3 Creative Origami Napkin Fold Ideas

It’s easy to fall into a table setting rut—but it’s equally easy to get out of the slump with stylish table napkin folds! Here we pick our top three favorite origami napkin fold displays, all inspired by the ancient art of origami. The diamond pouch, the accordion and the stunning lotus. Try your hand at each one with the help of our step-by-step visual guide and add a dash of panache to your table setting today.

3 Creative Table Napkin Origami Folds - Discover, A World Market Blog

Diamond Pouch Fold

Fold your cloth napkin to create a pouch or pocket for your stunning silverware or party menu. Don’t be intimidated by the triple diamond origami napkin fold—this folding technique is easy to learn! Whether dressed up with twine or dressed down with a pop of color, the diamond pouch fold is guaranteed to up the look of your tablescape.

3 Creative Table Napkin Origami Folds - Discover, A World Market Blog


3 Creative Table Napkin Origami Folds - Discover, A World Market Blog

Accordion Leaf Fold 

This folding technique adds uniqueness to any table setting. With a little patience and lots of attention to detail, the accordion leaf origami napkin fold transforms neutral chargers and plates into dimensional pieces of table art. Pair the napkin with Thai, Malay or Indian food, and tie the whole thing together with a touch of nature (an orchid flower or freshly-picked leaf will do).


3 Creative Table Napkin Origami Folds - Discover, A World Market Blog

Lotus Fold

Known in decorista circles as the lotus—or water lily or artichoke—fold, this fold pairs perfectly with a special occasion or at-home celebration. Leave the napkin as is for its stunning appeal or fill the folds with candy or chocolate and delight your guests with a sweet surprise.

3 Creative Table Napkin Origami Folds - Discover, A World Market Blog


  • Jeannie

    What a treat to see how your napkins work in folding different designs for thanksgiving and etc. Love all four designs what a great idea to share with everyone. I have your napkins in all of the colors that world mart has to offer, in all of the solid colors, and they are very easy to wash. Thanks again Jeannie

  • Elaine

    I can’t wait to try these! I almost want to bring napkins to our family Thansgiving dinner along with my desserts! Thanks!!!

  • Annie

    A dream of mine come true. Thank you for the how to in such detail. Now I’m off to buy more beautiful napkins at World Market.

  • Ana Kickasola

    Thank you very easy and beautiful.

  • Harriet H

    Thank you! I loved the instructions on how to fold napkins. I will enjoy using these ideas for upcoming holiday dinners.

  • Shyla

    Thank you for sharing a great technique to jazz up a table setting.

  • Keisha D

    Awesome folding ideas! Thanks! Every year my family can’t wait to see what I will do for a tablescape. These ideas are going to totally put my table over the top! Not to mention I got the most beautiful napkins on sale at World Market.

  • Norita

    Thank you for this great tips for napkin folders they’re awesome
    Love them very much
    Thank you so much W.M

  • Gloria Gonzalez

    Thank you for the Napkin instructions very good folding tips.
    I loved.

  • Rachel

    Love love your how to’s. Great ideas to set an awesome looking table setting. Will definitely use them. Thank you

  • Carla

    Great. I will use this often. I always get compliments on your napkins. However my round tablecloths from world market are getting really old. We still use round tables

  • Lisa

    Easy to follow tutorial. Thanks for the videos

  • Odeycloney

    Wonderful. I love how tos. Will definitely continue to. WM

  • Pamula

    Thank you! I’ll be adding this nice touch to our huge family Thankgiving gathering this year!

  • Reva

    Thank you for the napkin folding tips. This could not have come at a better time. Definitely will be of good use.

  • Vickie

    Thank you for this. It will be nice to use at thanksgiving.

  • Margaret Biyd

    Thanks for the napkin folding instructions….it’s the extra “gifts” like this that make so many of us think of WorldMarket First when we go shopping! Good Job!?

  • Adrian Sandoal

    Thanks for sharing, this will improve my decorations on my work as a catter

  • C.

    Thank you. This is nice to have on hand. You carry beautiful finishing touches to your table settings.


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