Tutorial:  Napkin Bows

Napkin Bow Tutorial

One of the best things about a party is the special extras that are infused into the day.  For example, my children eat fruit all the time, but cut it up small and stick a skewer through it and it becomes so much more than a lunch box side item.  This is the same thinking that goes along with party styling.  Take the usual and bump it up a bit.  No, you don’t have to do that with every single aspect of your party.  To do that would be gaudy and, well, exhausting.  However, by incorporating a few little extras here and there can really set it apart from the everyday! Check out our American Girl Pajama Party to see how fun it can be!

In this simple photo tutorial, I can show you a simple way to give your place settings a little oomph.  With very little supplies and effort, you can create adorable bows out of paper napkins and add a little something special to the table settings.

The Supplies

Napkin Bow Supplies

Method 1:  Paper Wrapped Bow Napkin with Tag

  • Paper Napkins
  • Strips of cardstock
  • Tags (optional)
  • Stapler

Method 2:  Paper Wrapped Bow Napkin with Tag

  • Paper Napkins
  • Ribbon

Now that you have all your supplies gathered… Let’s begin!

Make It!

You can begin both methods the same way.  Get your napkins out and follow along.

Folding Bow Napkins Step 1

Method 1:  Paper Wrapped Bow Napkin with Tag

Now we deviate for the 2 methods.  This method is great to customize and personalize the party with, especially if you have printable tags to use.   Check out our Pinkadot Shop on Etsy for a tag design to personalize your party theme.

IMG_3183Bow Napkin with Tag

Method 2:  Paper Wrapped Bow Napkin with Tag

The second method is simple and just uses a small length of ribbon to tie the bow together.  See how it’s done!

Method 2. Making a bow napkin with ribbon

Bow Napkin with RibbonThats it!  You’re done!  I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.  Be sure to stop by Pinkadot Shop on Etsy and get your party printables or check out some of our other  and freebies!

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