Napkin Folding Tutorial: The Butterfly


Recently, I created a table setting with a butterfly napkin fold. (You can view this tablescape in detail, HERE.)


I used this same napkin fold again for this table setting which can be viewed in full, HERE.


This fold is super easy to create.  I think it looks especially nice when created with a napkin that has a scalloped edge. Hope you enjoy this butterfly napkin fold tutorial.  (The lens cap is just there to give the camera something to focus on.)


I wonder how it would look with a couple of sprigs of lavender tucked into the very top for little antenna.


You’ll find additional napkin tutorials under the Tablescapes/Napkin Folding category at the top of BNOTP.


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  1. Oooo, I can't wait to try this, Susan! Of course, having such pretty napkins with those scalloped edges makes yours look even more realistic. Great Tut!

    Your tablescape was wonderful, too & I have been seriously coveting your beautiful red stems since I saw them 2 Christmas' ago! *sigh*


    p.s. Praying that you don't get too much rain or flooding from Irene.

  2. Thanks for this tutorial. I am going to look for some napkins with a scalloped border so that I can do this. So pretty!

  3. Now this I have to try.. What a fun fold. Thanks so much for sharing your indepth tutorial.. so easy to follow! xo marlis

  4. I guess I have to have company over soon so I can use this.
    Very cute.
    I did the pinwheel fold a couple weeks ago. Doesn't go as planned when your napkins are not perfectly square. Linen never stays even after you wash them.

  5. I wonder if I could get my Bounty's to fold like that…heehee

  6. says:

    Very cute and fun fold!

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  7. Great tutorial, Susan! I'll try this at my next family dinner.

  8. That was cute Susan. As I was reading the process of the folds, it reminded me of those paper wish things we made when younger!! 🙂

  9. FABBY'S LIVING says:

    Oh, wow…for next Thursday's Tablescape I will have mine looking like this, I hope I can do it well!! Thank you Susan dear, very clear tutorial, you're very kind. Have a terrific weekend. FABBY

  10. Mid-Atlantic Martha says:

    Oh fun! I've been watching for this — thanks for sharing….can't wait to give it a go.

  11. Alea Milham says:

    What a lovely idea! I can't wait to try this for our Sunday dinner.

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