Over 70 napkin folding tutorials and ideas for an Insta-worthy table setting

Who doesn’t love a good dinner party, right? Inviting friends over for a delicious home cooked meal is wonderful. So is celebrating holidays with loved ones, gathered around the table, drinking, eating and laughing the night away. There are many different elements which contribute to a good dinner party. The food, the cocktails, the company, of course. However, the smaller elements could be just as important. Table settings and arrangements create the whole atmosphere of the evening. Is it going to be a party with lots of music? In that case, you need a few delicious appetizers and you are all set. Are you doing a game night? Make sure there is more space on the table for the game. If, however, you are having a good old dinner party then the table setting is very important. Plate settings, napkin folding, flower arrangements and all that jazz.

The way you set a table says a lot about who you are as a hostess. First of all, you have to make sure everything is colour coordinated. Table cloth, table runners, napkins and plates. What’s more, if you are having a Christmas or Easter dinner party, make sure you include something, which is a part of the holiday decorations. One of the small and often overlooked elements, which makes a table setting truly special is the napkin. So, my dear, if you want to be the “hostess with the mostest”, keep reading this article. In it, we have gathered over 70 napkin folding tutorials and techniques, which will not only enhance your guests’ experience, but are so Insta-worthy, they might also make them a bit jealous.

Proper napkin folding skills are a must-have for any hostess

Nowadays, there is a large variety of napkin folding techniques. Firstly, you have the option to choose between paper and cloth napkins. In general, cloth napkins are considered more luxurious and are being used for more special occasions. However, if you are concerned about the environment, they are an excellent choice. Secondly, you can also create many different shapes. You can fold napkins in the shape, of swans, hearts, stars, etc. What’s more, you can use different accessories, such as rings, for example. Ribbons are also a good addition to any festive napkin. You have the option to fold the napkin and put it in the middle of the plate with the silverware arranged around it. Or, you can let the napkin serve as a pocket for the silverware. Napkins can decorate plates or glasses. It is up to you! So, browse through our gallery and find many different napkin folding ideas, which you can do yourself. Furthermore, you can get creative and come up with your own ways to fold a napkin.

How to fold napkins in the shape of a bow

blue an white plaid napkin, bow shaped, blue ribbon, on a white plate, napkin folding, step by step, diy tutorial

Exquisite minimalist butterfly shaped napkin

napkin folding, butterfly shaped, black napkin, on a white plate, arranged silverware around

Very modern and intricate napkin folding technique

star shaped, red napkin, napkin folding, wine glasses around, white plates

Cute rose made of a napkin

pink napkin, in the shape of a rose, inside a glass bowl, napkin folding, floral plate

Christmas napkin folding with rings – beautiful addition to the festivities

how to fold napkins, red bow shaped napkin, gold ring around it, on white and gold plates

How to fold cloth napkins

black napkin, in the shape of a leaf, how to fold napkins, silverware arranged, around white plates

Beautiful wedding napkins

luxury wedding napkins, white lace with pearls on top, how to fold napkins, white plate

Unorthodox Christmas table setting in purple and grey

purple napkin, folded as an envelope, grey ribbon around it, how to fold napkins, white and purple plates

Easy and simple napkin folding video tutorials

Cute idea for napkin, bread holder and name tag all in one

pink napkin, silverware and bread inside, red and white ribbon around it, name tag, how to fold napkins

Napkin with a name tag, in the shape of a scroll

white plates, pink napkins, folded as scrolls on top, napkin folding ideas, glass vases around

Paper napkin folding

purple paper napkin, purple pearl ring around it, on a purple plate, napkin folding ideas

Napkin folding with silverware

step by step, diy tutorial, napkin folding ideas, pink napkin, silverware inside

Little napkin swans are amazing accessories to any table

napkin folding ideas, black napkin, in the shape of a swan, on white plates

In love with this Christmas table setting

christmas tree shaped white napkins, on white plates, wooden boards, napkin folding ideas, candles and lights

thanksgiving napkin folding, black napkin, silverware inside, on white plates, on a black table cloth

grey table cloth, beige folded napkin, silverware inside, thanksgiving napkin folding, black bowl and plates

How to fold dinner napkins

blue napkin, fan shaped, thanksgiving napkin folding, step by step, diy tutorial

blue napkin, inside a wine glass, step by step, diy tutorial, thanksgiving napkin folding

How to make a flower out of a napkin

flower shaped, blue napkin, thanksgiving napkin folding, diy tutorial, step by step

blue napkin, yellow flowers, in a white plate, easy napkin folding, wine glasses around

Easy napkin folding

easy napkin folding, diy tutorial, step by step, white and blue napkin

boat shaped napkin, easy napkin folding, step by step, diy tutorial

black folded napkin, on a white plate, silverware arranged around it, easy napkin folding

How to make a butterfly shaped napkin

grey napkin, with white dots, butterfly shaped, diy tutorial, easy napkin folding, step by step

