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June 29, 2015

It's amazing that you can still find inexpensive doilies at thrift
shops and flea markets.  They're so versatile and fun to repurpose.


Click here for instructions on how to
make an adorable doily bowl.

Dress up an ordinary t-shirt with doily sleeve caps:

An old window paired with vintage doilies
combine to make beautiful wall art.

Simply hand stitch a doily to a pillow to
completely change its appearance.


Little doilies make precious sachet bags.

Do you like the looks of this doily light fixture?
It's so easy: soak doilies in wallpaper paste; blow up a large balloon
and cover it in the doilies; after they dry, pop the balloon and pull
it through the top.  Insert a light bulb fixture through the opening.

Stitched together, a variety of doilies
makes an interesting table runner:

Instead of letting doilies languish in a drawer, make
them into cute pin cushions and give them as gifts.

If you have a sugar bowl but no matching creamer, consider
using a doily to turn it into a vintage-theme pin cushion.

Isn't this a stunning doily Christmas tree skirt?

 A one-of-a-kind apron was produced by combining doilies and lace.

I love this romantic doily scarf.

The next time you plan a party consider including
a doily banner in the decorations:

Doilies can make truly unique dream catchers.

If you're fortunate to have inherited doilies that were made by
ladies in your family, think about framing and displaying them:

This heirloom doily was professionally framed and included a hand-
written note from the lady who crocheted it.  Beautiful gift idea, isn't it?

You can also find inexpensive used embroidery and cross stitch
hoops at thrift shops.  They make ideal frames for small doilies.
Imagine a small Christmas tree covered in doilies - magical!

I hope today's repurposing ideas inspire you to decorate or 'gift'
with vintage doilies.  Not many ladies are making them anymore
and they're sure to become even more collectible in the future.


  1. LOOK OUT sugar bowl and tee shirt!!

  2. Some wonderful ideas, quite inspirational.

  3. What wonderful and lovely ideas.
    I must say I am in love with the pincushion with the bird on top.
    So sweet !

    cheers, parsnip

  4. I'm crazy about that kitchen apron. I'll have to get the ones I have and check this out.

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