Create Beautiful Home Decor With Doilies

Abbie M
by Abbie M
8 Materials
1 Day

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

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! icon

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  • Robin 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?


  • Catbit Catbit on Aug 24, 2019

    What is the flooring under the doilies?

  • Nancy Nancy on Aug 05, 2020

    Very cute ideas! The cake cover doesn't seem to protect the cake (Or other food it might be covering) very well. Doesn't air flow through and couldn't flies just go right on in?

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  • Maria Maria on Aug 06, 2021

    OMG!!! Darling ideas...I added you to my Pinterest favorites 🥰

  • Linda Abate Linda Abate on Aug 06, 2021

    Love using doilies for crafting ideas. Many years ago, I purchased a couple of pastel colored easter baskets made from well starched doilies and they were decorated with ribbon and tiny ribbon flowers. These are so easy to make and a fun project and a great way to have a basket/bowl made from grandma's or mom's heirlooms. LOVE THIS.