DIY – Seating Card Napkin Wraps

I promised when I posted about the menu’s that I would post the napkin wraps.  I couldn’t use the original graphics since they aren’t mine to share, but I was able to put together something similar.  Hopefully it will help someone else looking for a quick and economical way to do seating cards.

(source: Climie+Co, blurred names by me)

Tools Needed:

Supplies Needed:

  • 8.5 x 11 paper of choice – I used Luxe White text weight from PaperSource but the thinner variety of watercolor paper also works well
  • Double Sided Table or glue dots
  • Folded (in 1/4 fashion) Napkins to Wrap

Instructions:

  1. Download the Napkin Wrap template and customize with your guest’s names.  You can also change the blue flowers to your own graphic.  I used them again for a house warming party with cute little houses.
  2. Do a test print to ensure you have your printer settings correct on regular paper.  I can’t stress this enough.  Every printer is different so it’s easier to test on regular paper and adjust until you have it aligned, etc.
  3. Print out your napkin wraps onto your paper.
  4. Using the light grey lines that seperate the areas as a guide, carefully cut out your wraps.  I found it easier to cut one page at a time, which did take a bit longer…however I did this part of the process while watching a movie so it didn’t seem as lengthy. 🙂

Now it’s time to wrap your napkins.  Prefold your napkins with a pocket (if desired) in the 1/4 size.  Basically this means folded in half then folded in half again.

  1. Using a napkin as your template place a wrap and center it over where you would like them to line up.  Turn the set over and make small pencil marks on the back of the wrap at the edges of the napkin.
  2. Use this wrap as your template to score the wraps where they will fold over the edge of the napkins.  This is optional but I found it MUCH easier to work with the scored wraps.  I used post-it-notes to mark the lines and create a template of sorts with my ScorPal to quickly score all 100 of my wraps (10 minutes max)
  3. Now get to wrapping….line up the wrap and use a small piece of double sided tape to hold the pieces together in the back.
  4. Insert the Menu and you are finished!
  5. I then used lunch sized paper bags to bag up the napkin sets for each table and handed them over to my DOC to place on the tables.


    (source: personal photos)

If you have any questions leave me a comment or an email!

* flower graphics created with free Photoshop brushes from http://www.freevectordownload.com

    • Ethel Taylor
    • September 1st, 2016

    Want to use for my class reunion. Tried to download and it shows error.

    • Claude Delepine
    • March 7th, 2015

    Subject: Seating Card Napkin Wraps
    Hello,

    Your seating napkinwrap is ouwsome !!! I like to change the flowers on the wrappingbanner. You can get it from dowloading the freevectors, wich I did. when I open the file all flowers are on this file, how do I pic one of them and put it in my word document. because all the flowers are on the fille???

    Thanks for your help
    Claude

    • Emilia
    • March 22nd, 2014

    Love it. I copied and made changes in the position of the flowers. When I first printed they barely appeared in the front, unlike your pictures. My guests will love it. Thank you for sharing!

    • I’m so happy to see my napkin wrap tutorial from way back in 2009 is still useful (with a few edits)!! Congrats on your upcoming event!

    • Cecelia
    • August 15th, 2012

    Please provide instruction exactly how the napkins are folder. Love, Love the idea!

    • Hello there! You should be able to view the directions for folding the napkins on the post linked below 🙂
      http://dillpicklepicnic.com/2010/04/21/folding-napkins-into-a-pocket/

      • Surprising no one’s got anything to say about it! I fell in love with this kit right away, despite the naysayers — I find most of the other offerings too stiff and glassy eyed for my taste. This one captures the spirit in Noiji Itou’s drawings, I think… so I forgive the giant orange blot on her face. I definitely want to see more of this particular sculptor’s work — the legs on Haruhi here are the charm point!Though, is it just me or is her head just a little too big/wide?

    • Nadia Sweeting
    • April 4th, 2012

    I REALLY LOVE your DIY napkin wraps. I will use this for my best friend’s upcoming wedding

    • Charlene
    • November 19th, 2011

    These are perfect! Can you please tell me what size the menu card is? I would like to make thank you cards in their place.

  1. I love your work and thanks so much for posting the template! I’m actually borrowing your menu template and I love the napkin wraps! I was going to do the wraps for flipflops (flip flop basket for reception) and maybe I can borrow the idea but I need a beachy theme for the design! Any ideas where I can find a beachy template?

    • Meghan
    • August 22nd, 2009

    Those are beautiful. Can you share how you got the flower design on your actual napkin wraps? I am looking for something very similar only in a gerber daisy design. Thanks!

    • Thanks! They are from Twin Ravens Press, who designed and created our letterpress wedding invitations. We were given permission to use them on a few flat printed items, such as the napkin wraps.

    • Babyduck
    • August 13th, 2009

    I loveee it!! and it’s so easy to do
    thanx for sharing 😀

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