Monday, April 9, 2012

~~*** DOILY DIY ***~~ They're not just for you grandmother's table...


Hello All.

Today I have deemed to be a lazy day so of course I have been on my computer browsing different DIY projects...

and I came across sooo many cool things that you can do with lace and doilies!

I have always enjoyed nostalgic things so, to some, doilies make them think "thats something my grandmother would like... 
not for me." 
but I tend to think... "If my grandmother would have liked it, 
I almost definitely will too :)"

please click on all of the links for instructions :)

The first amazing idea is from the blog The Post Social (links below pics) and is for a 

DOILY LAMP


This is such a neat idea for any space! 
Unfortunately we don't have the appropriate light fixtures to try this now.

BUT

Our next house will likely be an older one, so hopefully then I can still remember to give this a try.


Its also a great idea for a cottage!!! 
(Another future potential use :)


The next DIY project that I found and am DEFINITELY doing is for a 

DOILY TABLE RUNNER


The table that I currently have is... well... rustic.
Meaning that it is sort of in rough shape.
BUT
We like it and its a good size and shape for our dinning area.
SO
I love this idea to add some coverage and interest at the same time!




This idea I found on Pinterest but couldn't find the original source.

DOILY CANDLE HOLDER


"This simple project is made by soaking cloth doilies in sugar starch and then forming it around a balloon. One the starch dries, pop the balloon and you have a romantic tea light holder that can be used as part of your tablescape."


Next up a 

DOILY WREATH

from marthastewart


The result is sooooo pretty and delicate looking!
I'm thinking this is another MUST TRY.




Another great find (that I wish I had found prior to planning my wedding) is

DOILY ENVELOPES



Time consuming? Probably.
Worth it? Likely.




Another great idea that I will likely try 
(maybe to put in our backyard?) 
because I not only have a love of doilies and lace but also mason jars is

DOILY LUMINARIES



The DYI instructions are from craftsbyamanda

but I also found this pic (below) on pinterest that looks like you could use lace and twine as well.



Not to sound obsessed... but you can even use doilies for baking!!!
Check these two ideas out.


DOILY COOKIES!



These look so cute AND delicious. 
All it involves is rolling the doily into the dough to give the impression.

yum.
(check out the link for the recipe too)


CAKE DECORATIONS!

You can even use a paper doily as a simple and fantastic way to decorate a cake with icing sugar!



I could go on people.

There is a plethora of ideas using doilies and lace out there.

garland
shirts
mobiles
lamp shades....

Unfortunately I don't have the time to feature them all.

BUT

Please just google it or search the idea on pinterest and you will find

many
many
more.



3 comments:

  1. What fantastically pretty thes e are.great ideas,nice post thanks lol

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  2. Thank you for including my doily cookies in this BRILLIANT list. Is there any end to the power of the doily?!

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