How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Basic Instructions

Posted by Signature Napkins on Apr 28, 2017

Love is a beautiful thing. And with the advent of spring, love is in the air! As you entertain this season, put a little extra love into each place setting with this darling foldperfect for spicing up a simple tablescape, putting the finishing touches on an elaborate spread, or delighting your guests at a children's party. The heart fold is a timeless classic sure to please, no matter the audience.


How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Basic Instructions


How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Step 1

  • Begin with a cloth napkin, preferably square.
  • Position the napkin so that it is square to your body.
  • Fold your napkin perfectly in half, and run your finger along the fold, creating a marked line.
  • Unfold.
  • Fold the top portion of your napkin down to line up with the middle seam.
  • Fold the bottom portion up to line up with the middle seam.
  • The top and bottom flaps should meet in the middle, lined up with, and covering the original seam-line created.

 

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How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Step 2

  • Fold this in half: take hold of the bottom corners of your napkin, and fold them up to meet the top corners; keeping your original meeting-point seam aligned as the bottom facing you.
  • Your napkin should now appear as a very long, horizontal rectangle.
  • Fold this in half: Take hold of the right-hand side of your rectangle, and fold it onto the left-hand side.
  • Unfold; this should leave another measuring-line seam.

 

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How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Step 3

  • Place your left-hand pointer finger on the bottom of your napkin, and the bottom of this seam line.
  • Take hold of the right-hand side of your napkin and fold up, pulling against your finger.
  • Repeat this process with the left-hand side of the napkin.
  • This should leave you with a point facing you, and the flat napkin tails facing away from you.
  • You should see the bottom portion of your heart taking shape.

 

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How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Step 4

  • Gently flip your napkin over.
  • Take hold of the top right-hand corner flap and fold down towards the open center, slightly tucking it into the bottom pocket.
  • Repeat this process on the left-hand side.
  • This should create more volume and depth to your heart shape.
  • Carefully flip your napkin back over.

 

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How To Fold A Napkin Into A Heart: Step 5

  • The hearts bottom point should be facing you, with the napkins flat tails facing away.
  • Take hold of the top right hand corner and slightly tuck underneath.
  • Move your fingers a little farther along the top of the right-hand side, and tuck under again.
  • Tuck the remaining corner of the right-hand side of your heart underneath.
  • The full right-hand side of your heart should now be rounded.
  • Repeat this process on the left hand side.
  • Gently fluff the individual sides to give your heart a puffy appearance.
  • Voila! You have accomplished the heart fold!

 

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This lovely fold is simple and quickly accomplished; perfect to liven up any place setting. Add a little romance to your spring affair with hearts all around. Charming for all ages and venues; delight your guests big and small with a tablescape featuring this cleverly folded heart-shaped napkin.  



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