Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

Simple yet decorative way of folding table cloth for Christmas
I love simple things and decorations. If there are too many details in a design, it makes me feel distracted and irritated, since less is always more for me. But this approach can be a real problem when it comes to Christmas decorations. Some members of my family like more elaborate garnish, and that’s why I was in a need of something that will satisfy all of us at the same time. I really hope that I succeded by finding this simple idea for folding a dinner napkin.

Other Handimaniacs liked it so much, that we decided to make our own version of the tutorial. You’ll be surprised how quick and simple it is and how useful it can be when you're in a hurry but need a stunning decoration for your Christmas table.

I like my folded Christmas Tree plain, without any additional decoration, but if it’s too much for you ;) you can always add something to it. One of the best additions is Tiny Bow, that you can stick to a peak of the tree. What else would you use to decorate it?

We're happy that we have heard from the author of this method of folding - Karen June Miller. As she wrote, she's never seen the napkin folded this way before, she invented it in 2007 when she was teaching workshop. As she wrote to us, this idea just dropped out of heaven. We're glad that we can give her appropriate credit so if you want to see the source, check her blog 'Eye Dyllic'!

What you need:

Supplies / ingredients:

  • Fabric napkin 45/45 cm
  • Tiny bow (optional)
  • Pin (optional)

Step 01 - A

To prepare this super simple fold, you need a perfectly square fabric napkin. First, fold it twice to get a smaller square.


Step 02 - B

Then, fold up each layer to the top and be sure to leave one inch between each fold.


Step 03

Flip the whole thing over, holding the folds.

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3 thoughts on “Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

  1. Karen June Miller says:

    You did a nice job on this fold. I am actually the one who invented this fold. I was teaching workshops in California at the time. I have a multitude of napkin folding books and had never seen this fold before. I felt like it was dropped out of heaven. I shared a photo tutorial on my blog, eye-dyllic in 2007 with instructions to please ask for my permission before sharing it somewhere else. If you could please include this link, and my name, I would feel better. Thank-you!

  2. handimania says:

    Wow, this is awesome and a huge honour that we can meet a person who invented it! We will include the link in our post and write a short note about you!

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