How to Fold a Napkin into a Bow Tie

Learn how to fold a napkin into a bow tie with the napkin folding instructions in this Howcast video.


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Now we're going to create a bow tie. We're going to take our napkin, and we're going to fold it in thirds from either side. And then we're going to fold the top and the bottom into the center evenly. Adjust that. And then we're going to take a ribbon; and again, if you want to accent your bow tie with a different pattern or a different print, you can use a different colored ribbon, but today we're going to do a tone on tone color. And we're going to slide our ribbon underneath our bow tie. And we're simply going to tie this tight and pinch it together. We're just going to tie a knot. And then we're going to flip it over, and put it on our dishes. And that's how you fold a napkin bow tie.


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    Jessie Kaye is a designer, origamist, and co-owner of Sweet Street Gals with experience in graphic design and advertising. She has a passion for all things paper and an appreciation for beautiful detail. She loves to practice yoga and travel to faraway places; someday she'd like to learn how to fly.