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For this year's 1 August celebrations, decorate your table with Swiss cross-style red and white napkins.

DIY

Decoration

Napkin folding 1 August

As an alternative to a red and white checked tablecloth, follow these easy instructions to turn your napkins into the Swiss flag!

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Napkin folding 1 August
Napkin folding 1 August

Materials required

Red napkins (40x40cm unfolded)

White napkins (33x33cm unfolded)

1 ruler

Step 1
Unfold the white napkin.
Step 2
Fold the four corners into the centre of the napkin, keeping a margin of about 1cm from the centre.
Step 3
Turn the napkin over and repeat, folding the four corners back towards the centre, always keeping the 1cm margin from the middle.
Step 4
Turn the napkin over again and perform the same operation a third time.
Step 5
Turn the napkin over one last time and now unfold the four corners of the napkin, spreading and flattening them like this. The cross is ready.
Step 6
Place the cross on a red napkin or directly on a red tablecloth.
Napkin folding 1 August
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