Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Decorate with Vintage Doilies

Country Living has shown us how to transform vintage lace dollies into beautiful home décor…
Remove the original fabric from the lamp shade, leaving only the frame. Pin small doilies around the top and then to one another for a skirtlike effect. Remove the pinned doilies and machine-stitch together. Slip back over the frame and hand-stitch around the frame's top. 
To shape a basket soak a doily in liquid starch, squeeze out excess and place doily over an inverted glass bowl covered in waxed paper. Dry  for one to three days, depending on humidity.
Hand-stitch a doily to the front of a cushion cover. For the curtains, stitch doilies of varying sizes along the hemline, building a pleasing pattern.

Create a dazzling table runner with doilies. Machine-stitch them together and drape over a wood table where they can be admired.
Tightly wrap a doily around a vase. Snip away any excess, then hand-stitch the doily securely in place to create a snug fit.

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