“A TURKEY at each PLACE SETTING – WOW”

The finished touch at the DINING ROOM TABLE – – will make a real “Show Stopper” – when you create this beautiful napkin!

Photos by Jonathan Fong

Photos by Jonathan Fong

When it comes to your Thanksgiving table, it’s the little details that count. And these napkins folded into turkey shapes certainly will have you gobbling up the compliments.

To make these turkey-shaped napkins, you will need two square napkins for each one. I chose a plain napkin for the body and a patterned napkin for the feathers. I also used paper napkins because they’re much easier to fold than cloth napkins. As you fold, press down firmly to create defined creases.

Start with the napkin for the body. Crease the napkin in half diagonally.

Fold the left and right corners into the center line.

Fold the outside corners once more into the center line.

Fold up the lower tip until it meets the tip at the top.

Fold down about an inch of the front tip to create the head.

Moving on to the feathers, unfold the square napkin so it is a rectangle

Accordion-fold the napkin every one-half inch until there are about three inches remaining.

Fold the napkin in half with the accordion folds on the outside bottom.

Fold and tuck the open ends of the napkin into the bottom accordion fold crease.

Let go and the feathers unfold. Place the feathers on top of the body.

Jonathan Fong is the author of “Walls That Wow,” “Flowers That Wow” and “Parties That Wow,” and host of “Style With a Smile” on YouTube. You can see more of his do-it-yourself  projects at jonathanfongstyle.com.


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