The humble doily, favourite of grandmas everywhere, has had a new lease of life since the shabby chic trend hit interior design. Just like everything else, doilies don’t have to just be used as mats. I recently bought an Xcut Vintage Notes Doily Die and I’m going to be doing a series of posts about the possibilities of upcycling paper doilies. Of course, you can just buy paper doilies if you don’t have a die cutter but I like to think it makes a project a little bit more special if it’s as handmade as possible.
From my previous posts you already know that I’m in love with bunting so post number one is yet another bunting post!
You will need:
Doily die and white copy paper (or a pack of paper doilies)
Docrafts Carnival Stamps and stamping block
Baker’s twine (You can’t really see on the photos but I used blue and white twine)
1. Die cut the doilies. I used 12 for the “welcome home” message. You’ll need doilies for all the letters in your message and any spaces in between the words.
2. Choose your ink and stamp one letter on each doily – I started with silver but it didn’t show up very well when hung up so I stamped over it in blue. The carnival stamps are great for this as they’re perfectly sized to fit in the centre of the doily.
3. Thread the baker’s twine in and out of the holes on the top of each doily.
4. Hang your bunting!