Welcome to the 280th Tablescape Thursday!
Two years ago, the day before Valentine’s Day, I posted about a few Valentine’s Day decorations in the guest room. I decorated the foot of the bed with heart garland.
I placed a little teascape on a wicker tray along with a few sweet-scented daffodils cut from the garden.
For this cheerful tea setting, I created a cute, heart napkin fold. When I posted that tablescape, Valentine’s Day was the very next day, so I never got around to posting a tutorial sharing how to make the fold. Today, two years later, I’m finally getting around to it! About time, huh?
Valentine’s Day Heart Napkin Fold Tutorial
To make this easy heart-shaped napkin fold, you’ll need a square napkin in whatever color you prefer. Red or pink are natural choices for Valentine’s Day but use whatever color strikes your fancy.
Iron your napkin, then place it down on a nice flat surface suitable for folding. (Sorry about the lens cap. I couldn’t get my camera to take a photo without something else in the picture for it to focus on.)
I purchased an extra-wide ironing board last year and it’s awesome for folding napkins since it’s so wide. I don’t have the problem I used to have with the napkin hanging off the edge. Now, I just fold the napkin on the ironing board right after it’s been ironed. Very convenient! I highly recommend a wide ironing board if you ever iron tablecloths or large items and need a good surface for napkin folding. Another rabbit trail–okay, back to our fold.
Fold your napkin in half by folding the bottom part of the napkin upward.
Repeat that step, folding the bottom of your napkin upward again.
Find the center of your folded napkin and place a finger there. Fold the left side of your napkin upward from that center point.
Repeat for the right side. You’re almost done!
The final step is just folding the pointed sections at the top underneath to create the heart shape. In the photo below, I had just folded down the left, top corner on the left side of the heart.
Next, I folded down the right, top corner on the left side of the heart.
Repeat this step for the other side of the heart, folding down each top corner to create the rounded top part of the heart.
That’s it, you’re all done!
I wanted to get this fold posted early this year just in case you would like to use it in your Valentine’s Day table. Using a different color napkin, this would also be a great napkin fold for an anniversary, wedding or bridal event–any occasion where the focus is all about ♥ LOVE ♥.
Update: Used this same napkin fold in a Valentine’s table setting with an Alice in Wonderland theme. See this tablescape here: Valentine’s Table Setting with Queen of Hearts, Alice in Wonderland Theme.
This tutorial is being filed under the Tablescapes/Napkin Folding Tutorials category at the top of the blog for future reference.
To see all the other napkin fold tutorials I’ve posted here at BNOTP, click here: Napkin Folding Tutorials
To view additional Valentine’s Day table settings, click here: Valentine’s Day Tablescapes
Looking forward to the beautiful tablescapes linked for this week’s Tablescape Thursday!
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