Hip Lace Table Runners and Other Modern DIY Ideas for Doilies

You know the old saying, what goes around comes around. What was once placed on our grandparent’s side tables and buffets are now HIP again. I believe our grandmothers would be proud of us using doilies and lace in today’s DIY projects. I’ve gathered six ideas, from amazing gals, that mix old-fashioned and modern to bring you home decor AND wearable art. DIY Lace Doily Table Runner /1/ Doily Table Runner – This table runner will make you want to raid Granny’s linen closet. It is chic and old-fashioned all at the same time, made from multiple doilies simply hand-stitched together. DIY decoupaged containers /2/ Decoupage with Lace – Bowls, Cups, Vases…let your imagination run wild with this fun tutorial. DIY Doily Lamp /3/ Doily Light Fixture – This lamp gives such a beautiful illumination when lit, you’ll wish you had one for every room. DIY Doily Statement Necklace /4/ Doily Bib Necklace – Statement necklaces are HOT right now. Be the first among your friends to wear a doily bib necklace!


DIY Envelopes and Stationary made with Doilies /5/ DIY Paper Doily Stationary – The original DIY-er made these for Valentine’s Day. But, certainly these can be used every day for dainty letters to be sent across the miles. DIY Lace Crown /6/ Lace Glitter Crown – For your tiny prince or princess. This little crown is too precious not to make! What other amazing things can you do with doilies? We’d love to hear your ideas on our Facebook page!

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    Hrm…haven’t found a whole lot of doilies in my husband’s grandmother’s house…yet. 😉 Lots of old Mason/Ball jars from the 20’s and 30’s, though.