How to Fold Napkins – Creative Ideas for Tablescapes

How to fold a Napkin Tutorial

Unique napkin folds can make a table setting extra entertaining.  I’m happy to show you these fantastic fillable pouch napkins by Matthew Mead. They are a perfect way to deliver Easter treats!

Matthew turned a simple cream-colored linen dinner napkin into a beautiful creation! Enjoy this simple how-to fold a napkin pouch tutorial.

  1. Iron all napkins flat.
  2. Fold napkin on the diagonal.
  3. Fold straight edge of the napkin halfway toward the point.
  4. Fold the left side in to the center.
  5. Fold the right side into the center.
  6. Fold remaining points down… one to the front and one to the back.
  7. Use the finished pouch to fill with table favors.

How to fold a Napkin Tutorial

For the fresh flowers pictured above, fill pouch with votive holder and fill holder with water. Arrange with spring flowers.


Fresh Flower Napkin

Create a pretty Easter place setting, by filling the pouch with planted blooms and placing a tag inside. Download My Free Printable Easter Card pictured below.

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Candy Basket Napkin

For a candy filled Easter basket, fill the pouch with candy eggs and place blooming or leafy twigs in each side to form a faux basket handle. Attach a monogram sticker to the outside.

How to fold a Flower Pot Napkin Pouch Tutorial

Party Favor Napkin

For a take-away favor, tie the pouch with a seam binding and fill with egg shells filled with real chocolate.  Add a personal greeting on each egg with rub off letters.

How to fold a Napkin Tutorial - Free Printable Easter Tag by


Thanks for the creative inspiration Matthew!

Enjoy more inspiration with the ad free, Flea Market Finds with Matthew Mead.


Flea Market Finds Magazine by Matthew MeadMatthew Mead is a stylist, writer, author, photographer, lifestyle editor, and noted style expert. The former style editor of Country Home magazine and co-editor in chief of Flea Market Style magazine (2010), Matthew is the official food photographer for the Associated Press and is a regular contributor to Better Homes and Gardens and Victoria magazine.

Visit Matthew on his website and Facebook.

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About Amy Locurto

Amy is a creative mom of two and graphic designer. When she's not working on Living Locurto, she's busy designing Printable Party Supplies and working on I Heart Faces, her photography blog. Find Amy on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, and Instagram.


  1. Lorri Herrick says:

    We are going to use this fold at my daughter's wedding reception as favors. She is having a simple country themed wedding on the 4th of july so we are using red whint and blue bandana's instead of napkins and they will be part of the favor themselves! Really fun to do!

  2. I often do Napkin folding when we have guests for dinner, it is nice to see some different ones to try out.

  3. So pretty.going to try it using pretty paper. Thanks for all the sharing that you do.


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