How to Fold Paper Towels Fancy

Folding paper towels is a simple task that anyone can do. However, it’s not something you should wing without thinking about the best way to go about it. The folds you use when folding your paper towel can make all the difference in how much space they take up in your trashcan and how quickly they dry off after being used for cleaning purposes.

This blog post will teach you how to fold paper towels fancy for when guests come over or if it’s the weekend and you have some time on your hands. So grab a few paper towels from the bathroom, and let’s get started!

How to Fold Paper Towels Fancy

7 Ways on How to Fold Paper Towels Fancy:

1. The Origami:

To make a paper towel origami crane, start by folding your paper towel in half and then unfolding it. Next, fold the top corner over and then along the crease to find where it intersects with the bottom corner of the paper towel. Fold at this point down about 1 inch or so, but no further! After that, bring one side of the paper towel to the opposite side of the fold point you just made.

You will need to make a crease along this line to be able to fold it over. In doing so, you should have a triangle-like shape leftover when unfolding your paper towels. From there, repeat until all the paper towel is used up or until you’ve folded it into the shape that you desire.

2. The Classic:

This is the style that most people see when they come around for dinner, etc. Take your paper towel and fold in half lengthwise (vertically) before folding in thirds (lengthwise) again. This versatile method for folding paper towels will allow the towel to dry more quickly when used.

3. The Triangle:

The triangle fold is great for maximizing your paper towel while minimizing its visibility in your trashcan or on any countertop that you place it on after use. To begin, fold your paper towel in half lengthwise and then unfold it. Next, fold one of the corners down to line up with the opposite corner. It should look like a triangle at this point.

Making Triangle fold

After that, bring together both sides of the paper towel so that all four corners touch. From there, you can choose to either tuck one side under or have both sticking out to the side and then either fold the other corner over or just roll it up with your hand.

4. Half:

This may be a bit difficult for some people as it does require a bit of finger dexterity. First, fold your paper towel in half lengthwise and then unfold it so that you can see the creases with which you will be folding your paper towel.

From there, fold the top and bottom of one side together to create a point at the end of that section. Do this with both sides, then bring all four corners to meet in the middle. It would help if you had a large rectangle-looking shape when you complete this step.

5. The Football:

Begin with a classic fold of the paper towel into thirds lengthwise and then fold in half. After that, take one-third of the top side of your paper towel and fold it down to meet the bottom side. Having these two meet should create another crease at this point where you can connect the two sides.

This will give you a football shape which can then be rolled into a tube shape with one layer on the outside and another hidden layer beneath that. This method is great for paper towels that have been heavily used because it allows them to dry much more quickly.

6. The Accordion:

This style will allow you to maximize your paper towel while also providing a fun design for you to look at it. To begin, fold your paper towel in half vertically and then unfold it so that you can see the crease.

After that, fold each corner of the top one-third section down to meet with the bottom one-third section. You will end up with a square shape that will allow you to press the bottom section up. In doing so, you will have a folded accordion-like top that can be easily opened and closed.

7. The Tissue Paper:

This is a great way to turn your paper towel into a tissue that can be used when you sneeze unexpectedly! To start, fold your paper towel into a triangle. Once that’s done, turn the tip of the triangle into a point and then roll it up tightly until the tip is completely covered with the paper towel. You can then unravel or unroll it when you’re ready to use it.

Some Tips and Suggestions:

1. Roll a paper towel into a tube shape and open the center. Fold it down, then fold one side of the long bottom seam to the opposite side. Repeat on another side.

Tips and Suggestions to fold paper

2. Unfold the top half over the bottom half and flatten out again. Fold in both sides of each crease about 1/2 inch (13mm).

3. Flatten the folded paper towel again. Fold one side of the top layer halfway down, then do the same on the other.

4. Leave an inch (2-3 cm) at each end and fold both sides to meet in the middle of the lavatory paper towel.

5. Fold the ends of the lavatory paper towel to meet in the middle. Fold one side over, then do the same on the other side. Unfold the top half and blend it with the bottom half.

6. Roll up lavatory paper towels into a tight cylinder, starting from the short edge.


Folding paper towels might seem simple, but it can be done in many different ways. The best way is whichever one works for you! What’s most important is that they’re neat and organized.

If you are looking for new ideas on folding paper towels fancy, this blog post will show you some of the most popular folding styles that people use today. Which style do you think is best? Let us know! We would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions about our favorite topic-paper, towel folds!

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth is a creative writer and digital editor based in the United States. She has a passion for the arts and crafts, which she developed from a young age. Elizabeth has always loved experimenting with new mediums and sharing her work with others. When she started blogging, she knew that DIYquickly would be the perfect platform to share her tutorials and tips. She's been writing for the blog from the beginning, and her readers love her helpful advice and easy-to-follow instructions. When she's not writing or editing, Elizabeth enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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