Clever Places for Place Cards: Napkin Knot

Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2003

Echo the sentiments of the day by "tying a knot" for each place setting.

Napkin Knot How-To
1. Place napkin on a flat surface. Fold it in half diagonally to form a triangle, and fold loosely from the point up to the crease.

2. For the paper strips, start with quilling paper, which comes precut, or cut your own; they should be 1 inch wide and 2 inches longer than the napkin size (24 inches for a 22-inch napkin). Calligraph names on the strips, leaving about 4 inches blank at the end. Place one strip upside down on a napkin, as shown.

3. Holding the strip and napkin together, tie into a loose knot.

4. Trim ends of the strip on the diagonal; adjust the paper if necessary so the name shows.

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