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Stuffed Paper Hearts

On Valentine's Day, pass out pillowy treats made from bright-pink and orange tissue paper and white parchment (yes, the kind you bake with), and stuffed with sour candies and a fun, flirty greeting.

parchment paper heart craft

Photography: Lennart Weibull

Source: Martha Stewart Living, January/February 2019

materials

  • White parchment paper

  • Tissue paper in bright pink or orange

  • Straight pins

  • Contrasting thread

  • Sewing machine

  • Scissors

  • Pencil

  • Candies and handwritten note

steps

  1. Download and print Heart template. Cut out 2 squares of parchment and 1 of tissue paper, all slightly larger than template. Sandwich tissue square between parchment ones; pin to prevent slipping. Trace heart onto top sheet with a pencil.

  2. Using contrasting thread, machine-stitch 3/8 inch inside heart outline, leaving a 3-inch gap.

  3. Trim excess paper, leaving a 3/8-inch border around stitching. Slide candies and note under top parchment layer. Machine-stitch gap closed.

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