Decorating Ideas Using Doilies
Decorate With Doilies!
Decorating ideas using doilies have evolved from the days when people merely covered a table top and the back or the arms of a chair. As an example of the versatility in decorating with doilies, visit Country Living to see how they cleverly used a doily to surround this glass vase.
Whether you're an avid crocheter, thrift shopper or simply love to shop at Amazon, get yourself some vintage doilies, new doilies, second or third hand doilies and make one or two of these projects. I hope to inspire you with these decorating ideas using doilies.
(Photo credit Country Living)
Vintage Doilies Decorate a Lamp Shade
It is very simple to decorate a lamp shade cover with a vintage doily to create lighting that is soft and feminine. You'll need a bare wire lamp shade frame (I stripped an old one), a doily and liquid starch to complete a project like the one pictured in my home.
Draping a vintage doily over this lamp shade is so easy to do......go to the light or the link above to learn how to create ambience with a doily.
(Photo credit Pam Irie)
I love this clever ambient lighting using doilies. Not just a doily lamp shade, but a doily lamp! The process is deceivingly simple. You can learn to make one here at DOS Family.
Do you think there is a place in your own home for this charming lighting fixture? :)
(Photo credit Isabelle at DOS Family)
Doily Table Runner - DIY Decorating Ideas
This idea is genius. It's kind of like the old style crazy quilting only instead of fabric, you'll need a huge bunch of doilies. Grouping together a mix match of doilies is a fabulous decorating idea. Under the Sycamore demonstrates how simple it is to create a doily table runner.
(Photo credit Ashley Ann at Under the Sycamore)
I have this same exact set to use with cotton thread.
Decorate with Doilies Created By You!
Make a variety of doilies to create your own one of a kind table runner. And.....what a beautiful gift this would make!
Crocheting with thread is really very simple. Just keep practicing and use patterns like this to expand your skill. Pretty soon you'll be making your own patterns!
Use Paper Doilies to Decorate a Wall
Paper doilies and orange thumbtacks were the sole ingredients used to make this lovely floral wall arrangement. Apartment Therapy showcases this project along with several more creative ideas you may want to check out using paper doilies.
(Photo credit user citypix on Flickr)