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17 ideas for napkins folding compartments + 2 instructions

You want to design your table decoration to create a wow effect, but you are not so skilled? Then you are right here! The absolute classic in napkins folding is the fan! Elegant and magnificent, the napkins on the plates will be a real eye-catcher. And only with a light technique will you charm all your guests! Follow our DIY guide for napkins folding drawers.

Napkins folding fan – The manual

Napkins folding fan instructions



For the fan napkins should be printed from both sides

Napkins Folding Fan Instructions Step 1



For napkins folding compartments is suitable monochrome or patterned fabrics. Paper napkins are also a possibility, but for beginners we recommend cloth napkins. The important thing is that the napkins are printed on both sides. Before you start with the instructions, fold the napkin halfway.

Step 1: Fold approximately 3 cm wide strips

Napkins Folding Fan Instructions Step 2

Step 2: Then continue folding until you get a harmonica

Napkins Folding Fan Instructions Step 4

Step 3: Continue folding until two-thirds of the napkin is folded.

Napkins folding fan instructions step 5



Step 4: Then turn the napkin over so it looks like this:

Napkins Fold Fan Instructions Step 6

Step 5: Fold the napkin in half

Napkins Fold Fan Instructions Step 7

Step 6

Napkins Folding Fan Instructions Step 8

Napkins Fold Fan Instructions Step 9

Fold the napkin diagonally as you go out from the top edge. The smooth finish left (see on the picture) fold down over the diagonal hold firmly with your fingers. Finished! So you can put the napkin on plate!

Instructions for advanced: Napkins double fan

Napkins folding compartments Instructions double compartments

Step 1

Napkins folding compartments Instructions Double compartments Step 1

step 2

Napkins folding compartments instructions double compartments Step 2

step 3

Napkins folding compartments instructions double compartments Step 3

Fold the upper and lower quarters of the napkin to the middle. Then fold the corner in the middle again. Repeat this process until you folded the whole napkin as shown in picture 2. We have made 4 folds, but if you use bigger napkin, you can also make 6-8. Now fold down as shown in step 3. The same procedure is repeated on the other side.

Finished! That’s the way it looks from the top!

Napkins folding compartments instructions double compartments Step 4

That’s not all! We still have creative ideas for gorgeous table decoration. Scroll down!

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Napkins folding compartments in two colors

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