Mar 172010

Special napkin folds are a fun way to dress up a table for Easter or other special occasions. The bunny napkin fold is perfect for a table set for Easter dinner. Kids are sure to enjoy a special bunny setting on there plate.

When making the bunny napkin fold, use a thin napkin for easier folding. Fold napkins the day before your meal so your “warren” is full when guests arrive.bunny-napkin-result

How to Make a Bunny Napkin Fold
These cute-as-a-button cottontails, made from spray-starched square napkins, will energize any Easter table.

bunny-napkin-1-2Step 1
Take a solid-colored square napkin, and starch it for optimal workability. Thinner napkins work better, so choose a linen napkin over a thick cotton one.
Step 2
Fold the napkin in half.

bunny-napkin-3-4Step 3
Fold the napkin in half again, to form a long rectangle.
Step 4
Fold the right and left sides up to meet in the center, forming a point at one end.

bunny-napkin-5-6Step 5
Repeat with the opposite corners.
Step 6
Fold the side corners in so they meet in the center, but don’t fold exactly straight. Pull up above the center point, and you’ll start to see the ears shape up. The napkin will form a kite shape.

bunny-napkin-7-8Step 7
Gently turn your napkin over.
Step 8
Fold the bottom point up, so that it is roughly 1” above the center of the napkin.

bunny-napkin-9-10Step 9
Carefully, turn the napkin over again.
Step 10
Roll the left side over, slightly past the center of the napkin.

bunny-napkin-11-12Step 11
Fold the right side over, tucking the end into the pocket you created on the left side, holding your napkin together.
Step 12
Turn the napkin upright, separating the bottom to form a base. Fluff your bunny’s ears.

Cut three pieces of string; knot together in the middle. Slide a safety pin through the back of the folded napkin, through the center of the knot, through the button’s opening, then back into the napkin; clasp.

Instructions via Good Housekeeping

bunny-napkinBunny Fold for Napkins from Martha Stewart
bunny-napkin-marta-stewartEaster-rabbit-shaped napkins are a festive detail for the holiday table, and they only require a few simple folds. Well-starched crisp cotton or linen will transform into the sturdiest bunnies. Fold napkins the day before your meal so your “warren” is full when guests arrive.
Materials: Cotton or linen napkins, starched
Step 1
Fold starched napkin into thirds to form a rectangle. (If you’re using a square napkin, you’ll need to fold in half, and then fold in half again to get a long rectangular shape.)
Step 2
Crease in half to create a center line for reference; fold top corners down along this line.
Step 3
Fold up from bottom corners along dotted lines.
Step 4
Bring left and right edges together on center line.
Step 5
Flip upside down and over. Turn up bottom point.
Step 6
To fasten: Fold left and right corners back; tuck one corner into the pocket of the other. Pull out bunny ears first; open up base.

Instructions via Marthe Stewart

easter-bunny-earsPhoto via ThePartyDress

Napkin folding rabbit

This is my favorite Rick Beech’s bunny: 100 Classic Napkin Folds


Happy faced bunny

bunny-face-napkinThis happy-faced bunny napkin is sure to be a charming companion to your Easter-theme party.  You need napkins, jelly beans, and licorice strings – these come together quickly (you know how fast bunnies multiple!) so they are great for a party.
1. Begin with the napkin full open, laid out as a diamond.  Fold up the lower point 3 or 4 inches and crease the fold with your fingers along the bottom.  The thinner your band, the longer your bunny’s ears will be.
2. Fold the folded edge up 3 or 4 inches and crease the fold with your fingers along the bottom.  Basically, you are “rolling” the napkin.  Continue until you get to be about 3 inches from the top.  Press.
3. Fold the right side of the napkin band up along the right side of the triangle (the top 3 inches you left) so that it overlaps the bottom layer by about 4 inches.
4. Repeat with the left side of the band, pointing it the opposite direction.  Press.
5. Flip the napkin over and there is your bunny face.
6. Decorate as you like!  Licorice strings are great for the mouth and whiskers – as they are easy to cut and shape.  Try using jelly beans for the eyes and nose.

Hop to it napkin via Napkins with a TwistThePartyDress

Add the perfect touch to Easter Sunday Brunch, bunny-shaped folded napkins.
A well-starched crisp cotton or linen napkin is all that is needed for this festive holiday table detail.
Combine with a center piece of speckled Easter eggs in a nest for a beautiful table setting for a spring brunch or Easter meal.
Fold napkins the day before your meal so your “warren” is full when guests arrive.

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