3 Ways to Craft It: Doilies!

Today we are starting a brand new feature called Three Ways to Craft It. The concept is simple: take one supply and create three different projects from it! Fun, huh?

It is our hope that this feature will push us to think of new and maybe out-of-the-box ideas from supplies we love. Today we are focusing on the ever classic and oh-so grandma chic doilies!

Project 1: Doily hangers! What we love about these is that they are not only cute, but super useful as well. Small strap summer dresses or silky type fabrics tend to slip off of hangers but the doilies help hold fabric in place. Here’s how to make your own:

Supplies: plastic or wire hanger, doilies (I used three for each hanger), needle and thread.

Sew your first doily onto the hanger. I hung mine through the hanger hook then stretched it toward the bottom of the hanger and stitched it in place.

Sew your next doily on, stretch it toward your fist doilie to secure it in place, you can hide any longer stitches underneath the doilies. Repeat until you have covered your entire hanger.

Project 2: Doily Dream Catchers. This project comes from Lune Vintage, I adore Jill’s blog and loved her take on doily dream catchers. Here’s how I made mine:

Supplies: small embroidery hoop (I used both pieces to create two dream catchers), doilies, yarn, needs and thread, embellishments like feathers or beads.

Stitch the doily inside the hoop and tie yarn tassels to the bottom of the hoop. Add any embellishments you want!

Project 3: Doily lamp. This project comes from our archives, and you can see the full tutorial here

Hope you’ve enjoyed this first edition of Three Ways to Craft It! Do you have any supply suggests you’d love to see us try? xo. emma

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