25+ Doily Crafts for Vintage Doilies

25+ Doily Crafts for Vintage Doilies

What is it about vintage doilies that makes them irresistible at thrift stores? All I know is that that: (1) vintage doilies are beautiful, (2) they’re abundant, and (3) they are full of project potential! Whether you use them in granny chic decor or upcycle them completely, there are a ton of ideas for crafting with doilies.Read more ›

Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand into a Tic Tac Toe Game Board

Upcycling a Wooden Cake Stand into a Tic Tac Toe Game Board

Ok, you guys- I went “shopping” in my garage again and decided to finally repurpose this wooden cake stand. It was one of those “I’ll think of a project later” purchases while thrifting one day. And now that the warmer weather is here, I decided to upcycle it into a tic tac toe game board for a fun (and pretty) thrift store makeover.Read more ›

Plate Cloche from a Vintage Doily

Plate Cloche from a Vintage Doily

I know, I know- here I go again with another upcycling project using vintage doilies. What can I say, though? There are just SO many possibilities out there! This time, however, I decided to try a crafting product that I’ve never played around with before- fabric stiffener. The reason? To make a plate cloche or dinner plate cover!

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Doily Table Runner for Spring Decor

Doily Table Runner for Spring Decor

Creating a doily table runner has been on my to-do list for as long as I can remember. I always assumed I’d create one in whites and neutrals, as most doilies come in varying shades of cream. But then I started buying the occasional colorful doily- pinks, blues, yellows, greens. That’s when I decided to create a Spring table runner to show off those colorful vintage doilies.Read more ›

Decorating a Tote Bag with a Snowy Scene

Decorating a Tote Bag with a Snowy Scene

Truthfully, I didn’t NEED another tote bag- let’s face it, who really does? But I found this blue canvas bag on a thrifting adventure and it was in great shape for a great price! I decided that it was the perfect candidate for embellishment and wondered if the navy blue would be a good backdrop for a snowy scene.

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Spiderweb Decor or Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Spiderweb Decor or Halloween Spider Web from Lace Doilies

Once upon a time, I created some shabby chic wall decor for our dining room with lace doilies in embroidery hoops. I loved how they looked, but as Halloween approached, I pictured a spookier version. A version that looked like a Halloween spider web or Spiderweb decor. And it would be VERY easy to make!Read more ›

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art with Vintage Doilies

Embroidery Hoop Wall Art with Vintage Doilies

Being  a fan of vintage doilies means I am always looking for new ways to repurpose and display them. Wall decor is a great way to give them new life and falls right in line with the granny chic decor that is super popular right now. But instead of framing them in more traditional ways, this time I decided to upcycle some vintage doilies into embroidery hoop wall art.

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Framed Doilies as Shabby Chic Wall Decor

Framed Doilies as Shabby Chic Wall Decor

Long before I even started my blog, I found the most amazing panel from an antique door. Covered in layers of chippy paint, I used it’s beauty to inspire the painted bedroom furniture we now own. AND, it inspired the shabby chic wall decor that would ultimately kick off my upcycling blog. I know it sounds crazy, but it is the absolute truth.Read more ›