Easy (and Free!) Valentine’s Day Table Decor: Folded Napkin Envelope

Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

I don’t usually go all out with heart decor for Valentine’s Day but I do usually have a dinner of some kind…even if it’s just a get together with friends. So I’m always on the look out for easy ways to make the table feel like Valentine’s Day without being too much. One of my favorite ways to do this is with napkin folding. It’s easy to do (if you know the steps) and it’s free!

Click Next to see how to make a folded napkin envelope (and a DIY place card).

Folding the Napkin

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Step 1: Lay the napkin out on an angle | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 1: Lay the napkin out on an angle

1. Lay the napkin out on an angle.  If it has a pattern in the corner (like this one), make sure that it is at the top.  Ironing the napkin first will give you a crisper look (I didn’t do this as you can tell…I avoid ironing at all costs!)

Step 2: Fold up the bottom corner | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 2: Fold up the bottom corner

2. Fold the bottom corner up so that it’s about 1/2″ below the corner of the top corner.

Step 3: Fold the left corner half way over | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 3: Fold the left corner half way over

3. Fold one of the bottom corners in, about half way across the bottom of the napkin.

Step 4: Fold the right corner half way over | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 4: Fold the right corner half way over

4. Fold the other bottom corner to meet the first corner, about half way across.  Make sure that the top corners are even (that’s more important than where the corners meet on the bottom).

Step 5: Fold the left side half way over again | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 5: Fold the left side half way over again

5. Fold one side of the napkin in to the middle again.

Step 6: Fold the right side half way over
Step 6: Fold the right side half way over

6. Fold the other side in to meet the first half.  Make sure that the corners meet in the middle.

Step 7: Fold the bottom half up | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 7: Fold the bottom half up

7. Fold the bottom of the napkin up to just below the corners at the top of the napkin.

Step 8: Close the flap | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Step 8: Close the flap

8. Fold the flap over the top of the napkin.

The Folded Napkin

The finished envelope napkin | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
The finished envelope napkin

The envelope is a pretty addition to the plate.

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

I really like the way it looks with my white and blue plates…yes, I know…these aren’t really traditional Valentine’s Day colors.  (You can see a more traditional Valentine’s Day table setting HERE).

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

And an envelope isn’t really specific to Valentine’s Day either.

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

The great thing about these envelopes is that you can actually put cards in them. So you could add an unexpected Valentine’s Day surprise to the table…or use them for place cards (which is what I did).

The Valentine’s Day Place Card

Folded napkin envelope with Valentine's Day place card | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Folded napkin envelope with Valentine’s Day place card

These Valentine’s Day place cards are really easy to make, and add the little bit of Valentine’s Day that I want.

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

And they help your guests figure out where they are supposed to sit.

Valentine place card supplies | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Valentine place card supplies

What You Need

Cut a heart from the ribbon and a square from the construction paper | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Cut a heart from the ribbon and a square from the construction paper

Cut a heart from the pink rhinestone ribbon.  Then cut a piece of construction paper that is a little bigger than the heart.

Use the glue stick to stick the ribbon onto the construction paper.

Valentine's Day place card | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.
Valentine’s Day place card

Then use the sharpie marker to write your guests’ names on the construction paper.

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

You can place the card under the envelope flap for more of a hidden surprise.

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

You could leave the flap open if you want to be able to see the full card.

 | Easy and Free Valentines Day Table Decor Folded Napkin Envelope | I don't usually do a lot of decorating for Valentine's Day but I do like to do something elegant for the table. These folded napkin envelopes with a DIY heart place card are really easy (and inexpensive!), add a bit of Valentine's Day decor to the table but aren't too much.

Or you could just go with the card in the envelope.  Either way you have an easy and inexpensive place card…to go with your easy envelope folded napkin.

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