Introduction: Napkin Folding - Flower
Do you want to know how to make your dinner table more exciting for your guests? Why not decorate it with a simple, but pleasing to the eye, floral design!
Step 1: Get a Square Dinner Napkin
You will need to have your dinner napkin to be square for this to work. The folding won't work with other shapes of napkins. Try and find a napkin that is pretty square. Most of the time, the napkins will be a little off from a square and won't fold properly; so it is best if you get as close to a square as you can.
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Step 2: Fold a Corner of the Napkin to the Center
Next, you will need to fold one of the edges of your napkin to the center. Because of most napkins being not completely square, this fold will most likely be off a bit; just try as best as you can.
Step 3: Continue to Fold
Fold the rest of the other three corners to the center. When you're done, you will have a diamond shape in front of you. You may have a few overlapping sides, but that is fine; just try to make it fairly square.
Step 4: Prepare to Flip
Because of how large a dinner napkin can be and how easily it can unfold, pinch the ends of the corners in the center of the napkin. This is to prevent the sides from coming undone when the napkin is flipped over.
Step 5: Flip the Napkin
Once you think you have a good enough grip on the napkin, flip it. When you finish, you should be looking at the side that was touching the table a moment before.
Step 6: Repeat Step 2
Now you must do what you did on Step 2. Fold in one of the napkin's corners to the center of the napkin.
Step 7: Repeat Step 3
Do what you did in Step 3 and fold in the rest of the corners to the center of the napkin. And just like earlier, if your napkin isn't completely square, there will be a few overlapping parts. Once this step is completed, you should be looking at a diamond shape.
Step 8: Create the Petals
This part is probably the most difficult of the process, if not for the flipping. If you are to feel underneath any of the corners, you will feel a flap. You must pull that flap, so that the corner of the flap is facing you. Then turn up the edges of the petal and pull up the "flower" part of the napkin, to make it stand out. Repeat this on all the corners.
Step 9: You're Done!
Congratulations, you have successfully folded your plain and ordinary napkin to a decorative flower! Now show off your new found napkin folding skills to your friends and family at your next party or get-together.