This post will contain directions on how to fold napkins for the Christmas Table.

One of my most popular post of 2018 was the Christmas Tree Napkin Fold. I’m bringing it back along with directions for folding your napkin like a Simple Chistmas bow.

Red Napkin folded as a bow

Check out these Simple Christmas DIYs from earlier this year: Christmas Tree Surprise, and DIY Christmas Centerpeice and The Christmas Mantel

How to Fold Napkins for the Christmas Table

Show your napkin folding prowess this Christmas by folding your napkin like an elegant Christmas Bow or Christmas Tree. Better yet, why not use both on your table; just use matching napkins to tie the look together.

Here are the step by step directions for folding the Christmas Napkin in a Bow Shape.

  1. Bring two corners together to make a large triangle.
  2. Fold the point of the napkin in two the center of the napkin.
  3. Fold the other side into toward using two folds to reach the middle.
  4. Now fold the first side over the top of the two folds.
  5. Fold each end in toward the middle at an angle (as pictured)
  6. Turn the napkin over, and scrunch in the middle
  7. Squeeze your napkin ring, or a ribbon around the all the folds and fluff.

Step One: Christmas Napkin Bow Fold

Red Napkin folded on Christmas Table Setting

Step Two: Christmas Napkin Bow Fold

Red Christmas Napkin being folded

Step Three: Christmas Napkin Bow Fold

Red Christmas Napkin being Folded

Step Four: Christmas Bow Napkin Fold

Hand folding Red Napkin

Step Five: Christmas Bow Napkin Fold

Hand folding red napkin

Step Six: Christmas Bow Napkin Fold

Hand holding Red Napkin folded as a Bow

Step Seven: Christmas Bow Napkin Fold

Hand Holding Red Napkin with Napkin Ring

The vintage milk glass dinner plate I used has a gold wreath motif, so I placed my bow at the top of the wreath. However, it would look great in the middle of your dinner plate as well.

Christmas Table Setting with Red Napkin folded as bow

Incase you need a refresher, here are the simple steps for the Christmas Tree fold.

Pink Napkin Folded as Christmas Tree

Steps to Achieve the Christmas Tree Fold:

  1. A. Fold your napkin into a square and B. turn the napkin at an angle with folded corner toward the top and the loose folds toward the bottom.
  2. Fold the loose folds toward the top one at a time leaving about an inch between each edge.
  3. Flip the napkin over, with the top corner now toward the bottom.
  4. Fold the two sides to the center making a point at the top.
  5. Flip the napkin back over and fold the layers under.

Christmas Tree Fold: Step One A & B

Pink Napkin
Hand folding Pink Napkin

Christmas Tree Fold: Step Two

Christmas Tree Fold: Step Three

Hand folding Pink Napkin

Christmas Tree Fold: Step Four

Hand Holding Pink Napkin folded as Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree Fold: Step Five

Hand folding Pink Napkin as Christmas Tree

The Christmas Tree fold is such a simple way to add some fun to your table. Remember, it works just as well with paper napkins.

Pink Napkin folded as Christmas Tree

I would love to see your photo if you try this! You can use #southernnellnapkinfold for Instagram, or just add a photo to your comment here or on my Facebook Business Page which will have this post linked! Start folding and sharing.

Enjoy Today!
Love y’all,

Lori Nell

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