Serviette/Napkin Folding, Celebrate With Candles!

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Recipe by kiwidutch

My interest in serviette folding was born on a wet day at my Grandmother's house, I was a pre teen and helping her with the ironing and watched while she ironed serviettes into wonderful shapes and neatly stacked them for use. I asked her to show me how and she did. Once you know several folds and people see them, they often have at least one other that you haven't seen before, you gain knowledge of the new one and on it goes. 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 another very easy fold and it's called the Candle fold.. very suitable for Birthday Parties!

Ingredients Nutrition

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


  1. Lay your serviette out flat before you in a diamond shape.
  2. Take the corner at South and bring it up to meet the corner at North. You will have before you a triangle shape with the crease at the bottom.
  3. Take the two points at North and bend them forward South but only go one third of the way down the serviette. This will make a tiny triangle at the top that faces downwards.
  4. Fold the little triangle towards South again, only one third of the main serviette will be showing at the bottom now. Then fold the strip over again towards South so that the top now meets the bottom edge at South. (You should have folded the triangle downwards 3 times in all) This results in a long thin strip that has two little triangle points sticking out at each end.
  5. Take hold of the little triangle at the left end of the strip that you have and fold it under and backwards under itself so that the point sticks up (this will be your candle "flame").
  6. Now start to roll up the long strip, starting at the end where the left triangle has been folded backwards. Roll the strip up to the end, tucking the last part under and into the roll at the base of your candle.
  7. Voila ! a Candle serviette/ Napkin ! -- and how easy was that!

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