DIY Roundup: 8 Ways you can use Doilies

DIY and I are not friends. I like her alright, but I think my lack of domesticity and coordination is hard for her to take. I get it. We’ll never be bosom buddies. But I do think we really need to strike some sort of working relationship, after all, it’s not fair to all of you if I am on the outs with one of the wedding world’s top trends! So each week, I’m going to start doing DIY roundups, which will basically be a curated list of the best DIY projects I find in internet land.

Today’s roundup is all about doilies! Ok, I know what you’re thinking. Doilies? Haven’t seen those since my Grandma’s church bake sale in 1988. But guess what? Doilies are back, and they are looking hotter than ever. Big on impact, small on the wallet, doilies just might be the perfect addition to your wedding.

Here are some of the amazing things doilies are doing these days…

DIY Doily Runner

This one is easy as pie! You just buy the doilies, arrange them the way you want and stick them together. Check out the whole project on the The Sweetest Occasion Blog.

doiliesvia Elizabeth Anne Designs

DIY Doily Chandelier

There is a reason Martha Stewart is known as the THE domestic queen. Reason numero uno, this amazing doily chandelier. The DIY is Found on Martha Stewart Weddings.

DIY Doily Cones

So, it’s a 100% guarantee that homemade donut holes will be a huge hit at your wedding, and sweet little doily cones will just be the icing on the cake! Ruffled Blog has the full DIY instructions (including for how to make donuts!).

DIY Doily Bunting

I couldn’t find the whole DIY project for this one, but I don’t think it looks too difficult. This wedding appeared on Green Wedding Shoes, so you should head on over and see all the gorg details!

Photos by Studio Castillero via via Elizabeth Anne Designs

DIY Doily Garland

You might need a little more skill for this project, but seriously how cute are they? The full DIY tutorial can be found on Design*Sponge.

doily garland via iDIY

doily garlands from Martha Stewart via Merriment Blog; via Design*Sponge

DIY Doily Candle Votive

Mason jars, vintage doilies and hot glue, that’s all you need for this adorable project from the Creature Comforts Blog (full instructions included!).

DIY Doily Mobile

Even though this project is for a baby mobile, I think it would work perfectly for a ceremony background or reception too! Don’t miss the step-by-step instructions from Tatertots and Jello.

DIY Doily Invites

I think this one might be my fav! You could use these DIY doily cards for everything from your invites, rsvp cards to thank yous. Full instructions on the Avie Designs Blog.

Local places you’ll find doilies:

Joann’s Fabrics

Dollar Tree



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