How to Box a Tablecloth

Table setups are a crucial element in establishing your event decor. Properly boxing a table is a perfect way to elevate your ambiance.

Beyond merely covering your dining tables, linens serve as a canvas for showcasing your decor. A neatly boxed table linen reflects the care and consideration put into your event.

Achieving a perfectly boxed table linen doesn't have to be a hassle. Read this quick guide to learn how to box a table linen with ease.

Step-by-Step Guide


Boxing table linens require careful consideration and attention to detail to achieve a polished finish.

For this technique, the only materials you will need are tablecloths of appropriate size for your chosen table. You must determine the right size event linens to make sure they fully cover your table. You can check out our tablecloth size chart to help you out.


  1. Place the linen on the table. Lay the tablecloth over your table, ensuring it covers the entire table top evenly. Ensure both sides of the table have an equal length of cloth.
  2. Fold the corners. Starting from the side of the table, draw a straight line from one end to the opposite end of the cloth using your fingers.
  3. Pinch the end of the cloth using one hand while holding down the opposite corner of the table using the fingers of your other hand.
  4. Place the end of the cloth at the front and center of your table.
  5. Even out any creases on the fold you have made. Using your fingers, hold down the opposite corner and take the corner of the cloth you’ve folded. After which, place it towards the corner where you have your fingers.
  6. Repeat and finish. Repeat this process for the opposite side of the table and even out the creases and you’re done.


Using this technique is a perfect way to get a polished look for your parties. Box your linens to get a neat table setting as a backdrop for your luxurious dinner. This is a perfect technique to try for polyester tablecloths.

90"x156" Rectangular Oblong Polyester Tablecloth - White

Design Options for Box Table Linen

Once you have achieved the organized look of a perfectly boxed table linen, the next thing to consider is the design elements of your event. The choice of material can greatly increase the overall aesthetic of your event space.

Fabric Options

For upscale events like weddings and galas, opt for luxurious fabrics such as silk tablecloths or satin tablecloths. A fabric like this can help transform an event into a more luxurious one. For more casual gatherings like birthday parties or intimate get-togethers, opt for more relaxed choices such as polyester.

90"x156" Rectangular Satin Tablecloth - Emerald Green

Complementary Finish

Add complementary design elements to your box table linen to finish your dining table setup. Opt for table runners for a layered finish that adds depth to your guests’ dining experience. Use table runners and table napkins for a clean and organized look.

Satin Table Runner - Emerald Green

Now that you know about how to box table linens, use this technique to elevate your dining experience. Choose from a wide variety of materials and sizes to fit your design needs. 

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