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Thursday, February 25, 2016

5 amazing new uses for old doilies

The ABC Crafts Series: D is for...Doilies


Welcome to this week's edition of the ABC Crafts Series. We have finally reached D, to show you some wonderful uses for old doilies. I have many of these at home, made by my grandmother and some even by my great-grandmother. I rarely use them, but I can't bring myself to get rid of them, not only because they enclose a lot of memories but also because of the amount of work that was put into them a long time ago and that would be wasted otherwise.

5 amazing new uses for old doilies

So this is the purpose of today's post: give you some great ideas to turn those old doilies into something not only beautiful, but also useful! All fairly easy to make and with clear instructions.

Check them out below:


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  http://blog.freepeople.com/2012/09/diy-lace-doily-bowl/

DIY Lace Doily Bowls found here

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http://www.sadieseasongoods.com/spring-doily-table-runner

Spring Doily Table Runner from Sadie Seasongoods

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http://meeganmakes.com/diy-vintage-doily-art/

DIY Vintage Doily Art, shared by What Meegan Makes
 

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http://asubtlerevelry.com/colorful-crochet-tablecloth


Colorful Crochet Tablecloth from A Subtle Revelry

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http://racheldenbow.blogspot.com.es/2010/01/doily-pillow-tutorial.html

Doily Pillow Tutorial found on Smile and Wave. 


I hope you enjoyed this little collection of doily crafts. Next week we will stick to letter D still, and hopefully I'll be able to share with you some amazing DIY projects.

In case you missed previous posts, the ABC Crafts series will be covering one (or more) crafts for each letter of the alphabet during 2016. Each roundup features 5 links, grouped around the major theme. All links posted will be DIY tutorials with clear instructions and/or free patterns, so that everyone can easily replicate them.

I've created a specific page for the series, which will include links to the crafts already covered, and a list of upcoming topics. You can find the page here. If you have suggestions for any of the topics, feel free to leave me a comment or send me an e-mail and I will try to include your ideas as much as possible (with proper credit)!
 


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Happy Thursday!

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28 comments:

  1. I used to have tons of my Granny's old doilys. What clever ideas these are. Thanks for sharing with us on Thursday Favorite Things! Your post has been pinned.

    Cheers,
    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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  2. I love using them around my house on tables and dressers but these are some great ideas! I love the vintage treasures. It was good to visit you here. Thank you for sharing these great ideas. xo

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  3. What fun ideas. I may have to start crocheting a bunch of doilies because I'm in love with the table cloth with the doilies. Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party on Organized 31.

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    1. You can either make them, or try to find some cool ones in a thrift store. Either way, that tablecloth is really a great idea!

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  4. This post brought back some fond memories. When we lived in Jamaica, many of my students would crochet and they made lovely items. The made doilies and starched them so they were shaped into bowls.

    Now I need to find my crochet hooks.

    Thanks for sharing at SYC.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

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  5. I love your tutorial on doilies! I will be featuring them on SYC Thursday this week. Thank you for sharing. xx Jo

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    1. Thank you I'll head there later today!

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  6. Hi Teresa - These are great ideas. Thanks so much for sharing with the Let's Get Real party.

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  7. Oh wow! I love all these projects, but especially the pillow made out of old doilies. I have quite a few and need to put them to better use. Great tutorial! Visiting you from SYC and happy to have met you :)

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  8. These are such neat ideas!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  9. That table cloth is gorgeous!!!

    Thanks for sharing at Manic Monday linky party, hope to see you next week!

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    1. Thank you Stephanie, I'll be there for sure!

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  10. These are all neat ways to use old doilies. I love the table runner and the table cloth.

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  11. What a great collection of ideas! Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

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  12. These are some great ways to upcycle doilies!
    Thank you for sharing with #FiberTuesday link party!
    Susie
    www.ouicrochet.com

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! Have a great week!

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  13. Wow those are brilliant!! I want to go buy Doilies now! LOL Great post! :-D

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    1. Thank you, I'm so glad you stopped by!

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