Serviette/Napkin, Dramatic Fan

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 0 mins

Between the teachings of my Grandmother, an Aunt, my Mother and several restaurants I learned a lot about serviette/ napkin folding.. Now that I have already posted all the napkin folds I know, I decided to look on the net for some new ones to learn. This one is a close relative of Serviette/Napkin Folding, Celebrate With Candles!, Serviette/Napkin Folding, Simple Fan,and Serviette/Napkin Folding, Simple Fan Variation and is dramatic and easy. These can also be made in advance and stacked in a box ready for use.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 paper, serviette (large)
  • 1 cloth, serviette (large)


  1. Place your serviette flat before you in a square shape.
  2. Carefully make accordion pleats from the very bottom of the serviette to the very top. You will have before you a long thin rectangular strip of pleated material.
  3. Starting at one end of the strip, carefully roll it up until you reach the 2/3 mark of the strip.
  4. Lay the spiral shape down so that it sits upright and gently fan out the last section that isn't rolled up.
  5. Holding the rolled up spiral section firmly, reach into the centre of the spiral and pull it the beginning edge and form it into a a small peak in the center.
  6. Arrange the serviette on a plate for dramatic effect.


Most Helpful

Thanks, kiwidutch, for this and all of your other instructions for these lovely napkin arrangements! This is such an easy way to make a nice meal extra-special!

loof February 15, 2012

This is a lovely way to set a napkin for a dinner party. This was very, very easy and has a nice "ooh ahh" factor about it.

HeatherFeather December 25, 2007

This is beautiful. So are many more of your napkin foldings. In fact it has turned into a obsession of sorts. Now I am collecting napkins, you'd be suprised at the pretty ones I've found at garage sales and second hand stores. When dinner is ready everyone comes to the table to see how I folded the napkins this time. Before you, my family was lucky to get a sheet of paper towel. Thanks for making our meals a bit more fun and alot more beautiful.

L DJ September 09, 2007

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