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Easy Doily Valentines




Create a little romance this month with inexpensive paper doilies. Their pretty cutwork is just right for lending a touch of nostalgia to Valentine's Day.

Doilies supply a bouquet of paper posies to decorate Valentine's Day cards.


  • Blossoms such as Queen Anne's lace, daisies, camellias
  • Glue
  • Green card stock
  • White gouache or ink
  • Scissors


  1. Step 1

    Cut out a mixture of blossoms -- Queen Anne's lace, daisies, camellias -- and glue them to the front of a folded piece of card stock.

  2. Step 2


    Snip, arrange, and glue green card-stock stems and leaves.

  3. Step 3

    Write a heartwarming message in white gouache or ink.

  4. Step 4

    Seal the envelope with a single lacy bloom.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2004



Reviews (4)

  • Alisonlea 13 Feb, 2013

    If you weren't blessed with craft skills (like me), you can send an e-card instead. I chose to send them through my favorite nonprofit this year:

  • mahze 29 Jan, 2011

    Squirrel12, If you look at any size doily you will see shapes within the whole. You use an exacto knife or small scissors to cut the shapes from the doily.

  • squirrel12 27 Jan, 2011

    Where can you get these small doilies, they are not in Martha's shop..

  • Mummsie 20 Jan, 2011

    I always have a big selection of paper doilies for giving my bake goods. I love this card idea. Should go easy with the glue as they are delicate when moistened with any liquid