I recently purchase a basket full of doilies at a thrift store. What I didn't notice was that most of them were unraveled in one area or another and couldn't be used for their original purpose.
I thought about how to upcycle these....and with the pink roses and green leaves it was a natural for a wreath. I purchased two wreath frames, not sure which size would work best. After gathering the doilies up and laying them along the rings, I decided the smaller would be better. It's important that the dollies are full so you wouldn't see the wire.
I purchased a silver floral wire so it would be less visible as I wrapped it around the frame.
I used one of the small doilies as a center decoration and attached it first.
I then started gathering the doilies up and wrapped the wire around them. I tried to hide the wire tucking it around the leaves and roses.
After the doilies are attached you can tuck and pull them until you're happy with the overall look. The whole process was really easy and only took about an hour to complete.
It feels great to save these intricate crocheted doilies and give them an updated purpose. I'm really happy with the way this turned out....what do you think?
Sisters team-up to sell and blog about all things vintage. Irene, is an extreme bargain hunter and collector. Jolene is an interior designer that loves decorating with retro items and wears vintage everyday!