Christmas style guide

Here is your essential Christmas style guide for napkins.  Yep, napkins.  You might think that’s a very specific place to start with a style guide for Christmas, but why not?  Napkins are always on the Christmas table and rather than the usual tried (…or is that tired?) and tested silver or gold napkin ring, I have given you some alternatives to consider which are easy to pull together and look stylish.  And there are no tricky napkin folds in sight.  Because who can be bothered with creating a napkin ‘swan’ when the turkey needs basting and the kids are scrabbling under the Christmas tree looking for just one last present?

Modern with an Australian twist

Christmas style guide
Christmas style guide
White linen napkin, dinner and side plate, all Crate and Barrel  |

Fold a white linen napkin into a square and top with a sprig of fresh leaf – I used Eucalyptus – and pair with a white tipped pine cone and fresh cotton.  I printed the Merry Christmas tag on to good quality paper using this font.

A touch of vintage

Christmas styling
Christmas styling
Christmas styling
Pale grey linen napkin, Citta Design  |  Dinner plate in grey, Crate and Barrel  |  Forchette & Cie vintage spoon with Christmas message, Shiva Designs Bespoke  |  

Fold a pale grey linen napkin into three long ways with the seam facing downwards.  Cut a star using a template and place on the napkin using some black and white washi tape.  The star is printed using this font.  Thread some black and white butchers string through a silver bell and attach under the tape.

Fresh and Casual

Christmas style guide

Christmas style guide
Linen napkin, dinner and side plate, all Crate and Barrel  |  

Fold a black and white patterned linen napkin into a square.  Punch out a flower shape from black card and thread with some twine.  Tie around the napkin and insert a sprig of red berries.

Natural and Fragrant

Christmas style guide
Christmas style guide
Christmas style guide
Natural linen napkins, Crate and Barrel  |  

Fold a natural linen napkin into three and then tie with some twine to create a fold.  Insert a sprig of rosemary and a cinnamon stick under the tie and loop a gold bell onto the twine.  Finish by wrapping sparkly gold tape around the twine.

In Singapore I buy all of my craft supplies from these shops – Spotlight, Art Friend and Paper Market.  You can find all three at Plaza Singapura.

That’s it.  Consider your Christmas napkins sorted.

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