Simple and Clever Table Decoration for Father’s Day
Dads have come to expect a necktie as a typical Father’s day gift. If you are hosting a Father’s Day party then stick with this theme and follow this clever decorating idea by folding a bunch of napkins into neckties that can hold utensils. Then surprise him a gift he wants but doesn’t expect.
Below are easy step by step instructions to turn an ordinary napkin into a tie. Remember that the larger the napkin the longer the tie. You can also use paper napkins. Navy blue cocktail paper napkins were used in the featured photo. For a whimsical and authentic touch use a stripe pattern.
- Lay the napkin face-down, then turn it so that one of the corners points to you.
- Starting at the upper tip, fold the left side about 1/3 of the way diagonally to the right. Don’t press the fold down yet.
- Repeat the last step with the right side and then adjust them both if needed so that both sides are symmetrical. Now press down the folds.
- Fold the left side in about 1/3 of the way starting from the upper tip, similar to what we did in the last two steps. Don’t press it down yet.
- Repeat the last fold along the right side and adjust for symmetry. When you are happy with the shape of your tie, press the folds down.
- Fold the upper 1/3 of the tie diagonally to the right so the tip of the tie is perpendicular to the lower part.
- Turn the tie over so the tip is now pointing left.
- Wrap the tip around the top of the tie.
- Tuck it in underneath to create the knot. There you are, your very own clever necktie napkin! If you like, slip utensils through the knot as shown above.