Handmade Home: Doilies for More Than Valentines

As long as I can remember I’ve loved paper, and paper doilies are no exception. I perused an estate sale last weekend when a tiny box caught my eye. I started it up, and much to my delight, it was filled with quite classic paper doilies in different sizes and sizes! Needless to say, I snatched the box up for only a few dollars.

Susan Duane

After Valentine’s Day, paper doilies may be used for many different jobs. Try adhering them into a blank canvas as part of a collage or adding them to a journal using Modge Podge. Don’t worry if you can’t find classic ones — new doilies are readily available at craft shops in the baking aisle.

Susan Duane

Utilize a doily into stencil a bag bag

• Blank bag, lunch bag, etc..
• Doilies in desired dimension
• Fabric paint
• Foam brush
• Re-positionable spray adhesive

1. Lightly spray the back of this doily and place on bag.

2. Brush gently with foam brush dipped in fabric paint. Dab brushto get the paint in all the small cutouts.

3. Carefully remove doily. Utilize a new doily each time you stencil on the bag.

Susan Duane

Make a simple doily banner

Classic seam binding, string or juteA dozen doiliesGlue, principles or sewing machineSimply fold the doilies in half and put the seam binding or string inside. Glue, staple or put in place with your machine. A banner like this may be used for weddings, birthdays, dinner parties, showers and other special occasions.

Susan Duane

Valentine’s Day present packaging

Here, I utilized doilies as part of my own packaging for Valentine’s Day gifts. I filled classic glassine envelopes using blank note cards, folded a doily above each, tied with twine and added a tag.

Susan Duane

Don’t forget other conventional applications of doilies, like dressing up food on dishes and trays.

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