By Karin Brosnan - Monday, September 22, 2014
I love me a big ole napkin...why?
Well for one thing it completely covers my lap while im eating thereby protecting my "cute" outfit from dropped food or spills, they look amazing on the table and make a statement...kind of like a nice big ole pillow does for a sofa!, they are versatile in the way you can fold them or use them on your table and they are washable!
My cute mom made these awesome numbered napkins out of a drop cloth and used transfer paper that you print off on your printer! Here is a great Tutorial
I. Love. Them.
They wash up beautifully everytime! The numbers become softer looking...kind of French linen looking...they are the best!!
These gorgeous Dahlia blooms are from my garden!
These napkins measure 21" square
I love that because of their size I can use them like a placemat and fold them in thirds with the number showing.
Super cute...even my nephews like setting the table because they get to pick what number they want!
Here is a favorite napkin fold I like to use...The Flower
I have another tutorial here
Start with your napkin laying on the table flat.
Bring up each corner to the center
All 4 corners are folded in
Next carefully flip it over...holding in the folded edges
Once again bring the four corners to the center
All four corners are in the center
At each corner you will pull out a section from underneath to make the flower petal
You have a flower with a center. You could put anything you like in the center..a mini pumpkin, an ornament, a piece of chocolate or perhaps a small wrapped gift.
I chose to place a white cup with a flower for some pizazz!
This is a quick and fun way to set up a buffet....stacking plates, fan out the folded napkins, arrange silverware by alternating the height of the forks and knives and place your cups or goblets to the side.
If this tutorial on folding the napkin like a flower was helpful I would love to know and please share it by pinning,facebook, tweeting or whatever social media you like.