DIY ~ doily vase cover

For years doilies have been mocked by many; narrow minds seeing them only fit for granny to stand plants on. But doilies are making a serious comeback. So much so that the other day I bought my first one. They aren’t difficult to find ~ mine was one of a number piled up forlornly in the corner of a local charity shop and it set me back just £1.

Yesterday I showed you some inspirational doily wedding decor but the flexibility of these stitched shapes means they are ideally suited to repurposing. Tomorrow I’ll show you 12 of the best doily DIY projects around, but to start with here’s an easy one of my very own.

Doily vase or jam jar cover ~ use as table numbers or just to decorate your reception.

You need a doily and vase of a suitable size (the radius of the doily should be about the same as from the base to the neck of your vessel) and twine or ribbon…

…thread the twine through holes in the stitching near the edge…

…place your vase or jar in the middle, pull the edges of the doily up round it and pull the twine or ribbon tight. Even out the ruffles…

…wrap the twine or ribbon round the neck of the vase or jar a couple of times, pull tight and tie a bow…

…add a table number on a luggage tag or use these gorgeous rustic woodland printables from Eat Drink Chic.

You can also use ribbon, or how about a doily-enveloped jam jar to create and cheap and easy ~ but very cute ~ tea light holder {as seen below}?

If you try this or any other doily DIY project please let me know!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. myaoo
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 04:29:36

    Good idea and very lovely looking!


  2. Jemma Leckenby
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 22:49:34

    That looks lovely! Now… where did my gran leave her doilies? She won’t miss one or two surely?! 😉


  3. debihawkins
    Jan 17, 2012 @ 18:13:58

    really love this simple yet effective decorative technique! will pop to birdcage to buy doillies!!!


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