No-Sew Doily Projects
Can’t sew? You can still get in on the crafty doily action! Jaime Derringer has a great tutorial on how to turn a doily into a sweet little bowl. She even links to some tips on making your own, all natural fabric stiffener. Derringer suggests that you crochet your own doily, but you can skip this step and use a vintage one instead.
Don’t put away that fabric stiffener just yet! Use yarn or embroidery thread to tie stiffened doilies to a piece of twine to create a lovely, vintage doily garland. The one pictured above is made from dyed paper doilies, but you can just as easily use stiffened fabric doilies to get a similar effect. Small doilies would work best for this. Just make sure that you tie eacy doily to your twine in two places to keep things from sagging. You’ll also want your ties to be closer to the top.
Have you made anything fun out of vintage fabric doilies? I’d love to hear your project ideas in the comments!
[Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by Maria Dryden]