Folded napkins dress up a Christmas dining table, making even the simplest fare a treat. Fold your holiday napkins in special designs, and give your dinner table a bit of style. Coordinate your napkins to match your tablecloth, dinnerware and goblets. Quality napkin materials like linen hold napkin design shapes well. Invest in a set of napkins to use repeatedly during the Christmas season. Napkin folding is a nice art to teach children, too.
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Things you need
- Linen napkins in red or green
- 2.5 cm (1-inch) wide ribbon in silver or gold
- Jingle bells
- Miniature Christmas ornaments
Iron linen napkins to erase any folds or wrinkles.
Cut an 20 cm (8-inch) length of ribbon for each napkin. Clip both ends of the ribbon by cutting in a V shape with your sharp scissors.
Slide a jingle bell onto the ribbon, threading the ribbon through the holes on the top of the bell.
Fold your napkin in half horizontally. Then fold your napkin in half again vertically. Roll up the napkin scroll style.
Lay the ribbon on the table, and place the rolled napkin on top of it, making sure the bell is not underneath the napkin.
Slide the bell along the ribbon to place it in the centre of the folded napkin. Tie the ribbon in a bow to secure the napkin and the bell.
Iron linen napkins.
Fold the napkin in half vertically, and even up the edges. Place the folded napkin so the edges are at the bottom.
Starting on the far right and working to the left, accordion fold the napkin to make small 3.75 cm (1 1/2-inch) pleats.
With the napkin vertical, gather up the bottom 1/3 of the napkin, and fold it up toward the back. Put your folded napkin into your Christmas goblet.
Add a miniature plastic Christmas ornament to the glass as a keepsake for guests.
Tips and warnings
- Make place cards from card stock, and string them on the napkins under the jingle bells.
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