The complete guide to folding napkins for Thanksgiving

Table settings are an essential part of any dinner gathering, particularly the most anticipated meal of the season: Thanksgiving! With all the turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, rolls, pies, etc., things are bound to get a little messy. Needless to say, napkins are  necessary. Especially for one who always seems to end up with a jam smear on her blouse… what’s a girl to do? Anyways, it is time to step up our napkin game and (attempt) to banish all spills and splotches! We’ve chosen six festive designs to DIY: 1) Boat, 2) Maple leaf, 3) Turkey, 4) Crown, 5) Leaf, and 6) Pumpkin.  These will put the finishing touch on your Thanksgiving spread and even impress your mother-in-law with the ever-critical eye!

fun napkin folds for the holidays

Maple Leaf: A bit difficult but adorable! Tutorial found here

fun napkin folds for the holidays

Boat: You start with a rectangle with this one, so cut your napkin if necessary. Tutorial found here

fun napkin folds for the holidays

Turkey: Such a cutie pie! Tutorial found here

fun napkin folds for the holidays

Pumpkin: A small leaf on top would look great on this one. Tutorial found here

fun napkin folds for the holidays

Leaf: Love how striking this one is. Tutorial found here

fun napkin folds for the holidays

Crown: We made a simplified version of the bishops hat. Tutorial found here 

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Crafting by Kara Schmidt  |  Photography by Anna Killian 

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