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Handmade Heart Doilies

Dress up a tea party with handmade doilies in rosy hues.

Photography: Helen Norman

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2009


  • Square paper napkin

  • Scissors


  1. Position a prefolded square paper napkin so that the closed corner faces you.

  2. Fold right corner toward left corner and flatten, forming a triangle.

  3. Fold left corner toward triangle's longest side and flatten, forming a narrower triangle.

  4. Using scissors, cut a convex arc from triangle to create top of half a heart.

  5. Cut off bottom of triangle from left to right to create lower heart half, leaving at least 1/4 inch intact on right edge. (Left side of triangle will be center of a heart.) Unfold.

  6. Repeat with napkins in several colors, varying position of cuts to create doilies in different sizes.

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