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Figure-Eight Knotted Napkin Rings

Make a set of figure-eight napkin rings — in pink or red rope, of course — to symbolize everlasting love.

Photography: Aaron Dyer

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2015


This design with an amorous name appears trickier than it is: The three-step stunner is impressively easy, and just plain impressive.


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  • Rope or twisted cord (Pictured: Cotton twist cord (#3500), in color 5, $5.75 a yard,


  1. With two 12-inch lengths of rope, form a loop by passing right-hand ends up and over left-hand ends. Tuck right-hand ends under left-hand ends.

  2. Pass right-hand ends through center of loop. Grasp ends and pull firmly to tighten.

  3. Place knot in center of your napkin, then flip over and bind ends of rope with matching colored tape.

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