7 Festive and Easy Ways to Fold Napkins for the Holidays

Impress your family and friends with minimal effort.

Folded Napkin Treat Basket

Folded Napkin Treat Basket

This napkin treat basket is sure to wow guests at your next holiday party.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Hosting for the holidays? Simply whipping up a menu of food can be exhausting enough — not to mention getting guest rooms ready, decorating and setting the table. But fear not! Producer Jennie Andrews is a pro at wrapping just about anything and she’s got seven adorable and oh-so-easy ways to fold napkins for your next holiday tablescape. Your guests will only think you spent tons of time on these. Read on to get the full step-by-step for each napkin.

Folded Poinsettia Napkin

Start with a red, square napkin on a table or flat surface. The napkin should be wrong side up. Fold each of the four corners into the center to form a diamond shape. Repeat and fold each corner into the center again to form a square shape.

Flip the napkin over. Fold each of those four corners into the center, creating a diamond shape again. Reach under the napkin and pull each corner up to form the poinsettia flower petals.

Folded Pumpkin Napkin

Start with an orange, square napkin on a table or flat surface. Place a napkin ring in the center of the napkin. Slightly pull the middle section of the napkin up through the napkin ring. Fold each corner of the napkin into the center.

Continue folding the napkin into the center, tucking the napkin into the napkin ring as you go. Insert a stick of cinnamon into the center to hold the napkin in place. This also gives the napkin a more realistic pumpkin look.

Folded Christmas Tree Napkin

Start with a green, square napkin on a table or flat surface. The napkin should be wrong side up. Fold the napkin in half lengthwise. Fold each corner in to make two pointed ends at the top and bottom of the napkin. Next, fold the top and bottom points into the center to form a square shape.

Fold the napkin in half horizontally so that the triangles are on the outside pointed up. Lift and tuck each side under. Stand the napkin up and crease along the back edge. Top with a glittery star for embellishment.

Folded Elf Hat Napkin

Start with a square napkin on a table or flat surface. The napkin should be wrong side up. Fold the napkin in half horizontally with the napkin edge away from you and the folded side toward you. Place one finger in the center of the folded side to hold the napkin down. With another hand, pinch and roll the napkin into a cone shape from left to right.

Fold back the bottom edge to hold the cone in place. Stand the napkin up. For an embellishment, attach a red pom-pom to a toothpick and insert into the top of the hat.

Folded Napkin Treat Container

Folded Napkin Treat Basket

Folded Napkin Treat Basket

This folded napkin treat basket is sure to impress guests at your next holiday party.

Photo by: Sarah Busby

Sarah Busby

Start with a square napkin on a table or flat surface. The napkin should be wrong side up. Fold the napkin at a diagonal and then turn the napkin so that the long side of the triangle is closest to you. Fold each corner of the triangle to the top to make a diamond shape. Flip the napkin over. Fold the bottom up, forming a small, one-inch border on each side.

Fold the entire top triangle down to the bottom edge. Flip the napkin over again. Tuck in each of the two loose triangles. Fold the right corner three quarters of the way over to the left. Take the left corner and tuck it into the right to form a basket. Stand up the napkin and fill with treats.

Folded Rose Napkin

Start with a square napkin on a table or flat surface. Fold the napkin at a diagonal and then turn the napkin so that the long side of the triangle is closest to you. Roll the napkin from the bottom about halfway up and then turn the napkin over.

Take the end of the left tail and roll it across all the way to the other side. Tuck in the end of the napkin. Set the napkin up and pull the two inside flaps down. These will be the rose petals. Flip the napkin over once more for a finished rose-shaped napkin.

Folded Pinwheel Napkin

Start with a square napkin on a table or flat surface. Fold each of the four corners into the center to form a diamond shape. Turn the napkin to make a square shape. Fold each side into the center lengthwise to create one long rectangle.

Fold the bottom and the top into the center to form a square shape. Take one flap and pull out to create a triangle. Repeat with the next flap. Fold the first flap down. Repeat these three steps on the opposite side of the napkin.

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