It’s all about the details, isn’t it? Most anyone can make a wedding happen but those little details are what makes the occasion stunning and unforgettable. When the guests sit down to dine with the newly-wedded couple they’ll be in awe of the gorgeous table centerpieces, chair bows or other accents. You’ve taken care of the details even down to the napkins. Each plate will hold a beatifull-folded napkin that looks like a bow tie. The napkins arrangement is perfect for creating an elegant look at a wedding dinner.
You can take most any type of cloth napkin and make it into a lovely bow in no time. Lay the napkin out flat on the table in front of you. Take the edge that faces you and fold it into the center. Take the opposite edge and fold it to the center as well. Don’t overlap the edges; position them so that they just meet.
Take the folded edge that is now facing you and fold it into the middle. Do the same to the opposite side. Now you have two folds that meet in the middle of the napkin. Take the right side of the napkin and fold it towards the middle. Arrange it so that the edge is slightly past the center mark. Take the left side of the napkin and fold it to the center, and slightly beyond that point. You should now have a rectangular shape which has folded edges all the way around.
Cut a piece of wide ribbon for each napkin. If you use the type which has wires along the edges it isn’t absolutely necessarily to use hot glue to secure the ribbon. Using non-wired ribbon, though, wrap it around the napkin and bring the ends to the backside. Slightly overlap the edges of the ribbon and hot glue them.
There are other things you can use as the wrap for the bow tie napkins. For example, cover a paper towel roll with fabric, cut it into sections, then slide a section over each napkin. Smash the cardboard flat.
Create a white bow tie with a black band to hint at a tuxedo effect. Or, use a white napkin with a white velvet ribbon to make something different yet elegant.
Although the bow tie napkin is perfect just like it is you can take the craft further and make a monogram for it. To do this, simply take a piece of metallic pipe cleaner, available in gold, silver, red, blue and other shades, and twist it to make the letter. You can print out the alphabet in the font you want then use it to shape the letters.
Use a tiny dot or two of hot glue to attach the metallic letter to the napkin ring. The ring is the ribbon or cardboard tube section that is wrapped around the center of the napkin bow tie. The metallic look of the pipe cleaner letters creates a gorgeous accent. Your guests will be very impressed!