25+ Napkin Folding Techniques That Will Transform Your Dinner Table

Although most people don’t think it, napkin folding is a form of art. It may not be as deeply appreciated as paper origami, but it is a type of origami. With that being said, this is a type of art that every dinner host needs to learn. What better way to impress the dinner guests than with fancy plating and folded napkins to match it? Not only that, but the detailed folding is a lot easier than you think.

Take a look at the examples we’ve gathered below. Each photo is a unique, napkin shape with easy instructions on how to recreate them.

01. The Lotus Fold

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02. The Triple Pocket

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03. The Envelope Fold

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04. The Swan Fold


05. The Sun Fold


06. The Bunny Fold

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07. The Rosebud Fold

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08. The Fillable Pouch

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09. The Star Fold


10. The Pendant Fold


11. The Tree Fold

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12. The Bow Fold

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13. The Butterfly Fold


14. The T-Shirt Fold


15. The Opera Fold


16. The Pyramid Fold


17. The Water Lily Fold


18. The Fleur De Lis Fold


19. The Heart Fold

20. The Fish Fold

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21. The Lotus Flower Fold

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22. The Rosette Fold


23. The Boat Fold

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24. The Silverware Square Fold


25. The Pocket Fold

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26. The Fall Leaf Fold

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27. The Pinwheel Fold


28. The Neck Tie Fold

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