How to fold Easter Bunny Rabbit Napkins

If you feel like your Easter table decorations are lacking in that little something, then why not try making these 'cute-as-a-button' cottontails, made from spray-starched square napkins. When making the bunny napkin fold, use a thin napkin for easier folding.

photo credit: Philip Friedman/Studio D via Good Housekeeping

Step 1
Take a solid-colored square napkin, and starch it for optimal workability.
Thinner napkins work better, so choose a linen napkin over a thick cotton one.
Step 2
Fold the napkin in half.
Step 3
Fold the napkin in half again, to form a long rectangle.
Step 4
Fold the right and left sides up to meet in the center, forming a point at one end.

Step 5
Repeat with the opposite corners.
Step 6
Fold the side corners in so they meet in the center, but don’t fold exactly straight.
Pull up above the center point, and you’ll start to see the ears shape up.
The napkin will form a kite shape.
Step 7
Gently turn your napkin over.
Step 8
Fold the bottom point up, so that it is roughly 1” above the center of the napkin.
 Step 9
Carefully, turn the napkin over again.
Step 10
Roll the left side over, slightly past the center of the napkin.

Step 11
Fold the right side over, tucking the end into the pocket you created
on the left side, holding your napkin together.
Step 12
Turn the napkin upright, separating the bottom to form a base.
Fluff your bunny’s ears.

Step 13
Cut three pieces of string; knot together in the middle. Slide a safety pin
through the back of the folded napkin, through the center of the knot,
through the button’s opening, then back into the napkin & clasp. Voila!

Tutorial from Decorbox via Good Housekeeping


  1. Love the tutorial! I sat here with my napkin and did it step by step. I am definitely going to use that in an Easter table this week! Thanks

  2. Adorable. I love napkin folding and this is so perfect and you make it look SO EASY!

  3. Beautiful, and easy to follow instructions. Thank you.


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