Thanksgiving dinner can be an intimidating affair, particularly if you’re hosting the dinner at your house. You want to make sure your guests are comfortable, that there’s plenty of food, and that the dinner itself goes well. This year, bring something new to the table with Thanksgiving napkin folding ideas that are as easy to make as they are impressive to look at. These two napkin folds will elevate your dinner table presentation from ordinary to extraordinary in no time!
The Classic Fold
There are lots of ways to fold a napkin, but the classic fold is the easiest and most elegant. To do it, take your napkin and lay it flat in front of you with the right side facing you. Fold the top third of the napkin over so that it covers the bottom two thirds. Take this new flap you just made and fold it over again so that it covers what’s left of your napkins. Now take this new flap and fold it over again, just like before. Finally, tuck one corner into another corner at an angle – if your fingers are pointing down then point them up instead. This will create a perfect triangle shape with your napkin inside.
The Silverware Pocket
For an even fancier napkin folding option that’s great for special occasions or when you’re having company over, try making these fun silverware pockets. They add that extra touch of class to any table setting and are so easy to do that everyone can make them without fail. The best part about these quick and easy projects is that they don’t take too much time away from your more important Thanksgiving Day tasks such as cooking, eating or watching football games. These clever ideas make fabulous conversation starters too since everyone will be asking where you got them from once they see what a nice job you did making them look!
This napkin folding idea is perfect for silverware and looks like the pockets you might find on a pair of pants.
- Start with a square napkin and fold in half diagonally.
- Fold it in half again, this time vertically. Push one corner into the other corner.
- Open up the folded edge so you can see the shape of a pocket.
Put your silverware inside and enjoy your fancy looking table setting!
Here is a video about napkin folding ideas for thanksgiving decorations.
This Thanksgiving napkin folding technique is a great way to make your table look fancy and festive. The Gobblet gets its name from the shape that it creates, which looks a lot like a turkey’s gobble. It’s pretty simple: Fold your napkin in half diagonally, fold one side of the triangle over so that it meets the other side, and then bring each corner together. You’ll want to tuck in all of those corners into the middle and voila!
This Thanksgiving napkin folding technique is a great way to make your table look fancy and festive. The Gobblet gets its name from the shape that it creates, which looks a lot like a turkey’s gobble.
1) Start with an open napkin, unfolded, on your work surface with right-side up.
2) Take two points along one edge
3) Top left-hand point and bottom right-hand point. Then bring them together, overlapping them by about an inch at the middle point between them.
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