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11/22/2011 03:09 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Napkin Folding: Candle (PHOTOS)

Photo: Flickr: gematrium

This candle may be constructed from a napkin, but that doesn't mean it won't shine. Creating this elegant look is as easy as folding a square napkin into a triangle and rolling it up. You can stand the finished linen on its own, but we like the idea of placing it in the water glass -- that way you know it won't fall over and you can create a looser, more natural fold.

Click here for complete instructions, and check out other simple yet sophisticated folds in the slideshow below.

  • The Bishop's Hat
    Flickr/DennisWong
    A classic fold that will take you back to your cruise ship vacation of '09. Follow this YouTube tutorial for the how-to.
  • The Three-Pocket
    Between Naps On The Porch
    This idea also gives you a place to put all those forks and flowers. Visit Between Naps On The Porch for the tutorial.
  • The Rosette
    The Stone Gable
    Much easier than you'd think. Really, it's just an (artfully) rolled-up napkin. No ironing needed. Visit The Stone Gable for the full details.
  • The Kimono
    100 Layer Cake
    You won't even have to worry about setting a proper table with this one. 100 Layer Cake has the step-by-step.
  • The Collared Shirt
    How About Orange
    It was originally made for Father's Day, but hey, why not. How About Orange will show you how.
  • The Candle
    Flickr/gematrium
    So easy, we probably don't need to tell you how to do this. But we will: Just fold the napkin into a triangle, then roll. Stick the rolled napkin into a glass. Done. If you need pics, check out The Napkin Folding Guide (which indeed exists).

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