After my recent post 15 Fascinating Crafts With Lace Doilies had gone crazy popular, I thought I would share 15 more for you!
There are so many amazing doily crafts out there, and it's always a good day when I find something new to do with my huge collection of vintage doilies and trims.
Doily Crafts You'll Want To Make Immediately!
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How incredible does this look?
If you feel ok about putting hooks on your ceiling, you could create a real talking piece for a dinner party!
You could always use these command hooks as they're removable.
DIY Doily Lace Necklace Tutorial
I think this is such a unique necklace and tutorial!
Thanks to the internet you can get everything you need for all of these tutorials in a few clicks.
I remember the days of traipsing around from shop to shop to find a particular type of necklace chain.
Let's all take a minute to appreciate the internet shopping gods and all of their powers 😉
How cute is this drinks umbrella/cocktail stirrer?!
If you love vintage doilies and happen to be getting married this year, then you're bound to want these great cocktail stirrers in all of the champagne flutes!
I'd even like one tucked behind my ear like a lovely flower.
How to fix scratched furniture with vintage doilies!
Oh my goodness.
I'm going to grab a collection of dyed doilies that I did back in December, and I'm going to cover the scratchy mess that is our tub chair.
I've tried using this double sided tape on the chair, spraying her with water... nothing has worked so far.
I think my pink doilies will look rather nice on the chair!
How to add/update old vintage doilies
Have your doilies seen better days?
Carol from the Polka Dot Closet created a few tutorials to help you update them with this type of beautiful fabric and even graphics you download from the internets!
The fabrics she chose are beautiful and so very feminine.
Doily Covered Chair
This isn't a tutorial, but it looks incredible.
I might even end up doing this to the tub chair to hide all of the cat scratches.
I'm confident that I have enough vintage doilies, although I could always do with some more :p
Simple pinning with these gorgeous heart pins and hand stitching as you go would be the way I would recreate this cover.
You don't even need a sewing machine like mine, although it may make work a bit easier.
Vintage Doily Window Curtain
Similar to how I would create the large chair cover, I would do the same with this window curtain.
Luckily, the good people over at FreePeople created a rather good tutorial for you to go through!
DIY Doily Border Mirror
It's possible to get small crochet doilies or even flat crochet doilies that scrappers use in scrapbook layouts.
Or, you could just recreate using tiny doilies.
Either way, I think it will look marvellous.
DIY Doily Bangles
If you can find some super 80's large plastic bangles, then you could recreate this rather chic crochet doily covered bangles.
Vintage Doily Bedspread
Sweet Paul has some fantastic ideas when it comes to repurposing vintage doilies.
If you don't have an extensive collection of doilies, you can find some great deals on eBay.
I love the idea of creating a large bedspread with lots of vintage doilies around the bottom or the edges.
Beautiful Doily Quilt
Honestly, I don't have a lot of time for quilting.
I'm too impatient.
But I think it's fair to say that the results are worth the time and effort.
This baby quilt is beautiful and something a Mum will treasure forever!
DIY Doily Pouch Tutorial
The Pink Couch was one of my favourite blogs for many years.
Unfortunately, Tara seems to have abandoned it but luckily for us, all of her tutorials and fabulous inspiration remain!
Vintage Doily Light Shade Cover
Another wonderful DIY doily tutorial from Sweet Paul Magazine.
3D Lace Doily Hot Air Balloon Decorations
How fabulous do these look?!
They would make beautiful decorations for a tea party, or a regular birthday with shabby, vintage touches. As long as you can cope with balloons, then you're ready to go!
There are loads!
Doily Covered Books
These doily covered books were created using paper doilies and mod podge, but you could easily do the same using fabric doilies!
You could even cover the entire book if you were feeling adventurous!
Now It’s YOUR Turn!
Do you have a vast collection of doilies to start crafting with? I am definitely going to have to invest in a curved needle so I can recreate the sofa cover above!