How to make a folded napkin arrowhead
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They will help you make a stunning table display especially if you have double sided napkins like the ones I am using.
You will need:
Fabric or paper square napkins
There is a video at the bottom of this tutorial if you prefer to watch me making an arrowhead from a napkin.
Step 1: Fold napkin into quarters
Make sure your napkin has been ironed flat and is crease free. Fold the napkin in half to form a rectangle with the open side facing away from you.
Fold the napkin again so that it is folded into quarters. Make sure that the open end of the napkin is facing away from you.
Step 2: Fold edges down
Fold the top most layer down towards you nearly covering the whole napkin. Leave a small amount showing to start to form your arrowhead. How much is up to you.
Repeat for the next layer. Again leave some of the layer below showing to form a stripe.
Repeat with the remaining two layers.
Step 3: Form arrowhead
If possible press it flat at this stage. It will help to keep all your folds in place as you complete your arrowhead.
Turn the napkin over and place it down with the point facing away from you.
Fold both sides of the napkin to the centre to form the arrowhead. Press it in place if it does not want to stay flat. To be honest if you are using fabric napkins you will probably need to press them to keep them in place. Paper napkins will be easier to keep flat by simply running your fingernail along the folds.
Your folded napkin arrowhead is now complete but you can decide which way up to present it. This way up as you have finished it or turn it over as shown below.
Whichever way up you decide to place them they will definitely make a statement on your table. No more boring napkins for you!
Perhaps you should also try a rose like this one, full instructions here!
If you enjoy making items for your home take a look at a few more of my tutorials:
Make your own double sided fabric napkins
Make your own magazine holder from a cereal box
Remember to pin this tutorial on Pinterest for later. You can follow me on there too as Christine’s Crafts for more great ideas.
They are both so pretty, I am lazy with my napkins, usually just pull them through a boring napkin ring 🙂 I need to try these!!
I know just what you mean. I tend to just fold them in half into triangles. How bad is that. Now I am learning how easy these folds are I am converted!
Another lazy one who just folds in half triangles 😀 But I love that arrow, I’ll suggest it to my MIL, we’ll be at her place for Christmas :))
It is nice and easy and I am converted to doing these or roses now.