BOW NAPKIN RING

Written by sidlook. Posted in Sonobe Varitions

FIGBelieve it or not, you can make this fancy napkin ring with just one piece of paper (and a little tape). These make lovely touches for a formal setting but also look great with paper napkins for an outdoor luncheon or picnic.

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1. Make a square base starting with the right side up (see page 8). Refer to Fig. 1.

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2. Make a firm crease according to the dotted line in Fig. 2. Press down on the top point and slightly open the flaps.

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3. As you continue opening the flaps, a square made of folds should appear at the top of the paper. Inverse fold the entire square while pushing the center down. Refer to Fig. 3.

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4. The dotted lines represent the triangle shape that is now between the two outer layers. Refer to Fig. 4. Flatten the paper completely.

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5. Your paper should now look like Fig. 5. Fold the top-layer left and right flaps down, according to the dotted lines.

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6. Your paper should now look like Fig. 6. Flip the paper over and repeat Step 5 on the opposite side.

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7. Your paper should now look like Fig. 7. Lift the bottom corner flap and very slowly open up the paper. Push down and flatten the small square that appears in the center.

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8. Your paper should now look like Fig. 8 when open. Flip paper over.

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9. Cut the top layer on the fold, according to the dotted lines in Fig. 9.

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10. Fold the top point down to line up with the bottom point in Fig. 10.

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11. Your paper should now look like Fig. 11.

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12. Fold the paper according to the dotted lines, with the flaps meeting in the center. Refer to Fig. 12.

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13. Your paper should now look like Fig. 13.

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14. Mountain fold the left side of the top layer in the direction of the arrow, according to the dotted line. Refer to Fig. 14.

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17. For the bottom layer, make a valley fold in the direction of the arrow, according to the dotted line in Fig. 17. Repeat Steps 15 and 16.

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18. Your paper should now look like Fig. 18. Flip paper over.

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19. Tuck the left- and right-side points under the center square. Refer to Fig. 19.

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20. Your paper should now look like Fig. 20.

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21. Bend back both flaps to create a loop, and secure it with tape. Refer to Fig. 21.

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22. Your bow is finished! Refer to Fig. 22.

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