Asked on Jan 11, 2016

I have a lot of dollies and don't know what to do with them

SherSylviaCindi
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I just put dollies under my lamps and other places but I'm looking for something different.
21 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Jan 11, 2016

    This looked interesting.www.tipjunkie.com/post/darling-doily-repurposing-how-to

  • Linda Sharp
    Linda Sharp
    on Jan 12, 2016

    I have seen where some people sew them together to make a table runner. The more different types and shades of white the better.

  • Cathy
    Cathy
    on Jan 12, 2016

    I have some that were made by my grandmother and I plan on getting a shadow box and framing them.

  • Debbi Morrow-Carlson
    Debbi Morrow-Carlson
    on Jan 12, 2016

    You can make bowls using fabric stiffener, collars and cuffs for a sweater, frame them, a globe light - again with the stiffener; use a glue and water mix to cover glass jars or clear glass Christmas ornaments. Make doll clothes. Cover a journal type book and make a special diary. If you have enough you can make a quilt with them, or pillows if you only have a few. Trim the bottom of some great towels for the bathroom.

  • Tracy Hudson
    Tracy Hudson
    on Jan 12, 2016

    Put them in embroidery hoops and display them on your walls. You can dress up the hoops with ribbon if you want to add a pop of color.

  • Cindy S.
    Cindy S.
    on Jan 12, 2016

    I have used them for curtains and valances. They look awesome. Use the curtain rings that have the little clip to hold the doilies and either do a stitch to connect them or a small dot of hot glue. I did this in my kitchen window and it's so light and airy looking and goes perfectly with my pallet faced cabinets and farm table.

  • Cindy
    Cindy
    on Jan 12, 2016

    I've also been seeing (recently) jackets, tops, and dresses that are using old doilies and lace to change the entire look. They are beautiful!

  • Michelle Manning Thompson
    Michelle Manning Thompson
    on Jan 12, 2016

    You could put them all together to make a curtain for a small window that would be eye catching

  • Kana Nelson Laymon
    Kana Nelson Laymon
    on Jan 12, 2016

    They are great accents for clothing like denim skirts, shorts and jackets. You can also sew them together to create shirts

  • Diane Nuckolls
    Diane Nuckolls
    on Jan 12, 2016

    frame them and hang on the wall. sew together and make table runners, curtains or lace fabric to put on denim.

  • Cheryl Morgan
    Cheryl Morgan
    on Jan 12, 2016

    Mine are in good condition

  • Sandra Allen
    Sandra Allen
    on Jan 12, 2016

    Spot tie or crochet them together and make a tablecloth! To prevent spills tho' I would get some inexpensive clear plastic and cover them. If they are tied they can be interchangeable should one become stained or ripped. I hope that helps!!

  • Ruth76114
    Ruth76114
    on Jan 12, 2016

    How about a valance for a sheer curtain or applique onto toss pillows.

  • Carol Day
    Carol Day
    on Jan 12, 2016

    i hand sewed mine on a new sheet, now its used for a spread for the bed in the guest room. I get compliments on it

  • DORLIS
    DORLIS
    on Jan 12, 2016

    Every one else has already covered my ideas. The only thing I would not do is put them where children or pets can get at them, I have 4 cats and have learned this the hard way. other that these ideas, I would put them somewhere safe and bring them out to look at from time to time. Thought - line shelves in china cabinet and then put in crystal, etc to protect rims of glasses.

  • Snapoutofit
    Snapoutofit
    on Jan 13, 2016

    Sew them together and make a table runner

  • Sherry Taylor
    Sherry Taylor
    on Jan 13, 2016

    Frame them as peices of art.

  • Cindi
    Cindi
    on Jan 13, 2016

    I had a friend who embroidered designs in the middle, then framed it in wooden Embroidery hoops. She starched the lace edge and left it hang out against the wall, they were really pretty.

  • Sylvia
    Sylvia
    on Jan 13, 2016

    I make decorative pillows

    , Sylvia Surprise Az
  • Sher
    Sher
    on Jan 13, 2016

    use some of them for templates for painting designs on things

    • DORLIS
      DORLIS
      on Jan 15, 2016

      THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS YOU CN DO WITH THEM, ONE THE BACK OF A SHIRT, ON A PILLOW, SEW TOGETHER SEVERAL TO MAKE A COVER FOR YOUR BED (OVER A SOLILD COLOR), SEW SEVERAL TOGETHER FOR A LACE TABLECLOTH.

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