DIY Vintage Doily Cloche Covers

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Colorful, vintage doilies are transformed into gorgeous cloche covers for your upcoming summer picnics and BBQs!
Check out my original post for my secret tips and tricks for this project!
Gorgeous, colorful crocheted doilies are often tucked away in drawers, closets, and attics because no one knows what to do with them- but this is an idea that anyone can do. And the end result is simply stunning!
Using fabric stiffener and a clever method to make everything even and straight, you can very easily DIY your own cloche covers for plates and bowls!

My full tutorial tells you my secret "spinning" method!
And if you add some fine mesh netting underneath, they'll even be bug-proof- how perfect would that be??
And, you can easily add knobs to your finished cloche covers using drawer pulls! I used wooden ones that I painted to match, but cut glass knobs from a boutique store would be gorgeous, as well.
And there you have it! These would be just wonderful for a bridal shower brunch... your mother's or grandmother's birthday... or even a casual lunch at home that you just want to add feminine flair to.
So, what do you think? I hope you love them as much as I do! Happy Summer!!

Suggested materials:

  • Vintage doilies  (Thrift/Antiques shops, Etsy)
  • Fabric stiffener  ( or craft store)
  • Knob/Pull  (, craft store, home decor boutique)

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Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!


Have a question about this project?

3 of 4 questions
  • Jewell Fox
    Jewell Fox
    on Aug 2, 2019

    Could you use spray starch?

    • Sharon Seiber
      Sharon Seiber
      on Apr 22, 2020

      They are SO pretty! I have a lamp that needs a shade and am going to use this as my answer! I will use a small led bulb.

  • Deborah E. Woodring
    Deborah E. Woodring
    on Sep 4, 2019

    What type of starch do you use?

  • Vicky
    on Feb 27, 2020

    This is awsome. I have several made by my family n I had just recently later one on top of a lamp that sits on my dressing table. I really liked it n thought it sure looked better than the old shade that was on it. I turned the light on that evening , but I quickly removed it , scared it would catch fire. I had placed it back a coup days in a row , however it's removed now to afraid it will be forgotten n get to hot. That brings me to my question

    I'd like to ask what u think ? What to use same product stiffy u spoke of?

    Thank you for sharing




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  • Laura Murphy
    Laura Murphy
    on Nov 1, 2019

    Thanks will try it ❤️

  • Elise
    on Jan 5, 2020

    Beautiful! I want to do this. Is there a coating to put over it so it is easy to dust or does your process handle that?

    • Lois
      on Mar 6, 2020

      I would suggest an air blower like those used for computer keyboards & electronics.

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