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Embellished Napkins

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Embellished Napkins
  • Prep 0 min
  • Total 0 min
  • Servings 4

Creative way of doing up table napkins - This simple embellishment gives classy touch to even ordinary ones! MORE+ LESS-

Updated July 11, 2010


large square fabric napkins, ironed
flat ornaments, up to 4 to 5 inches in diameter


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    Lay napkin on a flat surface.*
  • 2
    Fold napkin in half diagonally into a triangle.
  • 3
    Fold long folded side (bottom of triangle) halfway to point of triangle.
  • 4
    Turn napkin overso the widest side is on top.
  • 5
    Fold right and left points up to the point in center, forming one point.
  • 6
    Fold right and left sides in half so the edges meet in the center of the napkin.
  • 7
    Pick up at center fold and turn napkin over; napkin will have a pocket on the bottom half and the top half forms a point.
  • 8
    Tuck ornament just inside of pocket; lay silverware to sides of plate. Repeat with remaining napkins and ornaments.

Expert Tips

  • *If using patterned napkins, place patterned side down and fold as directed.
  • Learning the knack of napkin art is fun and can dress up a dining table without a big time commitment or cost! It’s as easy as a flip of the wrist. Try one of these embellishments instead of the snowflake. •Snowman or Santa magnet •Miniature grapevine wreath, up to 4 inches in diameter •Miniature pine wreath, up to 4 inches in diameter •Individual wooden or magnetic letters •Fresh or artificial flowers •Fresh herbs Good-quality, heavy paper napkins can be used instead of fabric napkins for casual occasions or for a kids’ table. Your napkins don’t need to match. It can be even more fun to use a couple of coordinating colors or patterns and alternate them on the table.

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