15 Creative Doily Craft Ideas

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    Unexpected Uses for the Humble Doily

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    Doilies make the cutest crafts! Many people already have these beauties in their homes either on display or tucked away in a closet or drawer. Doilies are delicate, feminine and look like lace. If you love adding a sweet vintage look to your craft projects, then you might want to consider doily crafting!

    Scrapbookers will discover that adding bits and pieces of paper doilies to their layouts give a beautiful old world feel to their memories. Card makers find that doilies work well for card crafting too! Crafters have even made wall art from doilies. Paper doilies have hundreds of uses! Your imagination only limits you!

    You can use crocheted doilies for any of the following projects, but paper ones will work just as well. They aren't very expensive, and you can find handmade doilies for pennies at a thrift shop. Paper ones are for sale at the dollar store or your big box hobby store.

    So search your attic and closets for those hidden treasures and get crafting!

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    An Easy Spring Centerpiece

    Nothing says spring is here more than tulips! Place a bunch of tulips into a mason jar, wrap with a doily and tie with string. A beautiful way to add a touch of rustic beauty to your home decor in seconds!


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    Paper Doily Banner Party Decor

    Celebrate your mother on Mother's Day with this doily banner. It is made from paper lace and kraft paper, then embellished with some pink fabric flowers and ribbon. What a beautiful and special way to tell your Mom just how much you appreciate her on her extraordinary day!

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    Paper Doily Covered Books

    Doilies aren't just for placing under objects as table decor. Do you have old books that you no longer want? Why not add a touch of whimsy by painting old out of date books and decoupaging with doilies. Use them as coffee table books with a twist.


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    Paper Doily Party Decor

    Doilies can be glued together to make hanging paper ball decor for parties. What makes these doilies stand out is the fact that they have color and texture. Can you believe that these vibrant colored ornaments are dyed with food coloring? Hop on over to U Create Parties to see how it is done.


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    DIY Doily Textured Ceramic Plates

    What happens when you combine doilies and clay? You come up with some of the most beautiful ceramic dishes ever. The doilies add a lovely texture when pressed into clay! These one-of-a-kind treasures make gorgeous gifts that will be treasured for years to come. 

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    Kids Craft Paper Doily Mother's Day Card

    A Kids Craft Paper Doily Mother's Day Card is easy enough for children to make. Every mother will love this lacy flower card handmade by their son or daughter as a Mother's Day or birthday greeting.

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    Five Paper Doily Party Decor Ideas

    The next time you have a gathering for your girlfriends, such as a baby or bridal shower, honor them with a sweet doily place setting. Nothing says feminine more than a lacy paper napkin and the adorable matching tags.

    The article also features four more beautiful doily craft ideas to make your party decor simply gorgeous. Your party will surely be memorable!

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    Paper Doily Heart Banner

    Craft and dollar stores sell doilies that are heart shaped. These paper hearts are so easy to string into a lovely banner. Celebrate Valentine's Day or any day with these simple but beautiful flags.


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    How to Doily Stencil a Pillow

    Indigo-dyed fabrics in home decor are quite popular these days and can be seen in catalogs of the trendier home decor companies. Make these remarkably sophisticated pillows with just paint and paper doilies. Who would have thought that such simple supplies would result in such a high end looking product? These pillows are a home decor project you will not want to miss!

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    Doily Design Chair

    A doily designed chair is the perfect furniture craft for those of you that adore bohemian decor. Give your old and outdated furniture a funky look with paint and paper doilies. Your painted furniture will certainly be one-of-a-kind and the envy of all your friends.

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    Paper Doily Decoupaged Bottle Tutorial

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    Paper Doily Decoupaged Bottles will give you an excuse to drink more wine! Instead of throwing your bottles into the garbage, recycle them into lovely vases. Just Mod Podge some paper lace doilies onto the bottles and you will end up with some of the loveliest flower containers you have ever seen!

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    Diy Doily Paper Christmas Tree Tutorial With Video

    It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas crafting. Make a beautiful winter wonderland forest from paper doilies. So pretty!

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    Doily Snowflake Bowl

    A doily snowflake bowl would make a beautiful decoration for a bridal or baby shower. It might even work well as table decor for a winter wedding. If you are planning to use it as a candle holder always remember safety first. It might be a good idea to use a battery operated tea light instead of a regular candle.

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    Doily Wall Art

    Do you have empty wall space in your home that needs artwork but you're on a budget? Doilies to the rescue! Just frame doilies and hang on the wall for some inexpensive yet impressive wall art!

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    DIY Paper Doily Flowers

    Everyone loves paper flowers! Make some that look very much like carnations from, you guessed it, paper doilies! These flowers can be made into stems and arranged in a vase or into boutonnieres. Such a lovely and clever way to make paper flowers.

    So you now have 15f doily crafting projects that are fun, easy, and inexpensive to make. Make something from doilies today!