Lace doilies are among the most common, yet (in my opinion) highly overlooked products found in a vintage thrift store.
They have classic style, purpose, and are oh-so-intriguing with their extremely intricate, hand stitched detail.
Doilies are crocheted ornamental mats made of fabric, typically placed on a plate under a cake or other sweet foods.
They can also be used as clothing, headpieces, to bind flowers, and protect furniture.
Although doilies have been seen in history for over 2 centuries, the most common ones we find these days are the mid-20th-century versions, AKA, Grandma's hand-me-downs.
So what do we do, in our modern world, with these ornamental mats, that so many consider "useless"?
Well, if your unkeen on the idea of using them "as is", here are a few easy projects you can try today, using doilies as the material.
1. Doily Earrings
2. Lace Doily Bowls
3. Burlap and Doily Luminaries
4. Lace and Doily Bracelets
5. Doily Lamps
Although this may look complicated, it's actually quite an easy project.
Take a look at the tutorial here to see how blogger, EmmmyLizzzy did it!
Now Go Get Crafty!
All these projects are super simple, and use few materials.
Go gather what you need, and get crafty today!
Remember, these could make great gifts, too!
Thanks for Reading!
Thank you so much for reading, and please leave me a comment below to let me know what you thought of this article.
I would love to see pictures of your creations!
Take care, as always! - Hallie ❤️️
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