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Poetic Wrappings




Even the ribbon and paper on a valentine present can say, "I love you." Romantic poetry -- try Byron, Keats, or Shelley -- will provide words appropriate to your amorous circumstance.


  • Suggested wrappings:1/4-inch quilling paper
  • Double-faced stain ribbon
  • Stamp
  • Typewriter
  • Tinted vellum
  • Paper


  1. Step 1

    In your best script, copy a line onto 1/4-inchwide quilling paper. Or use double-faced satin ribbon, and decorate it with a short, traditional phrase, such as "Be Mine"; a stamp with adjustable letters, available from most stationers, makes the message look like that on a tiny candy heart. An old typewriter also gives a present a romantic feeling; transcribe a verse onto tinted vellum for wrapping.

  2. Step 2

    If you're giving chocolates, count the ways sweetly on small paper disks, and place one beneath each candy.

Martha Stewart Living, February 2001



Reviews (2)

  • ChloeandLiz 20 Jan, 2009

    This sounds like a fun way to present something to your Valentine, but how do you print on the satin ribbon?

  • mel stampz 11 Jan, 2008

    This is a great project. You can even print on scrapbook papers in your printer to do this. Just cut 12x12 paper to standard (8 and 1/2 inches x 11 inches) before running through printer.