Bunny Rabbit Napkin Folding Tutorial: Great for Easter or a Springtime Tablescape

While we continue enjoying all the beautiful tablescapes posted for yesterday’s Tablescape Thursday, here’s a tutorial for the bunny napkin fold I used in this tablescape:  Easter Tablescape with Daisy Centerpiece and Bunny Napkin Fold.

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

All you need is a little ribbon and some small pom poms from the craft store and you’ll be all set for Easter dinner.

Easter Bunny Napkin Folding Tutorial

This fold may look complicated but it’s actually really easy to create. I used an 18″ square napkin but a 20″ napkin would probably work even better. I recommend folding your napkins on top of an ironing board with a hot iron at the ready. For this fold, you’ll need to press the folds in place as you work for the best results.

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

This napkin fold would be great for a spring or summertime table setting.

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

At this point, you’ll need to stop and cut a piece of narrow ribbon approximately 5-6 inches in length. The length will depend on the weight or thickness of your napkin. Make a loop overlapping the ends of your ribbon, then hot-glue the ends together. For your bunny’s tail, hot-glue a pom pom where the loops overlap.

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Side view with a pom pom tail:

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Another view with a little clip-on flower tail:

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

You could even use a little candy bracelet. Children especially would love this. You’ll still need the ribbon underneath to hold the napkin together, though. Happy folding!

Bunny Rabbit Napkin Fold Tutorial for Easter Table Settings

Here’s a pic you can use to pin this tutorial for future reference if you wish.

Easter Bunny Napkin Folding Tutorial




Comments

  1. Rettabug says:

    Thank you, Susan! Great tutorial & I may just go take the napkins off my table & try to duplicate your bunnies. The white tails are just precious & I know the G'kidlets would get a kick out of them.

    Wishing you a Joyeuse Pacques!
    fondly,
    Rett

  2. Stephanie says:

    These are DARLING – thanks for the tutorial!

  3. What an adorable touch to the beautiful table setting!

  4. Pink Overalls @DIY Home Staging says:

    That is too freakin cute. You did a perfect tutorial. Hats off to you (Easter bonnet, of course).

  5. CalypsoInTheCountry says:

    Susan,
    They are absolutely adorable! I am going to attempt them since we are having Easter at our house! Wish me luck!
    Shelley

  6. Susan loved the rabbit napkin tutorial! A great big "thank you" for all the extra you do for us blog readers :)

  7. Phil and Darby Hawley says:

    These are the cutest napkins ever! Thanks for sharing this tutorial!

  8. Love it! Thanks for sharing!

  9. "HOPPY Glorious EASTER, Susan!" This was SO much FUN! franki

  10. Magpies and Magnolias says:

    This is so adorable!

    Thanks so much for sharing this tutorial with us. And a BIG thank you for all the inspiration that you give us every week!

  11. I am going to copy your adorable bunny napkins.

    Too cute!!!

    Thanks,
    Dee

  12. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    First of all Susan, thank you for the indications on the LINK problem…yes, I think I know why now, and will be joining next Thus. at BNOTP. Well, this is great!…I went step by step with a napkin and did it!, sorry it's late for my latest post: Pink Easter, but I will use it Easter Sunday for my family lunch.
    Happy hoppy Easter.
    FABBY

  13. Well you had me until you mentioned I would have to use an iron. That is a swear word in my house.

  14. Blue Ridge Altered Art says:

    That is such a cute idea. Thanks for the tutorial. Have a Blessed Easter. ~~Sherry~~

  15. tammylovesdishes says:

    Thanks for the tutorial for this darling bunny napkin. He is just so cute and your step-by-step directions will help him come to life!
    Tammy

  16. Barbara F. says:

    Susan, I said it before and I'll say it again, you should have your own show on HGTV. You are so creative and so talented and a real pro that you make it look so-o -o easy! Happy Easter, xo

  17. Thanks for the tutorial Susan! I love these cute bunnies — the napkins are beautiful. This is one of my favorite of your tables now. I just love all the elements; napkins, place mats, dishes, mums, and flatware!

    Denise

  18. Patricia Torres says:

    Oh.. this is a brilliant tutorial.. Im going to try this for sure! Thank you for sharing.. :-)

  19. This happy bunny napkin fold will put my table "over the top", and I will give you the credit! Thanks so much for sharing this most special touch for our Easter tables!!

  20. Miss Char says:

    Thanks so much for the great tutorial, these are just too cute.

  21. cute cute cute!

    Happy Easter!

    Mary

  22. Sue (Someone's Mom) says:

    I actually made these last year…and it was one napkin fold I could actually do. I struggle with the fancy folds for some reason! I think they are so cute.

  23. On Crooked Creek says:

    Dear Susan,
    Too darn cute!
    I'll attempt to make bunnies for "Mr. Ed" and I for Easter morning! Thanks!
    Have a blessed Easter, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

  24. Duchess of Lanier says:

    Oh my goodness! These are the cutest! Now how can I fit in searching for the right napkins and the ribbon and get these done tomorrow? Thanks so much for sharing. Have a joyful weekend!
    Trena

  25. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says:

    Trena, They have both the ribbon and the pom poms in Michaels or prob any craft store. Check Marshalls, HomeGoods or TJMax for napkins…they are usually really reasonable in those stores, too.

  26. Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality says:

    Very cute, Susan! Happy Easter to you.

    Hey, I'm back living in ATL again & am planning a blogger's lunch at La Madeleine, Roswell Road next Sat. the 30th. Would love for you to come if you can. 11:30, details on my blog post today. HOpe to see you soon!

  27. Thank you for sharing this.. I love how simple this really is yet the affect is over the top!

  28. Cottage Touch says:

    Thank you for sharing… Happy Easter..beautiful and generous tutorials.

  29. Momma Button says:

    Thank you so very much!! I've been dying over these since Wednesday night! You make it so much more simple than what I was trying to do. Again, thank you! Have a very Happy Easter!

  30. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial. Love the bunny folded napkin! And, I might add, it is the perfect accompaniment to your delightful tablescape. The dishes are so charming.
    CAS

  31. I’ll look through my stash and see what I have, just in case I have something you would like to use. I’ll call you and we can pick a good date. :)

  32. Grandmom says:

    Cutest Bunny Napkins. If I get courageous enough, might just try to make them! Did you use a 2-sided napkin with a different pattern on each side? LOVE the plates in this tablescape; also noticed on today’s post (3/4/2014) in your porch hutch. Any maker’s marking on the bottoms of the plates?

    • Thanks, Paula! Yep, they were two sided. It would also work well with napkins that aren’t two sided or with napkins that are one sided and sort of have an unfinished-looking side, if you know what I mean, because that unfinished-looking side would end up being the inner part of the ear. The plates came from HomeGoods many years ago and they are by Tabletops Unlimited, designed by Dario Farrucci. The pattern is Ma Maison. I loved it and had to drive around to 3-4 HomeGoods that day to piece together 6 place settings. Keeping thinking maybe one day they’ll make it again, I know a lot of folks would love to collect it. XO

    • Paula, you can see that pattern a bit better in this old post. Sometimes you can find a piece or two on eBay or at Replacements.com.
      http://betweennapsontheporch.net/welcome-to-the-9th-tablescape-tuesday-ma-maison/

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