How to Fold a Napkin Into a Bishops Mitre

Impress your guests with beautifully folded napkins placed at your dinner table. Ordinary napkins are transformed into mini works-of-art with this simple but fabulous Bishops Mitre folding technique. Surprise your friends with your creative mind at your next dinner party!

Steps

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    Open the napkin and place it down in front of you.
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    Fold the top, right corner down to the middle.
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    Fold the bottom, left corner up to the middle.
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    Holding the top right triangle in the middle:

    • Lift the napkin up. The other triangle will open up.
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    • Flip the napkin over and place it back down.
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    • Still holding the napkin, fold it to the bottom of the top triangle.
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    • Bring the triangle from underneath, out.
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    Flip the napkin over.
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    Fold the triangle on the right in half, right to left.
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    Lift the bottom triangle up, covering half of the folded triangle.
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    Flip the napkin over and fold the triangle on the right in half, right to left.
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    Fold the end of the triangle in a little bit.
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    Tuck the bit you have just folded behind the other triangle.
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    Gently put your fingers in the underside of the Bishops Mitre and open it up.
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    Place the Bishops Mitre on your table for a marvellous display.

Tips

  • Be gentle when opening up the Bishops Mitre; if you are too forceful, the folds will undo.
  • Crease every fold for the best finishing results.

Things You'll Need

  • Napkins

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