12 of the best doily DIY projects

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Here are a dozen of the best ~ and easiest ~ doily DIY projects around, starting with one of my own {see this post for the how-to}.

1 Doily vase or jam jar cover ~ use as tea light holders, table numbers or just to decorate your reception.

2 Doily and jar tea light holders ~ from Sparkle and Hay

3 Doily lamp ~ from More Design Please

4 Doily lantern ~ from Glamour and Grace blog

5 Doily print bowl ~ from Creature Comforts and Sodapop Design

6 Doily bowl ~ from The Thrillz of Hillz

7 Doily pom poms ~ from Emmaline Bride

8 Doily chandelier ~ Martha Stewart via The Sweetest Occasion

9 Doily bunting ~ make by folding paper or crocheted doilies over ribbon, or cut in half like this by Grrlandog at Etsy

10 Doily envelope ~ from Persia Lou

11 Doily table runner ~ just stitch together doilies of various sizes, as seen here on Ruffled

12 Doily art ~ stitch doilies onto your choice of fabric and fix into an embroidery hoop. These ones were made by The Urban Thimble at Etsy and seen on Poppytalk.

I will certainly be trying out more doily DIY projects ~ will you? Please let me know about them!


5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Delaney
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 01:37:27

    How did you make the jar lights?


  2. ReelLifePhotosElaine
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 17:27:07

    Loved the crocheted mats: you can often pick these up in charity shops for next to nothing as fell out of fashion in this minimalistic age, but wonder if the paper doilies might tear too easily, if being wrapped round jam jars and when placed near heated objects if there might be a fire risk?
    How easy did your contributors find it to prepare these, or were they all crocheted mats rather than actual doilies?
    All beautifully created anyway!


    • Anna
      Jan 18, 2012 @ 18:03:51

      Hi Elaine, you’re right, as I said in yesterday’s post there’s no shortage of doilies in charity shops for less than £1. The doilies round jam jars are fabric not paper so should be safe; as for whether paper doilies will tear I hope readers will try these projects and let us know!


  3. Victoria
    Jan 18, 2012 @ 15:21:45

    Love the jars and chandelier!


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