Cretae A Crown Shaped Napkin Fold

Let this crown shaped napkin fold add a royal touch to any table setting. You can use it for birthdays, Mother's Day, or Father's Day.

Decorative napkin folds add an elegant and unexpected finishing touch to your formal table setting. Use this crown shaped napkin for a birthday dinner, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or any other appropriate occasion. If there is a guest of honor, make his or her napkin from gold or silver cloth.

Folding decorative table napkins is not a costly endeavor. You probably have most of the items you need on hand already. You'll need square cloth napkins, an iron, ironing board, a ruler, and some straight pins. Let your ironing board, with its heat-resistant characteristics, serve as the folding surface. Check the fiber content of your napkin in order to determine your iron's most appropriate setting.

Practice your napkin folding a few days in advance of your event. If you make an incorrect fold, simply press it out with your iron and begin again.

1. Position a pressed, square cloth napkin on your work surface so that its edges are facing up and down, left and right. If applicable, make sure that the textured or printed side of the napkin is facing down.

2. Use a ruler and straight pins to divide the square horizontally into three equal sections. Only leave pins in the horizontal line that is closest to the bottom edge.

3. Bring the top edge of the napkin down to meet the marked horizontal line. Press with an iron to set the crease and allow the fabric to cool. Remove all pins.



4. Bring the bottom edge of the napkin up to meet the newly formed top edge. Press with an iron to set the crease and allow the fabric to cool.

5. Use a ruler and a straight pin to mark the vertical center of the resulting rectangle. One or two pins will be adequate.

6. Bring the left edge of the napkin over to a point that is just short of the vertical center line marked in Step 5. Press with an iron and allow the fabric to cool.

7. Repeat Step 6 for the napkin's left edge.

8. Bring the bottom left point of the napkin up to meet the vertical center line, just short of the top edge (this should still be marked with a straight pin). The resulting crease should run from the midpoint of the bottom edge up to the upper quarter of the napkins left edge. Press with an iron to set the crease and allow the fabric to cool.

9. Bring the upper right point down to meet the vertical center line, just short of the bottom edge. The resulting crease line should run from the midpoint of the top edge down to the lower quarter of the napkin's right edge. Press with an iron to set the crease and allow the fabric to cool. Remove all pins.

10. Turn the napkin over and fold it in half, lengthwise. As a result, four points should pop up from the interior of the napkin. Press with an iron to set the crease and allow the fabric to cool.

11. Position the napkin so that the points are facing away from you.

12. Bring the napkin's lower right point over to tuck into the base of the upright point that makes up the napkin's top layer. Press with an iron to set the crease and allow the fabric to cool.

13. Turn the model over and repeat Step 12.

14. Stand the napkin up along its folded edge to complete.

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