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How To Make A Bow Tie Napkin Fold

I’ve had so many questions about How to Make a Bow Tie Napkin Fold, so today, I’m sharing a step-by-step tutorial on how to fold a napkin into a bow tie.

There are many creative ways to fold napkins to wow your guests at the dinner table. However, the bow tie is hard to beat. It’s just so darn cute.

How to Make a Bow Tie Napkin Fold to use when entertaining.  Creative Tablescape ideas with DIY Burlap Napkin Ring

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Instructions for a Bow Tie Napkin Fold

Begin with your napkin flat on the table with the right side down.

Then fold the napkin into a triangle.

Now fold the point of the triangle up, just past the center of the triangle.

Then fold the straight edge down to cover the point.

Now fold the straight edge down once again and turn the entire napkin over. You are now ready to fold a napkin into a bow tie.

How To Fold A Napkin Into A Bow Tie

For this next step, fold one end of the napkin over the top of your folded napkin. The amount folded should be more than 1/3 of the folded napkins length.

Next, fold the other end of the napkin over the top with approx. the same length as the first fold.

Gather your napkin ring and pinch the napkin in the center. Work the napkin into the ring until the ring is at the center of the folded area.

Finally, pull the tails down. One tail is exposed already and the other will need to be pulled from inside the fold.

How to Fold a napkin into a bow tie - fluff the napkin and shape the bow tie. Bunny Napkin Ring with blue strip napkin.

Cute Folded Napkin

Make any adjustments to the bow and tails until you have an even bow tie.

These cute bunny napkin rings were a thrift store find, however, these are super cute as well.

In addition, I found these cute napkins, and I love these too.

How to fold a napkin into a Bow tie for creative entertaining ideas.  Striped napkin with bunny napkin ring. Tablescape ideas for Spring Tables.

Place on your table and wow your guests! You can see how I used the bow tie napkin fold on my Easter Brunch Table here.

How to make Bow Tie Napkin Fold with a striped napkin and bunny napkin rings on a Easter Plate.

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Other Napkin Fold & Napkin Ring Ideas

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Bow Tie Napkin Fold Tutorial with striped napkin with a napkin ring for a Spring or Easter Tablescape.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Tuesday 5th of April 2022

This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing!


Wednesday 6th of April 2022

Glad you like it Kim.

From My Neck of the Woods ~ White Arrows Home

Sunday 3rd of April 2022

[…] has the cutest tutorial on How to Tie Napkins into a Bow for your Easter and Spring […]


Monday 4th of April 2022

Thanks so much for sharing.

Kristin | White Arrows Home

Saturday 2nd of April 2022

This is just the cutest Rachel!


Saturday 2nd of April 2022

I'm so glad you shared this. I wanted to learn how to do it.


Saturday 2nd of April 2022

Stacy, I'm so glad you like it.


Tuesday 29th of March 2022

Love these bow tie napkins so much! Thanks, Rachel.


Wednesday 30th of March 2022

Dori, Thanks so much for stopping by.