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21 Best Napkin Folding Ideas – How to Fold Napkins

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Looking for a few fun napkin folding ideas for the upcoming holiday season? You've come to the right place! Here, we've rounded up our favorite napkin folding tips and tricks to help you impress your guests without spending a dime.

With just a bit of elbow grease, creativity, and imagination, you'll be able to turn a simple linen napkin into something truly extraordinary. As gorgeous as these ideas are though, you don't actually have to be a napkin-folding pro to bring them to life.

Anyone can origami their way to a napkin masterpiece, no experience needed—or fancy supplies, for that matter. We promise: Learning how to fold napkins isn't hard at all.

From a “pocket” fold that reveals a sprig of rosemary to Christmas dinner napkin folding ideas that involve full tree designs, there's something on our list for just about everyone.

And if you're short on time, you can always opt for something a little simpler—say, an easy “place card holder” napkin fold, or a triple pocket fold, which recreates the sophisticated, no-frills look you've probably seen in many restaurants. Of course, a napkin's nothing without a dinner party.

After you've checked out these napkin folding tutorials, read up on our very best Thanksgiving menus, turkey tips, and pie recipes too.

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Lotus Napkin Folding Idea

Unexpected and exciting, this lotus napkin fold will impress all of your guests, no doubt about it. The only problem: They might find it too beautiful to unfold.

Get the tutorial at One Kings Lane.


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Daffodil Bouquet Napkin Folding Idea

It doesn't get easier than this! These sweet daffodil “bouquets” are a combination of cardstock and a simple napkin fold technique—and they double as place cards.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.


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Place Card Napkin Folding Idea

Napkin folds aren't just easy on the eyes (and thoroughly Instagrammable). They can also be a practical way to lead guests to their assigned seat!

Get the tutorial at Taste of Home.


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Pocket Napkin Folding Idea

A colorful, sweet-smelling herb looks lovely peeking the “pocket” in this folded napkin. But the sky's the limit in terms of what you can tuck inside them: a simple fork and knife, a piece of candy, a note of gratitude…whatever fits the bill!

Get the tutorial at One Kings Lane.


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Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Idea

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Pinwheel Napkin Folding Idea

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Christmas Tree Napkin Folding Idea

Festive table settings can be pricey—for an easy, budget-friendly way to decorate your holiday table, use this simple tree fold design.

Get the tutorial at Handimania.


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Holiday Crown Napkin Folding Idea

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Triple Pocket Napkin Folding Idea

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The Bow Tie Napkin Folding Idea

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Rosebud Napkin Folding Idea

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Peacock Napkin Folding Idea

Inspired by a trip to a local wildlife park, blogger Sondra Lyn gave her tablescape a peacock theme, complete with peacock plates and, of course, peacock napkin folds.

Get the tutorial at Sondra Lyn.


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Bread Basket Napkin Folding Idea

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Snowflake Napkin Folding Idea

While this design may look it requires more than one napkin, it doesn't! The surprisingly simple fold can be repurposed for a variety of holidays just by swapping napkin colors. A red one can resemble a poinsettia, for instance, and a black one with a crystal in the middle is perfect for New Year's Eve.

Get the tutorial at Turnstyle by Vogue.


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Flowers Napkin Folding Idea

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Fillable Pouch Napkin Folding Idea

Similar to the holiday crown, this pouch- fold lets you fill it up with whatever you'd . In this example, Easter eggs were added. Other options are name tags, flowers, or breadsticks.

Get the tutorial at Living Locurto.


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Heart Napkin Folding Idea

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Necktie Napkin Folding Idea