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How To Make A Christmas Tree Napkin Fold?

Check out this Christmas Tree Napkin Fold tutorial if you’d like to make your Christmas table look special this holiday. This napkin Christmas tree fold is easy and creates a fun and festive table setting.

This step-by-step tutorial is so easy, and you’ll be making all your napkins into Christmas trees.

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How to Make A Christmas Tree Napkin Fold Tutorial

Materials to Make A Christmas Tree Napkin Fold

First, you need square cloth napkins to make a Christmas tree napkin fold. I recommend a 20-inch square if possible.

You can use either a solid color or a print napkin. Each will produce a unique-looking tree.

If desired, you can embellish your napkin fold with cinnamon sticks, pinecones, cranberries, etc.

Step-By-Step Napkin Christmas Tree Fold

To begin a Napkin Christmas Tree Fold, you need a square napkin approx. 20 inches or more.

Fold the napkin in half and then in half again. You should have a square at this point with 4 layers.

Next, at the open side of the folded napkin, fold down each corner leaving approx. 1/2-1 inch allowance between each fold. Refer to images below for appearance.

Once all the folds are made, hold the napkin folds in place and turn it over with the folds face down on the table.

Fold over napkin

Next, find the center of the folded edge and bring both corners over to form a point.

Once again, hold the napkin in place and turn over with the folded corners flat on the table.

Step by Step folds to make a tree shaped napkin for the holidays

Make Final Napkin Christmas Tree Folds

To make the final fold, begin at the top fold and tuck the point under the flap.

Continue down the folds until you have all but the last fold tucked under.

Finally, take the bottom of the napkin and fold upward and tuck under the previous flap.

This is what the finished Christmas Tree Napkin looks like.

How to make a Christmas Tree Napkin Fold for festive holiday table setting ideas.

Christmas Tree Napkin on Table

There are several options for displaying your Christmas Tree Napkin on your tables.

First, place the napkin in the center of your dinner plate.

Farmhouse inspired Christmas Tablescape with a Christmas Tree Shaped Napkin

Or get creative and garnish the tree with a cinnamon stick and a cranberry.

Garnish the Christmas Napkin with cinnamon stick and cranberry topper. Christmas Table setting.

You can also place the napkin beside the dinner place and place cutlery on top.

Napkin Christmas Tree Fold with silverware on top of the napkin for a Holiday Tablescape.

In addition, a solid green napkin makes a perfect Christmas Tree Napkin Fold and looks great with a cinnamon stick and a pinecone topper.

Green Napkin Christmas Tree Fold Ideas for a festive Holiday Tablescape.

Buffet Option

Every type of napkin will create a unique, decorative look on your tablescapes.

Green Christmas Tree Shaped Napkin with cinnamon stick and pinecone garnish.

Just so you know, the print napkins used here are reversible, which makes for a great pattern combination. If you use print napkins, you will want the backside pattern appropriate for this fold.

Christmas Tree Napkin Fold with cinnamon stick and cranberries to garnish.

Cutlery Pocket Napkin Fold

Another similar option is to make the napkin into a cutlery pocket.

Cutlery Pocket Napkin Fold with reversible red bird napkins and greenery and cinnamon sticks.

First, untuck the bottom fold and unfold the side angles to adjust this fold.

Then turn over and fold the corners again with the bottoms even with each other.

Finally, turn over and place cutlery inside the napkin fold.

Cutlery Pocket Napkin Fold Idea for a festive Christmas Table Setting

Both of these creative napkin folds are easy to make and really make for a festive table setting.


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Other Napkin Fold Options

When setting a creative tablescape, it’s always fun to use your napkins in innovative ways. Here are a few other napkin fold tutorials and other creative napkin ideas.

Thanks so much for stopping by at this busy time of the year. I hope you are enjoying this last week before Christmas.

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Saturday 7th of January 2023

Love your Christmas tree napkin folds! They are beautiful for the holiday.


Sunday 8th of January 2023

Tammy, I really appreciate this.


Monday 26th of December 2022

Rachel this is so cool! Merry Christmas!


Monday 26th of December 2022


Wendy McMonigle

Thursday 22nd of December 2022

Just darling Rachel. I love how you tucked the silverware inside of the folds. Merry Christmas to you my friend.


Sunday 25th of December 2022

Wendy, Your comments are so appreciated.

Barb E

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

Thank you Rachel for this “easy to understand” tutorial! What a wonderful way to add a special, thoughtful touch to our Christmas tables. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.


Wednesday 21st of December 2022

Barb, I'm so glad you like it. Merry Christmas

Decorative Inspirations

Wednesday 21st of December 2022

Rachel, these Christmas tree napkin folds are so cute! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year.


Wednesday 21st of December 2022

I really appreciate this. Thanks so much.