Create Beautiful Home Decor With Doilies

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Have some old lace lying around? Try this! Check out the video for more how-to's!

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Step 1:

Start by blowing up a balloon or two, and tie them.

Step 3:

Once the mod podge has dried, pop the balloon with a thumbtack, and peel it from the lace.

Step 2:

Next, lay a doily on top of the balloon and coat it with mod podge.

And that's it! Now you have a multipurpose lace bowl to use with tea lights, jewelry, keys, the possibilities are endless!

Step 1:

Grab an old lamp and remove the lampshade with an exact-o knife.

Step 2:

Then, hot glue a doily to the wire lampshade, repeat this until the wire lampshade is covered.

Step 1:

Grab a bowl an apply cling wrap to it, I layered a total of 3 times.

This easy lighting update will add a whimsical touch to any room!

Step 2:

Next, lay a doily on top and cut it into 4 seconds.

Step 3:

Then, hot glue the pieces back together so they lay flat on the bowl, and don't have any wrinkles on the sides.

Step 4:

After it's glued together, cover the doily with mod podge and wring it out.

Step 5:

Lay it back on the bowl, then, let it dry.

Step 6:

After it's dry, peel the cling wrap from the inside of the bowl.

Step 3:

Lay it on a table or mantle and decorate it with greenery, cotton, jars, the possibilities are endless!

Step 7:

Finally, ad a knob or other decorative handle on top.

Now your cakes, cookies, and pancakes will be covered and saved for later!

Step 1:

Begin by lay out your design.

Step 2:

Next, stitch it together!

Step 1:

Grab a terracotta pot and hot glue some doilies on it! Cut and repeat this process until you're happy with the amount of lace!

Step 2:

Plant some herbs, succulent, flowers, or other plants - and you have a shabby chic planter!

I hope this inspires you to give your old scrap fabric a new look today!

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3 questions
  • Barb
    on Dec 18, 2018

    Absolutely adore the table runner! What type of thread did you use? Did you starch it after putting it together?

  • Robin
    on Apr 27, 2019

    Where can you find Doilies. I can remember my Grandmother had some when I was little. Maybe at an antique store? Expensive?


    • Lindsay Jackson
      on Jun 11, 2019

      I do crochet but it’s easier for me to buy doilies at local flea market for $1/$2 each

  • Catbit
    on Aug 24, 2019

    What is the flooring under the doilies?

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