10 Holiday Napkin Folding Ideas For 2016, Because Your Festive Shindig Deserves The Fanciest Of Place Settings

The holidays are the perfect time to try out your new fancy persona. You know, the kind that showers every morning and has sheets that are not from Target and uses actual cloth napkins. And folds those cloth napkins into shapes. Need some inspiration? Here are 10 holiday napkin folding ideas for 2016. If your New Year's resolution is to truly become that fancy persona, now would be the time get a head start — because hey, this year has been an actual dumpster fire, so why not at least try to end on a high note with some cloth napkins folded into butterflies? I like that idea. It gives us something to aspire to.

Folding your napkins into a festive shape is such an easy way to impress your guests. Sure, you're drinking out of plastic champagne flutes, but the napkins were in the shape of Christmas trees! So this is a fancy occasion. Most of these tutorials will be especially easy for fans of origami, but even the most three-dimensionally-challenged of us can get through at least one of these bad boys. I promise. Consider it one of the many ways one may totally win a holiday party (because yes, that is a thing).

Happy folding!

1. Oh, Christmas Tree...

Kim Wilson on YouTube

Of all the Christmas tree tutorials out there, this one is arguably the most arresting. It's a three-dimensional tree that stands up on its own and can support the weight of an ornament. That's pretty amazing.

2. But Who Says All Trees Are Christmas Trees?

Sterne basteln - Weihnachtsdeko selber machen on YouTube

Hey dude, the environment is always in season. This tree is simple, classic, and reserved, and aesthetically soothing.

3. Star of David

expertvillage on YouTube

Ugh, this is so cute and so relatively simple as far as tutorials go! All Hanukkah hosts, take note!

4. And a Non-Denominational Star

bastelnmitkindern on YouTube

You know the whole "Scandinavian holiday" aesthetic? It's this. It's this napkin.

5. And Another Non-Denominational Star

serviettefalten on YouTube

Stars are popular because they are classy and look cool.

6. Fancy Pouch

Mirasch 2014 on YouTube

Napkin pouches tend to be a bit easier in terms of execution, and they're great if you want to incorporate silverware into your place setting as well.

7. Elf Hat!

Good Housekeeping on YouTube

Yes, you read that correctly! Elf hat! It's a napkin, but also a costume! Wow!

8. A Classy Fan

NAPKIN Tutorial on YouTube

Classic. Impress all of your guests with this true fan moment. They'll be like, "Am I underdressed for this dinner?" and you'll be like, "Yeah, probably. I mean, have you seen my napkins?"

9. Snowflake

CK-Creative Kitchen on YouTube

As is true with a few other napkin tutorials, this one comes with the option to incorporate some sort of addition adornment, whether it be an ornament or a charm. Personally, I vote for chocolate.

10. Holiday Butterfly

Basteln mit Papier on YouTube

OK, fine, there's no such thing as a holiday butterfly... but there should be. Let's make it happen.

Image: Good Housekeeping/YouTube