How to Fold a Napkin into an Open Book

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

We’re going to fold an open book, and it’s actually going to have a menu and a place card.

Okay, so what we’re going to do is take your square, and we’re going to fold two-thirds of the way up. And then we’re going to fold, I would say, about two inches up. And we’re going to insert your menu in the center.

Now we’re going to fold in towards the edge of the menu. And then we’re going to fold back so you can actually just see these little pockets right here. And here is a great spot where you can put the place card.

So I have Allison sitting at my dinner table, and I slip her in there, and then she’ll reveal her menu. So I take this edge and move it in again. I can match it up to that edge, and then peel it back.

And it’s a beautiful way that when your guest sees their name at their place setting, you can open up and reveal the menu. So that’ll easily just go back in, and again they can reveal it to see the menu.

So this is how you fold an open book napkin.