Fold napkin diagonally in the center.
Fold the tip of the triangle to the long side.
Now fold the napkin in the center. Then repeat this step once again.
Fold one side over to the center to create a loop.
Fold the second side to the middle in the same way. The open ends are crossed over.
Fix the center with a napkin ring. Done!
Download our folding instruction "bow" also as PDF.
You want to add something playful on your set table? Then the folded bow is the perfect choice. It is very easy and quick to implement and fits almost any occasion and ambience. The original fold is fixed in the center with a napkin ring, ribbon or other decorative element. Thus, the bow is extremely flexible to use. Conjure up a smile on your guests' faces with this folding technique. The expansive fold should be placed in the center of a plate. The motif is suitable all year round - especially at celebrations like wedding, communion or birthday. Fold cloth napkins into bows and greet your guests in a friendly way!
Place Easter eggs, flowers or small Christmas tree baubles on the bow to match the season!
There are no limits to the color of the bow. Depending on the occasion and the season, you can choose plain or patterned napkins. If you want something more festive, a red, white or cream napkin is the perfect choice. In spring, it may be something fresher like orange or yellow. You can always go with the color scheme of the rest of the table decorations. If the napkin is large, a slightly larger pattern will also come into its own. When choosing materials, fabric and paper are possible. However, fabric throws much smoother folds, which are quite desirable in the bow. Napkins printed on one side are also possible for folding into a bow, as only one side is ever visible. For single-sided printed napkins, please make sure that the printed side faces the table in step 1. Only in this way the bow is also colored at the end.
Use large napkins so that the bow really comes into its own!