Water Lily Napkin Fold

By: Classic Party Rentals

Also known as the lotus or artichoke fold. This fold will be familiar to anyone who has made a paper fortune teller as a kid. At first glance, this may seem complicated but is surprisingly quick and easy.

Follow these steps: 

  • Fold napkin into a square
    Lay napkin out on a flat surface. Take each corner and fold into the middle; taking the time to make sure to make an even square.
  • Again, fold napkin into a square
    Take each of the new corners and fold into the middle.
  • Flip and fold into a square
    Carefully, flip napkin over and repeat folding corners into the middle.
  • Open the petals of the flower 
    Holding the center of the napkin with one hand, reach under the napkin to pull out each corner to create the petals of the flower.