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How to Fold Napkins into Fleur-de-Lis Shapes

Give your dining room table an elegant touch by folding napkins like fleur-de-lis.


  • Step 1: Starch the napkin Iron the napkin with starch.
  • Step 2: Fold diagonally Fold the napkin in half diagonally so that you have an upside-down triangle.
  • Step 3: Raise tip Bring the bottom point up so the tip is about an inch over the edge.
  • Step 4: Fold accordion-style Fold the napkin from one end to the other, accordion-style.
  • Step 5: Insert in glass Insert the bottom into a wine glass or a napkin ring.
  • FACT: In the Middle Ages, diners often used a piece of bread to wipe their hands and mouths.

You Will Need

  • A cloth napkin
  • An iron
  • Starch
  • A wine glass or napkin ring

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