Valentine’s Table: Easy Heart Shaped Napkin Fold

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Do you have plans for Valentine’s Day? Ed and I will be staying home and probably go to the movies after making a special dinner that I have not yet decided on. I have, however figured out how I will set the table, but know I will use a heart shaped napkin fold to make the table a little extra special.

I am keeping it simple since it is just the two of us, but I wanted it to reflect the occasion.


One easy way to do this is to simply fold the dinner napkins in a heart shape and place them on the center of the plate.  It is very easy…1…2…3…simple.  No complicated folds and once you make one, you won’t even need to look at the step-by-step instructions again.

How to Create an Easy Heart Shaped Napkin Fold:

You will need a napkin. I used 18″ square red cloth ones, but paper will work just fine.

Napkin sizes vary, so the size of your heart may be larger or smaller than mine.  If your napkins have wrinkles in them, they will look better when pressed.

How-to-fold-a-napkin-into a-heart-shape


1.  Fold the napkin in half lengthwise, press if necessary.

2. Fold it in half again, bringing the edges together.

3. With a finger at the center bottom, fold one side up.

4. Fold other other side up so both sides meet.


 5.  Turn the napkin over, keeping the point towards you.

6. Fold in each of the four top corners so that you make four small triangles.  Use an iron to press the folds in place.

Turn the napkin over to finish.


If you don’t have napkins,  fabric yardage cut to size or dishtowels can be folded in the same way.


To download the letter initial hearts, you will find the link in this post:  Valentine Crafts – Free Printable Initial Hearts

Valentine-Heart-Napkin-Folding steps

Now I have to think of something delish to make for dinner.  Lobster tails are my fave.

Valentines-Day-Drink to serve for a dinner for two

And something festive to drink.

How about you, what are your plans for Valentine’s Day?  Anything special you like to do with your Valentine?



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  1. Sheryll & Critters. says:

    I am late, past the time……… but I am loving this design of yours. And I think the instructions should be printed out for any of our hopeful, young girls……… for their own ‘hope chest’. White linen of course, but oh what fabulous ooohs will be brought out from vivid, true red?????

    Some fringed, some hemmed, some embroidered… oh my!

  2. Oh thanks for the idea Diane! Pinned it for next year. Our Valentine day will be a family affair at home with my husband, daughters and their significant others making tacos. Romantic? No. But after 25 years together, we are ok with it. Plus being with my girls is the best Valentine’s day ever! Enjoy your day with Ed.

    1. Hi Stephanie – Sounds wonderful. I agree that being with our daughters would be the best Valentine ever. I wish mine lived closer. They live a days car drive away. :( You are blessed to have yours close by. Enjoy XO

  3. Diane, I love the napkin idea. I believe I will make them for my husband and my Valentine’s dinner decor.

    Valentine’s Day: My husband and I have planned a romantic night-in. To start the evening off, we are making Sherry Chicken w/ Wild Rice Pancakes (I’m making the chicken and he is making the pancakes). For dessert, Chocolate-Raspberry Cake. And, of course a bottle of Champagne to top off this delicious meal.
    After dinner, we are going to cuddle up to a romantic movie w/ more champagne (probably, more chocolate too).

    Enjoy your Valentine’s with your sweetie.

    1. Thanks Bobbi – Sounds like you are set for a wonderful evening. Cozy and romantic – the best! Are the wild rice pancakes – patties of rice or is there flour in them?

      1. Diane,

        The rice pancakes are “pancakes” w/ a small amount of flour. I think I will post the Chicken & Pancake recipes, along with photos, on my blog in a few days.

        Btw-the Sherry Chicken is Sherry Vinegar Chicken. I forgot to add that important ingredient that helps give this dish a wonderful flavor.