Christmas Napkin Folding Star | Impressive Holiday Fold


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Christmas Napkin Folding Star | Impressive Holiday Fold


Welcome to our Christmas Star napkin fold guide! Make this elegant fold so you could add a wonderful piece of decoration to your table in the coming Holiday celebrations. It’ll surely impress your guest.

This fold somehow gives a Christmas even at first glance. Is it because it looks like a snowflake and the Star of Bethlehem at the same time?

Anyways, you wanted to make one and you’ll find that this guide will help you.

And if ever you would find this fold a bit tricky remember to have a napkin, cloth or paper, that’s stiff. It’s a beautiful fold. If you have any question please comment down below, and we’ll give an answer ASAP.

Have fun making this star fold!

Step 1

Make Vertical Creases


This step aims to make vertical creases all over your napkin. This will be easy. For now, just lay the napkin in front of you.


Then fold the napkin crosswise. These folds will become important later on as you will see.


Continue the process by folding the left edge towards the center.


Then do the same for the left edge.


Fold the left edge one more time towards the center. Make sure to apply pressure so that the crease will be properly made.


Do the same for the right edge. Fold it towards the middle.


And unfold it. You should have a napkin that looks like the image above. Good job, now it's time to move on to the next steps.

Step 2

Make the Points of the Christmas Star


You have made the creases necessary to proceed to the next steps. And so you can begin making the ten points of the star. Your next step is to fold the napkin like an accordion so it should look like the image above.


Now that you've folded the napkin lay it in front of horizontally if you haven't already.


Fold the top right corner of the topmost layer towards the bottom right.


Then unfold it. And for the next step, you will fold and follow the direction of the arrow shown in the image above.


Fold the top right corner towards the bottom left but this time fold it internally. Think of it this way: after you fold the corner it will be hidden.


The image above demonstrates what your first flap, or point, will look like at this stage in the process.


Move to the next layer and do what you previously did again. This step has to be repeated multiple times so if you got the hang of it already then you will find it easy to continue.


Fold the next layer, and if you spread it out a bit your napkin would look like the one from the image above. Don't drop it when you hold it like that - be careful in retaining the shape of the napkin.


Do the same steps for the other side. By the end of it, you will have ten points in all with five from each side. Fantastic, right? You're close to finishing the fold - good job!

Step 3

Tie a String and Finish the Fold


The next step is to get a string. Yes, this is one of those folds that requires that extra bit of help. But it's easy to tie the string.


Position the napkin in such a way that it lies flat. Then place the center of the string beneath the napkin. Make a knot in the middle of the napkin in the top side.


And after you have made the knot, expand the napkin on one side. Extend it so that it will look like the image above with two ends meeting together. The knot will keep things in their proper place.


Make sure to make the left and right points meet at the center. Carefully make some adjustments if there's a need to do it. And congratulations you are done with the star Christmas napkin!

DIY magazine has dozens of napkin tutorials, and we encourage you to check one of them out. And if you have questions or a thought you want to share let us know.

Extra Tips

  • Don't forget to starch your cloth napkin if it is not stiff. Ironing might also get the job done but its main job is to do away the old crease marks, and such.
  • Enjoy making the fold - think of it as something that can give you fun or relaxation.
  • Red is a nice color for Christmas so as other colors like green, white, and gold. It depends on your theme. But the string must be the same color as the napkin.
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  1. find it easier to learn when I’m reading instead of watching videos 😅😅

  2. I like this fold a lot! it’s not christmas yet but i will use this napkin fold as soon as i can

  3. wish i could have seen this guide sooner

  4. figured it just from the pictures alone 👍

  5. It’s definitely not the easiest fold that i’ve encountered BUT it’s definitely worth it come the Holidays

  6. Thankss <3


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