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Pleated Napkin Fold

Arranging dinner napkins artfully is an inexpensive way to make tables look elegant at your wedding celebration (or dinner parties to follow). This pretty square design makes the case for forgoing large centerpieces or skipping other table linens altogether.

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Photography by: Bryan Gardner

Follow the step-by-step diagrams below to create this four-sided look with cascading folds. The dotted lines show where the creases should appear, while the curved arrows indicate where you need to flip over the fabric. For a crisper look, iron the napkins before and after folding.

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