doily crafts & diy roundup

Thursday, March 3, 2011


ohhhhhh, i'm so excited about this roundup you guys! doilies have been on my mind a lot lately. maybe it's because the universe seems to be hiding them from me at all my local thrift haunts and because i'm just too darn lazy & busy to make my own but i just keep seeing project after project with these lovely pieces of granny chicness! it's been driving me a bit batty. so instead of sitting here wallowing in my doily self pity i decided to put together a lovely roundup filled with my FAVE doily crafts & diy's that i've spotted floating around the blogoshpere. there are so many options when it comes to creating with doilies these are just a sampling of the ones i'm inspired by and i didn't even dive into the paper doily crafts. there's enough of those to make a whole other post.

so go find some doilies, raid your granny's linen closet, your local thrift shop, make some, doesn't matter where you find them just get some and get creating! cover your furniture, your home decor, your clothes, your soaps.....heck even rocks! just use those lacy pieces of goodness. i promise it'll brighten up your day and add a smile to your face!












that's a lot of doily goodness!!!! you still want more? ok......check these out.....


and i was dying over the images in this post from sfgirlbybay!!! craziness!

reader faves:

vintage envelope pillow tutorial by blue eyed freckle
blue bird vintage hair love (hair pin doilies) from the rice babies
i had to add this in!!!!! doily clouds! so gorgeous! from hart + sew

how's that? still craving more? well...ok, i admit...i'm not doilied out yet either. you'd think i would be since i was up all night starting at doilies online but i think i need a tad more. i want to know what your favorite doily crafts are. leave me a comment with your link, share it with me on our facebook page or email it to me and i'll add it to the post! we love reader faves around here!!! let's get linking! happy creating ladies! now all we need is some tea to go with our doilies :)

26 comments:

  1. ohmygoodness! those are ridiculously gorgeous! I want to make I want to make!!!!!

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  2. I absolutley love love love that doily table runner - its just perfect!

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  3. Thank you for enabling me.
    I haven't told Chris what my plans are because he will think I'm insane. BUT. I did tell him I am on the hunt for doilies, and he kindof remembers what they are, but had the good sense not to ask why.
    Also, I have been thinking I might run with the doily thing and do some other doily projects in Olivia's room aside from The Big Project.
    I love Mega Doily... so bad. I must learn to make doilies so I can make one. I don't think I could wrap my mind around using my fingers, though; perhaps I should try convince my husband to form a giant wooden crochet hook... it would make a pretty awesome decor item itself, when I was done with it...

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  4. I had no idea you could make so much with a doily!! My eyes have been opened. That cluny lace necklade is so simple and pretty. Awesome post.

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  5. Well I found this really AMAZING doily dress but can't find the picture with the direct link…I repinned it on my pinterest board though.

    I did find this adorable hat
    http://www.evelynellenor.com/gallery/teacuphat.html
    which I would love to figure out how to make (unbreakable obviously)

    I also found this lovely porch swing quilt that I pinned on pinterest too!

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  6. I am so excited for this! I found a great many doilies at various Christmas craft fairs, and I have yet to do something beautiful with them. I will do it now! Love!

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  7. I adore the table runner! Best idea EVER!

    xoxo Becky
    http://rawpotatoes.blogspot.com/

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  8. i have never really been a big fan of doilys but after seeing this roundup it makes me look at doilys in a new light. my mom is a huge lover of doilys and has them everywhere. who knew they could have a modern look to them too?! love that ball and canning jar light. hope you are doing well:)

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  9. My aunt actually made two doilies for us when we got married and I remember thinking "What am I gonna do with these?" but felt guilty since she spent so much time making them...These are AWESOME ideas...you Shannon, have opened my eyes to the beauty of doilies. I will be forever grateful! :)

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  10. Oh! You HAVE to see this girl's wedding dress out of doilies! It's amazing!

    http://pinterest.com/pin/5071827/

    I still can't get enough of doily projects either! I am hoarding a bunch to use for something!

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  11. I'm so glad you guys have a renewed LOVE in doilies! They are beautiful! Can't wait to see what you all make! Please link up if you do so I can see! Thanks for your sweet comments too :)

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  12. Omgosh awesome! Thank you
    xo.kyla

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  13. Wow, great doily roundup! I recently was given a pile and was trying to decide what to do with them, thanks for putting tons of ideas in one spot :)

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  14. one of the first things i 'pinned' was this

    http://louboosandshoes.blogspot.com/2010/06/things-of-beauty_25.html#comment-form

    love it!!! it's gorgeous

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  15. I am also a doily lover - I have a stash that have been stiffened and are regular decorations on our christmas tree - small kiddie friendly and very pretty!!!

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  16. If you have time this weekend, you should head to Chemainus and check out the antique stores there! They are a lot of fun to browse through and who knows? You might even find some doilies! :)

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  17. Oh, I have some adorable itty bitty doily hair pins. So cute, doily love.

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/66016663/blue-bird-vintage-hair-love

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  18. Check these doily clouds out guys! These are so stunning! I am in love with them!!!!!!

    http://hartandsew.blogspot.com/2011/03/three-little-clouds.html

    What a cute idea!

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  19. thanks for adding in my clouds! every single one of these ideas is tempting me to use up the rest of my doily stash! great round-up!

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  20. i just realized you might not see the pic i meant... check this out - it's to die for!!

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_EKSe1GNwvp8/TCRIkS92vxI/AAAAAAAACbI/cHTSUbw7I4E/s1600/w4_large.jpg

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  21. @sue @ polliwogs in bloom thanks Sue! Funny thing is I saw that on pinterest a long time ago and never pinned it and then couldn't find it. Thanks for sending me the link :) It's so gorgeous.

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  22. This is quite fantastic!!! Thanks for including me ;) ...I have to say I LOVE the doily table runner AND THAT PENDANT LAMP!!! So great!

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  23. What a resource! I am throwing a (fake) 90th birthday party for my 9 year old daughter, and I can definitely see us having some fun crafty granny times with these!

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  24. hii i really loved the doily wallpaper but i couldn't get the website for it can u help me please!

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    1. http://inbloomeventdesign.blogspot.ca/2009_03_01_archive.html

      this is the link to the post.

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