Monday, April 27, 2009

The Folded Napkin

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Hosted by "Between Naps on the Porch"

This is my first Thrifty Treasures, so this post is also perfect! I got 8 of these napkins- dirt cheap! You'll see!

Last Thursday, for my tablescape, many of you noticed my "tucked in" silverware and asked me how I did it. Well, since I'll be transforming a napkin into a pocket, I thought, "Brain" will this qualify for today's Met Monday? And she said, "why of course! Commence with the napkin to pocket metamorphosis!" That "Brain", she's a cut-up! LOL

So here are the steps to folding this napkin into a pocket! I used one of the new ones, tag still on it, because the initial fold gave me this idea!

1) Layout your napkin, long ones work best for this fold.

2) Fold it inside out, where you can see the main tag, not the store tag.

3) Fold down the top part by about 2 inches.

4)Fold in one side.

5) Fold in the other side so they face each other.

See the price tag at the above photo? I really did get it for 39 cents- 90% off!

6)Fold both sides together like a book. Easy so far, right?

7)Choose which part of the book fold you want to show and fold the bottom at an angle to show an isosceles triangle view of the bottom side.

8)Grab three silverware to tuck in and you're done!

This is what it looks like tucked in.

Here's a full placesetting. Gotta love swirly straws!

Or, you can put it on top of your plates and hint of a casual dinner to come.

I hope you all enjoyed the transformation of my 39-cent napkin. I love Kohl's, especially when they have enough of what I need and want for uber savings! Yay! I can't wait to share with you on Thursday more of my great finds!

Susan and Rhoda, I can't tell you enough how fun these memes are. Thank you so much! Ok, everyone, go visit other's thrifty finds and transformations! Heart ya for peeking!

TABLESCAPING IDEAS: ("Brain" doesn 't think she's needed for this one) To wow your guests at your next gathering, find and try a great napkin fold by going to this site: Napkin Folding Guide


  1. Wow! .39 cents, that is a good deal. Thanks for the simple step by step instruction.

  2. This is cool Chandy. Tablescapes I see have the spoon and forks place on each site of the plate so the "pocket" napkin is a nice change :-)

  3. Hi Chandy,
    That is really good! What a great idea, I am going to try it. I love Kohl's sales too, especially when they are the 90% off variety! Have a great Monday, Cindy

  4. Great find and a tutorial on napkin folding! I love it...just added you to my favorite list. I need help on setting a pretty table and I see I can to the right place! Great buy on the napkins!

  5. Chandy,
    I love this! Thank you for showing such great step by step instructions. I will definitely use this great idea. ~Cathy~

  6. Cnandy, thanks for the step-by-step instructions. I will be using this! Wonderful post. Thanks a bunch. Hugs, Crystal

  7. Hello and good morning, ladies! You are welcome and enjoy!

  8. Thank you so much for sharing your great idea. My grandchildren love the swirly straws, too!


  9. Hi Carolyn! Oh, I love this napkin fold and your brainy directions! :) I'm really getting into napkin folding. The folded napkin gives me such a feel of accomplishment - well, you know it doesn't take much with me! :)
    Thanks for popping in to see me, sweet friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  10. Shelia, I'm just glad you came back for a little bit! ;-)

  11. I'll have to try that napkin folding technique!!

  12. thank you for the instructions I am going to try that!

  13. Chandy.. Thanks for the great tutorial. My brain tends to go on vacation when I'm trying to figure what to do with my napkins... it's great to see fresh ideas. Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great week!

  14. Chandy, how cute you are! So nice to have you play along, I'm meeting so many new girls out there. Love your sense of humor & your bargains, to boot. Those napkins are TOO cute!

  15. Hello Debbie, Rhoda, Deb and Darlene! Thank you for stopping by! I'm glad many of you want to try it!

  16. Thanks for showing us how to do that, Chandy! I had noticed and wondered how that works. Great buy on the napkins!!...Debbie

  17. love the napkin pocket...and what a steal!
    gotta love the kohl's sales!!!woohooo.

  18. Love the instructions for the napkin. It is simple enough or even me to do. lol Great instructions. I love your thrifty finds. They are so great. I can't wait to see your TT and all your great ideas for your tables. Hugs, Marty

  19. Debbie, Chastity, and Marty, thank you for seeing the value in this post. I was amazed at how easy it was for me, too! And yes, love that it was a steal!

  20. I love this napkin folded like a pocket. I'm gonna try it and see if I can do it. As soon as I read your comment, I went and counted my leaves and most of them are 7. I hope I have good luck coming. Thanks for the post.

  21. How cool, love the folding lesson, it looks so pretty and classy.

  22. Chandy, you really are the best bargain hunter. (Sorry, Laurie!). 39 cents? Geez, I just bought 4 napkins yeaterday at 3.95 each and that was the sale price at Crate and barrel. Thanks for the napkin folding instructions....Christine

  23. Please stop by my blog and my Three or More Tuesday post.... I have an award for you..... Make sure you pick up the right award... I selected it just for you! Thanks! ~ Susan

  24. I always am looking for interesting ways to fold my napkins so thank your for sharing with me.

  25. I love napkin folding. This is a really cute table setting as well.

  26. Thank you ladies!

    Susan, I'm on my way! Thanks!


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