Floral napkin – wonderful addition to brunch

floral napkin, in a white plate, strawberry cheesecake piece, christmas napkin folding

floral napkin, tulip on top, side by side photos, christmas napkin folding, white plate, pink table runner

crown shaped, white napkin, step by step, christmas napkin folding, diy tutorial

Cute little shirt made of a napkin

shirt shaped, grey napkin, with white dots, christmas napkin folding, step by step, diy tutorial

Napkin envelope

christmas napkin folding, white napkin, folded in the shape of an envelope, diy tutorial, step by step

Turn a napkin into a swan

blue napkin, in the shape of a swan, paper napkin folding, diy tutorial, step by step

How to fold napkins with rings

paper napkin folding, green floral napkin, in the shape of a bow, golden ring around it, diy tutorial, step by step

olive green napkin, in the shape of a shirt, paper napkin folding, step by step, diy tutorial

green napkins, in the shape of a fan, on white plates, paper napkin folding, silverware around it

Christmas tree napkin tutorials

green napkin, in the shape of a christmas tree, folding diy tutorial, step by step, paper napkin folding

red plate, wooden background, paper napkin folding, green napkin, in the shape of a christmas tree

cloth napkin folding, grey napkin, in a grey plate, wooden fork handle

grey napkin, cloth napkin folding, with white dots, diy tutorial, step by step

swan shaped, grey napkin, with white dots, cloth napkin folding, diy tutorial, step by step

grey patterned napkin, on white plates, purple table cloth, cloth napkin folding

diy tutorial, step by step, grey napkin, fan shaped, cloth napkin folding

Heart shaped napkin – a creative way to show people your love for them

heart shaped, black napkin, on a white plate, fancy napkin folding, black table cloth

grey napkin, heart shaped, on a white plate, fancy napkin folding, diy tutorial, step by step

fancy napkin folding, pink napkins, in the shape of hearts, on white plates, wine glasses

luxury wedding napkins, silverware inside, fancy napkin folding, white table runner, wooden background

pink background, fancy napkin folding, love written with napkins

step by step, diy tutorial, blue napkin, folded in the shape of a fan, napkin folding with rings

leaf shaped, green napkin, diy tutorial, napkin folding with rings, step by step

black folded napkin, on white plates, silverware arranged around them, napkin folding with rings

Bunny shaped napkins for Easter

bunny shaped, pink and black napkin, napkin folding with rings, white plates, black table cloth

napkin folding with rings, step by step, diy tutorial, grey napkin, on a white plate

how to fold cloth napkins, orange napkin, silverware inside, on white plates, rose petals scattered around

fan shaped, grey napkin, how to fold cloth napkins, diy tutorial, step by step

red paper napkin, on white plates, silverware around, how to fold cloth napkins, wine glasses

bunny shaped napkin, egg inside it, on a white plate, how to fold cloth napkins, pink and white flowers

How about this gorgeous napkin folding technique for a bachelorette party

pink napkin, folded in the shape of a dress, tied with a black ribbon, how to fold cloth napkins

rose shaped, pink napkin, diy tutorial, how to fold dinner napkins, step by step, on a marble countertop

white roses bouquet, pink and white napkins, how to fold dinner napkins, wine glasses

Careful, this little crab might crawl all over your table

crab shaped, red napkin, step by step, diy tutorial, how to fold dinner napkins

red folded napkin, on a white plate, how to fold dinner napkins, green butterflies around

flower bouquet, how to fold dinner napkins, red folded napkins, on white plates, blue table cloth

how to fold napkins fancy, step by step, diy tutorial, red napkin, in the shape of a star

rose shaped, pink and green napkins, on a white plate, how to fold napkin fancy, small bouquet

black napkin, crown shaped, how to fold napkins fancy, white plates, black table cloth

white napkin, rose shaped, diy tutorial, how to fold napkins fancy, step by step

blue napkin, star shaped, diy tutorial, step by step, how to fold napkins fancy

how to fold napkins with rings, blue napkin, silverware inside, white plate

swan shaped, white napkin, how to fold napkins with rings, strawberry cheesecake

blue napkin, fan shaped, on a white plate, how to fold napkins with rings, silverware arranged

Create a flower cup out of a napkin

how to fold napkins with rings, white napkin, cup shaped, yellow flower inside, diy tutorial, step by step

white napkin, flower shaped, pink flower inside, how to fold napkins with rings, on a white plate

fan shaped, black napkin, napkin folding with silverware, on a white plate, black table cloth

bunny shaped, black and white napkins, chocolate egg nest, brass teaspoon, napkin folding with silverware

grey napkin, with white dots, napkin folding with silverware, step by step, diy tutorial

black napkin, on white plates, black table cloth, napkin folding with silverware, silverware arranged around it

how to fold napkins for napkin rings, pink napkin, silverware inside, step by step, diy tutorial

yellow napkin, with white dots, how to fold napkins for napkin rings, step by step, diy tutorial


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