Easter is coming up and I’m already contemplating my holiday table setting. I like to keep things simple and stick to bright colours, fresh flowers, and a few seasonal decorations.
And this year, I’m turning our ordinary linen table napkins into bunny ears for a fuss-free way to add a little fun to the table. We use cloth napkins every night, but a few folds (ten, actually) transform this ordinary table item into something festive and seasonal.
Here’s how to fold a napkin into bunny ears:
Start with a large square cloth napkin or piece of fabric. I like 20″ x 20″ , but any large size will do. Be sure the linen is crease free and/or ironed before you start, and place the material wrong-side up on a table or flat surface.
Fold the napkin in half, bringing the top edge down to meet the bottom edge.
Repeat the fold again, bringing the top edge down to meet the bottom edge once more.
Bring each side into the middle and fold down.
Fold the bottom right corner into the middle crease.
Fold the right side in half to the centre, forming the ear.
Repeat the steps 5 and 6 with the left side.
Fold the pointed triangle at the top back and under the napkin.
Slip the top left point of the right ‘ear’ into the pocket in the corner of the top of the left ‘ear’.
Turn the napkin so it is standing up. Place inside the glass and adjust the ‘ears’.
How are you decorating your Easter table this year?