menu

How to Fold Cloth Napkins Into Roses

Decor, Entertaining, How-Tos

Today I am excited to show you how to fold cloth napkins into roses. These are such a sweet addition to any place setting.  Wait until you see how easy they are to make too! They are a beautiful way to display napkins for a bridal shower, wedding, baby shower, garden party or just to enjoy on any given day.

Red cloth napkins folded into roses on a raised pedestal with mug cakes in the background.

A Beautiful Table Set with Love

As a symbol of beauty and love, roses are always the perfect addition to any table. Whether they are fresh roses in a vase, faux roses arranged for a centerpiece, or roses on a napkin ring, you can’t go wrong when adding them into a tablescape.

Setting a table doesn’t have to be a formal affair. Sure, a beautifully set dining table is always lovely, but even a simple setting on a coffee table or buffet can still wow guests.

Red cloth napkins folded into roses on a pedestal tray with candles and flowers on top of a coffee table on a porch.

Napkins are typically the first things guests at a table see and touch. After all, our mama’s always taught us to put our napkins in our laps upon sitting down, didn’t they? Therefore, I love coming up with fun, unique, creative, and beautiful ways to display napkins when guests visit the farm and join us for a meal. They’re great conversation pieces too!

How to Fold Cloth Napkins Into Roses

Folding cloth napkins into roses is quicker and easier than you may think. All you need are 17-inch to 20-inch square napkins. You can use any color that works best with the color scheme of your tablescape. I love using red, but pink, white, and lavender are a few of my other favorite colors.Red cloth napkins laid out on a table with one folded into a rose on top.

FOLD:

First, open the cloth napkin up so it lays flat on the surface you are working on. Then, bring one corner of the napkin to the opposite side, creating a triangle.A red cloth napkin folded into a triangle.

ROLL:

Begin rolling up the napkin from the bottom fold; going about two-thirds of the way up leaving a 4 to 5-inch triangle at the top.Rolling up a red cloth napkin from the bottom of the triangle.a red cloth napkin from the bottom of the triangle leaving a 4 to5-inch triangle at the top.From one end of the roll, tuck in the edge and carefully begin rolling the napkin all the way to the other side leaving about 4 to 5 inches at the end. Rolling a red cloth napkin to form a rose. Rolling a red cloth napkin to form a rose. Rolling a red cloth napkin to form a rose.

TUCK:

Next, tuck the end of the roll into the pocket at the bottom. This will secure the roll in place.Tucking the end of the rolled napkin into the pocket to secure the roll in place.  

PEEL AND PULL:

Now, peel apart the two layers at the top of the napkin at the top and pull them down and around the roll to the front.Holding the red cloth napkin up after it’s been rolled and secured. Peeling apart the two layers at the top of the napkin. Pulling the two layers of the napkin down and around the roll to the front creating leaves or pedals of the the rose.

ADJUST:

Turn the napkin rose over so it faces you and adjust the “leaves” or “pedals” to your liking.A red cloth napkin folded into a rose.

Now that I have shown you how to fold cloth napkins into roses, it’s time to plan a party! These beautiful rose napkins are perfect to adorn your table and they are sure to be a big hit at your next gathering!

Pinterest Pin for how to fold cloth napkins into roses.

More Beautiful Napkin Ideas

Looking for more fun ways to add interest, beauty, and a personal touch to your table? You may enjoy these ideas too:

Casual DIY coastal napkin rings.

DIY Coastal Napkin Rings

Plaster of paris floral napkin ring with a blue linen napkin in it and other napkin rings around it..

Plaster of Paris Floral Napkin Rings

A linen napkin with a wood napkin ring around it and a jute twine pumpkin on top.

How to Make Napkin Rings for Fall

Thank you for joining me today. I have a video Pin of this tutorial on Pinterest you may enjoy watching. I’ve linked it here. If you love Pinterest as much as I do, I hope you will follow me there. I also share lots of home decor styling tips and sources, easy and beautiful DIYs, delicious recipes, and more on Instagram. I hope to see you there too. Happy creating!

Pinterest Pin for how to fold cloth napkins into roses.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Stay up-to-date:

Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post? Sign up here and you will also have access to my ebooks, tips, recipes, and menus.