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Doily Envelopes

Paper doilies make delightful, lacy sleeves for hand-delivered valentines.

Photography: Formula z/s

Source: Martha Stewart Living, February 2001


Fold different kinds of doilies to show off particular elements of their patterns -- a starry mandala, a ring of wheeling snowflakes, a fragile open heart.


  • Doily

  • Tinted art paper

  • Scissors

  • Glue stick

  • Markers or pen


  1. With the embossed side of the doily face up, fold in the sides, then fold up the bottom.

  2. Cut a piece of tinted art paper to fit neatly inside.

  3. Write something flattering and true, and seal the envelope with the tap of a glue stick.

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