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How to fold a Napkin into a Bow

How to fold a Napkin into a Bow

Bows are everywhere right now! In I am totally in for this trend! 🎀

They add a cute touch to everything and that´s why I immediately had to hop on the trend and incorporated bows to my tablesetting. The easiest way is to fold your napkin into adorable bows that will wow your guests!

So here´s how to fold a napkin into a bow:


You´ll need:

- a square cloth napkin (I personally prefer linen)

- a napkin ring



  1. Lay out the Napkin: Start by laying the napkin flat on a clean surface. Ensure that it is smooth and wrinkle-free.
  2. Fold the Napkin diagonally and create a triangle.
  3. Fold the top corners down and keep re-folding that part down to create a long strip.
  4. Cross the ends in the middle so that they overlap a bit.
  5. Slide the Napkin ring: Take the right folded side and the right corner and pull them through your napkin ring until the ring sits in the middle.
  6. Fluff the bow: Gently pull and adjust the folds on each side of the napkin ring to create a full and even bow shape. Make sure the ends are fanned out nicely.
  7. Final Adjustments: Make any final adjustments needed to perfect the shape of your bow. Ensure that the bow is centered and the napkin ring is snugly holding the napkin in place.



  • If the napkin is too stiff, you can slightly dampen it to make it easier to fold.
  • For a more decorative touch, use a napkin ring that complements your table setting.
  • Practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if it doesn’t look perfect the first time.

And there you have it! A beautifully folded napkin in the shape of a bow with a napkin ring, perfect for adding an elegant touch to your table setting.




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