binders require a 16-square inch paper napkin to create a fold design. First the napkin is folded in half, then in half again to create a smaller square. Then the napkin is rolled back, starting with the top layer, until it is barely over the center of the napkin. The same thing happens with the second and third layers. Finally, the right and left sides are pinned together to create a clean and finished look. The cutlery is placed in the folds created.

Graduation cap napkins

Fold a black or dark colored large square paper napkin in half, then fold the corners of one end toward the center. Flatten the opposite section along this crease. Then align the right corner with the upper right corner so that a diamond shape is created. The hosts fold the napkin corners, turn them and a tassel adds the finishing touches.

Birthday napkins

folding paper napkins

A birthday napkin folding design that also works as a candy bowl is popular with all age groups. They fill napkin bowls that resemble lotus flowers with sweets or snacks. Then next to it, put balloons and flowers.

Lotus flower bowl napkins

The birthday party planners start by unfolding a regular paper napkin to enlarge it. Then fold the four corners towards the center three times to create a small square. After you have turned the napkin, the four corners fold back towards the middle. Finally, they place the napkin over a paper cup and turn each layer down to make the “petals” and give the other napkin a bowl shape. To get a different look, the party planners replace the candy with a mini Yankee candle.

Paper napkins fold for Christmas

Napkins folded using Christmas techniques add a festive charm to any table. Mini Christmas trees made from green paper napkins are the perfect addition to any celebration event.

Christmas tree napkins

folding paper napkins

Napkin rings are like jewelry for napkins; they add glitter and shine. A napkin tucked into a Christmas napkin ring and folded in an accordion looks just like a Christmas tree. The ring needs to be positioned at the top of the bandage to shape the top.

 Event napkins

The paper napkin color must match the occasion. White or cream napkins are the best choices for formal events, while colored napkins add a festive touch. When choosing a paper napkin color, the host must take into account guest preferences, the season and the level of formality of the event.

The color of the paper napkins can add different moods to an event. That is why making the right choice is of paramount importance. The matching napkin color gives a uniform and perfect look to the rest of the interior.

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folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins

folding paper napkins