If you are planning a wedding or other special event, today’s simple place setting idea is one you are sure to love. By taking a standard square napkin and folding it with a flourish, you can give each plate at the table its own bow tie. This idea is easy to execute, too, making it the perfect project for weddings or other large events. Let me fill you in on all of the details!
For this project, you will need…
Woven cotton quilting fabric (amount required will vary depending upon the desired number of place settings)
Rotary cutter and mat
Small rhinestone buckles
1. To make a napkin, use the rotary cutter and mat to cut a 16” square of fabric. Apply a narrow hem to each of the raw edges, or finish with a rolled hem on a serger.
2. Fold the finished napkin in half. Rotate the napkin 90 degrees; fold into thirds.
3. Trim an 8-10” piece of satin ribbon. Seal the ends with Fray Check.
4. Loop the ribbon around the napkin and through the rhinestone buckle.
You are finished!
I love that you can tailor this look to fit any theme or color scheme simply by using your favorite fabrics.
Looking for even more wedding and party inspiration? Check out these fun ideas from the PS archives!
Paper Medallion Napkin Rings
Sequin Teacup Topiaries
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.
Super cute!! I love the rhinestone buckle with it. Great idea!!!
Amber Mae says
These are adorable! I just might make a more “manly” version for my little man’s first birthday 🙂
Shannah @ Just Us Four says
so adorable! Love the color as well! Navy blue is so cute!
Laura | Artifact Uprising says
Genius! I absolutely love this. Thanks for sharing your creativity!