How to fold napkins like a pro

Candle napkin rolling technique

The Candle Napkin Fold

So you want something easy and elegant? Something that looks nice and fancy but doesn't take a boat-load of time? Try this one on for size.


Napkin Fold #1
1. Lay the napkin face down in front of you.
Napkin Fold #2
2. Fold the napkin in half diagonally.
Napkin Fold #3
3. Orient the napkin so the open ends point away from you.
Napkin Fold #4
4. Fold the long side up just about an inch. Press this fold down well or it will interfere with the next step.
Napkin Fold #5
5. Starting at either end, tightly roll the napkin into a cylinder. Take care to roll it straight so it will stand solidly.
Folded Napkin
6. Tuck the end of the roll into the base on the backside and stand it up. Put those matches down, it's not a real candle. Jeesh, you're just like a child.