Necktie Napkins for Father’s Day

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Alright y’all, I’m pretty sure in the almost six years I’ve been blogging here I’ve never posted a crafty post. Never. There is a very good reason for that.

I’m not crafty.

In fact, if there’s such a thing as un-crafty that’s me. I’m just really bad at all of it. In college, while most people were clamoring to drop accounting or calculus or physics, I was pleading my case to the dean to drop art. I knew it would kill my GPA because it is not humanly possible for me to complete an art project successfully.

So, just know that if I’m saying these cute little napkin ties are easy, they are totally easy. As in my-six-year-old-can-do-them easy. I snapped some pics for each step…try it and let me know what you think! They would look adorable at your Father’s Day barbecue, lunch, brunch, whatever!

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Necktie Napkins for Father’s Day
Cocktail/Beverage size napkins work the best, but you can make any size work. The royal blue/white tie above was made with cocktail size, the plaid was a lunch size and the aqua was a dinner size that I didn’t unfold. (Cocktail, dinner and lunch are the actual sizes listed on the packages.)

Start with a cocktail size napkin, opened completely. Lay the napkin face down, then turn it so that one of the corners points to you.
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Starting at the upper tip, fold the left side about 1/3 of the way diagonally to the right. Don’t press the fold down yet.
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Repeat previous step with the right side and then adjust them both if needed so that both sides are symmetrical. Now press down the folds.
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Fold the left side in about 1/3 of the way starting from the upper tip, similar to what we did in the last two steps. Don’t press it down yet.
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Repeat the last fold along the right side and adjust for symmetry. When you are happy with the shape of your tie, press the folds down.
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Fold the upper 1/3 of the tie diagonally to the right so the tip of the tie is perpendicular to the lower part.
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Flip the tie over so the tip is now pointing left.
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Wrap the tip around the top of the tie.
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Tuck it in underneath to create the knot. Voila!!! You’ve created Necktie Napkins. You can slip a piece of silverware through the knot if you like and set the table.
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Easy peasy, right? Pigs have flown. I just completed a crafty post. 🙂

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