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Starfish Napkin Fold

Recently, for Tablescape Thursday, I posted a table setting with a beach/coastal feel.

 

That table setting also included a fun, easy-to-make starfish napkin fold.  Here are the super easy steps to creating this fun napkin fold.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Lay your napkin out on a flat surface, with it turned on the diagonal.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Fold the top corner down until it meets the lower corner.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Fold the right, top corner down toward  the bottom center.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Do the same for the left side, folding the top, left corner down to the bottom center.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Turn your napkin over, keeping it in the same orientation as before.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Fold the entire lower half (all layers) of the napkin upward as shown.  All layers will be folded upward.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Lift the napkin upward (from underneath) in the center as if you were going to fold it in half.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

This is how it should look at this stage.  The two lower pointed sections are going to be the two lowers arms of your starfish.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

Fold the other “arms” on the left and right of your napkin outward and you’ll see your starfish begin to take shape.  You may need to play around a little with it, tugging here and there to form your starfish shape.   I didn’t starch my napkins before hand but that would probably make for a crisper starfish.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting

 

This fold is just right for a fun, beach themed party or table setting.  Have fun creating your starfish napkins!

Pssst: Love trying new napkin folds?  You’ll find lots more under the “Tablescape” category at the top of BNOTP.

Starfish Napkin Fold for a Beach Themed Table Setting




Comments

  1. So adorable!

  2. janet denton says:

    I just finished your shell chargers!!!!! What fun, I can’t wait to use them. Also looking forward to your tablescape using them.

  3. Thanks!!! Great tutorial! XO, Pinky

    • Thanks! Pinky, I know you like having access to the napkin folding tuts. You may have already noticed but I have a category for them under Tablescapes and under DIY/Tabletop at the top of the blog. I was thinking about you when I made those categories. :)

  4. I absolutely love the blue!

  5. How fun is this! I can’t wait to try it. Love you site!

  6. Thank you, Susan. I plan on using this napkin fold at the beach. We are having guests for the first time this month. However, I guess that I had better go and buy some cloth napkins – my husband and I have only been using paper ones there, since we purchased the place (please don’t tell…lol!).

  7. -Brenda- (aka mrsben) says:

    Susan, these are adorable! Love the colours you used throughout this tablescape. -Brenda-
    P.S: I think you would be a natural at doing Origami. :)

  8. so cute and cleaver!

  9. So gorgeous!!!!!!! Where did you get those plates?????

  10. These are so cute! I have to try this. Love the plates….I debated over getting these at Kohls so long that they were gone….should have listened to Hubby and bought them :) Thanks for sharing.

  11. Susan, just returned from the beach so beach theme settings are on my mind. This is a darling idea! Thanks for the tutorial. I’m going to try this for one of my tables. ~ sarah

  12. So darned cute, and you are an expert at giving clear and easily understood directions!

  13. Eileen Mason says:

    What is the brand of the dishes you bought a Kohl’s – the blue ones with the white sea shell figures
    around the border.

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