Turn Your Holiday Dinner Table Napkins Into Festive Christmas Trees With This Brilliant Folding Trick

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Christmas is arguably the biggest and most joyous holiday of the year. Why? Because it's the time for families to get together to break bread and be merry. Christmas dinner is supposed to be memorable — just because it's a family event doesn't mean you can't bring your A-game to the table. If you're in charge of Christmas dining room décor this year, and you want to wow the crowd — especially that great aunt who criticizes every little thing you do — then there's no better way than to turn your holiday napkins into festive Christmas trees. With a quick folding trick, you can put an extra smile on everyone's face right before you sit down to eat.

You may be wondering how you're going to turn a dinner napkin into an ornamental Christmas tree, but the process is quite simple. This cute little trick is nowhere near as difficult as your middle school origami lessons — as long as you stick to using linen or cotton napkins, which are easier to fold than satin ones. The best part about this hack, which is supplied by Bright Bazaar blogger and home decorator Will Taylor, is that you can add fun accessories to it to make it even more reflective of the season.

Fold your napkins into mini Christmas trees

Impressing your family and friends this Christmas isn't a far-fetched dream once you throw together this Christmas tree napkin trick. Will Taylor provides a step-by-step tutorial video to ensure your dining table decoration turns out flawless. Of course, you'll need to get quality linen dinner napkins first. If you already have them, great. If not, you can snag a set of green Utopia Kitchen Napkins or gold Ascoza Napkins, both for $20 from Amazon. The trick involves folding your napkin in half twice and then folding the layers upwards, flipping it, and then — you guessed it — folding it several times more. It's not complicated, and the final look is worth it.

However, you don't have to stop there. You can customize the napkins even further — opting not to leave them blank. Add fun little trinkets and baubles to make them sparkle under the lights and stand out even more. You can even decorate them with multicolor pipe cleaners ($7 on Amazon) to imitate mini wreaths. By the time you're done, everyone will be talking about how great the table looks and not whatever it was you did to disappoint them that year. It's a win-win situation for everyone.