How to Fold a Napkin into a Pinwheel

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


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Want to impress guests at your next dinner party? Learn how to fold napkins into elegant and whimsical shapes. The easy-to-follow instructions are demonstrated in these Howcast videos.




Now we're going to fold a pinwheel. You're going to take your napkin here. You're going to create a diamond shape. And you're going to fold up all the points to the center, so they all meet in the center here. And then we're going to fold halfway up, until you meet that center point. And then the top down, to meet it in the center as well. Then we're going to do a 90 degree turn. We're going to fold the bottom up halfway, and the top down halfway, so we have a nice square. We're going to actually underneath here and lift it up a little. You're going to see that point. You're going to pull that out, to the right. You're going to pull that triangle out. And then you're going to lift up, to the left corner that's underneath, and you're going to pull that one out and up. And so, for the remaining two, you're going to take this one, this corner here, we're going to pull that out, to the side, to the left. And our last one, we're going to pull it towards us. We're going to lift it up a little bit, pull it down towards us. And you can see we created a pinwheel. Transfer it to our dishes. And that's how you fold a pinwheel napkin.


  • Jessie Kaye

    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.