Heart-Shaped Napkin Fold Tutorial

Here’s a special napkin fold you can make this Valentine’s Day, and your kids will love helping because it’s fun and simple to do.  What’s also nice is that for this particular fold your napkins do not have to be perfect squares.  You can even make this with paper napkins if you like.

If you want to make it really special, use cloth napkins then iron the finished product.  Not only does ironing results in a more crisp, professional-looking fold, but it also helps thicker napkins not come untucked at the top corners.

I didn’t take the time to do that here, but depending on the occasion, I’ll fold the napkins right on my extra-wide ironing board and press as I go.

Begin with a napkin placed seam-side up.

Fold it in half, bringing the top edge down to meet the bottom edge.

Now bring up both layers of the new bottom edge to almost meet the fold at the top.  Depending on the size and shape of your napkin, you’ll want to stop about 1/2 inch short of the fold.

Place a finger at the bottom center, and fold up the left side, as shown.

Repeat with the other side.

Some people find it easier to flip the napkin over at this point before doing the next step.  But either way, you’ll want to tuck down the two corners on each side.

Flip the napkin back over, if necessary, and there you go.  Now all you need is a sweet little favor to place in the middle.

It’s an easy way to say “I love you” this Valentine’s Day.

For more napkin-folding inspiration, click here.