Christmas Tree Napkin Folding in 2 Minutes

2D & 3D Christmas tree napkin folding in 2 minutes! Best Christmas table setting decoration ideas & easy holiday crafts for kids & family!

The most magical time of year is here again! While you are busy finishing up your beautiful Christmas tree and outdoor decorations, why not make your Christmas table settings extra festive as well?

2D & 3D Christmas tree napkin folding in 2 minutes! Best Christmas table setting decoration ideas & easy holiday crafts for kids & family!

In addition to some super easy and no cost DIY Christmas centerpiece you can make , this easy Christmas napkin folding idea will really bring some holiday cheer to any style table settings and decorations.

3D standing Christmas tree napkin folding

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Let’s transform a simple napkin into an impressive little Christmas tree in just 2 minutes! We will also share some creative variations such as a 3D standing napkin Christmas tree, and topping it with a star-shaped name card for an even more personal touch. 

Video tutorial: Christmas tree napkin folding

Materials for Christmas tree napkin folding

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Step 1: Fold the napkin into a quarter square

Fold the square napkin in half

You can iron the napkin first, but it is not necessary if your napkin does not have too many creases. 

Fold the napkin in half into a rectangle, then in half again into a square that is 1/4 the size of the napkin. 

Fold the napkin into a quarter square

Make sure the corners are all lining up with each other. 

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Step 2: Fold the Corners Up one layer at a time

Fold the Corners Up

Start by folding each piece of square over diagonally. 

Stagger the corners to create layered folds.

Stagger the corners to create layered folds. Make sure all the sides are parallel and staggered at about 1″ apart.

Step 3: fold the napkin into a Christmas tree 

flip the folded napkin

Carefully sandwich the folded napkin between your hands, and flip it over. Now we see a diamond shape with the tip pointing down.

Fold the napkin towards the center

Fold the left third towards the center, then fold over the right third, like shown in photo above.

how to fold napkin into Christmas tree

Flip the folded napkin over again. 

fold each flap over

Starting at the top, fold each flap over so they are pointing up. Tuck the second flap up under the one above it. Do the same with the next two flaps.

how to fold Christmas napkin

You can fold the final triangle flap over or under. I wrapped it under as show in photo. 

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You can also fold all the flaps inside. The tree will look slightly different. See video tutorial for this variation.

2D Christmas tree napkin folding  table setting decoration ideas & easy holiday crafts for kids & family!

This Christmas tree napkin folding looks beautiful laying flat on a plate. There are many ways to embellish this napkin Christmas tree: try adding a small ornament, a star or a name tag made from gold card stock or paper, or a piece of candy!

christmas star name tag

In case you are wondering, we got these super cute gold flatware from Amazon. 🙂

3D Standing Christmas tree napkin fold

3D standing Christmas tree napkin folding

You can also make it stand vertically to create a 3d Christmas tree napkin fold. Follow the same steps for the 2D Christmas tree napkin folding, and just roll the back flaps a bit to form a more stable base like in photo below.

Christmas napkin fold ideas

I cut a star using gold paper, and glued a paper tab on the back to hold the star on top of our napkin Christmas tree.

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5 Comments

  1. Wow, I will try making this tomorrow, and hopefully have on our dinner Christmas table. Thanks for sharing this beautiful idea. Happy holidays

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