Simple Upcycled Wall Art with Vintage Crochet Doilies

Simple Upcycled Wall Art with Vintage Crochet Doilies

As you’ve probably noticed, I’m a fan of vintage crochet doilies and the handmade lace trims of days gone by. No surprise, figuring out inventive ways to display them is a favorite past time. So when I saw this idea online and wanted to give it go myself. This post contains affiliate links for your crafting convenience.

I lucked out on one of my thrifting adventures and scored several vintage embroidery hoops, in various sizes.

Vintage embroidery hoops at the thrift store to be repurposed with vintage crochet doiles as wall art by Sadi Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

A thrift store staple…

My thrifting luck continued as I was able to pick up about half a dozen large vintage crochet doilies at a thrift store in their “antique” section (gosh I love those sections). Score!

Vintace crochet doilies from the thrift store to be upcycled into embroidery hoop wall art for simple home decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Exactly what I was looking for…

For this project, I just needed a handful of materials:

Creating Wall Art with Vintage Crochet Doilies

First step- separate your embroidery hoops, setting aside the outer ring (the one with the screw). Lay your doily on top of the inner ring, centered as much as possible, with the best side facing up (towards you). Then lay the outer ring over the draped inner ring.

Using upcycled embroidery hoops to create simple wall decor with vintage crochet doilies by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Like making a doily pie…

Using upcycled embroidery hoops to create simple wall decor with vintage crochet doilies by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Easy as pie!

And this is where it gets, well, tedious is too strong a word. But you have to fuss with it around and around now, tugging the edges of the doily to get it centered and taut, and periodically tightening down the outer ring. There is some back and forth involved- not difficult, but for anyone with perfectionistic tendencies, this will be the most aggravating part.

My great-grandfathers old pliers came in handy for this step.

Using pliers to tighten embroidery hoop around vintage crochet doilies for simple wall art and home decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Get it nice and tight…

When it as perfectly centered, taut, and tightened as can be, it’s time to trim the excess doily edge off. I know, I know, I wasn’t overly fond of this part either, but I figure it’s a sacrifice that doilies can make since being displayed on the wall is better than boxed up in the attic or gathering dust in an antique shop. If doilies had feelings, of course.

Creating romantic home decor with upcycle vintage crochet doilies and repurposed embroidery hoops by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Final step!

After the glue dried (overnight), the final product…well, products. I did three more while you weren’t looking.

Creating romantic home decor with upcycle vintage crochet doilies and repurposed embroidery hoops by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to hang!

My husband ended up liking these a lot more than he had anticipated, so instead of relegation to a corner in our bedroom, they’ll be hung in the dining room for all to see.

How to create simple wall art using upcycled vintage crochet doilies and repurposed embroidery hoops for easy, simple home decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

LOVE!

How to create simple wall art using upcycled vintage crochet doilies and repurposed embroidery hoops for easy, simple home decor by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Like snowflake decor all year long!

Easy-peasy AND husband-approved…definitely a win-win.

And if you’re looking for more simple upcycled projects, look no further than here to scroll through my entire collection.

Craft on!

S

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Comments

  1. Love this! You could dye them black or put fake spiders on them…

  2. Nancy Van Horne says:

    Its all great! Love it and thanks so much for the inspiration.

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