Sunday, February 22, 2015


Needed for this project:

  • Stem Glasses - clear or colors - I used a water and fluted champagne for these examples
  • LED battery operated tea lights ONLY!!!!
  • Paper Doilies (I used 9 inch - 8" would work fine also)
  • Tape
  • Scissors
  • Other embellishments such as ivy / foil doilies/ tulle circles

Gather all your supplies in a well light area to work.

Measure to the center of the paper doily that will become the "shade".

Cut from one side to this center point.

Overlap the cut sides and tape on the inside. Double sided tape can also be used.

Place your BATTERY OPERATED tea light in the center of circle of tulle.

Place inside the bottom of glass - place "shade" on top! So pretty!!!

This table or party accent can be jazzed up a bit with added ivy or flowers around base -and a foil doily mat!

The tall champagne glass looks very elegant.  With this glass I tucked the tulle into the stem and sat the BATTERY OPERATED tea light on top.

Enjoy! and be creative!

Saturday, July 5, 2014


A beautiful addition to any party or event!
and a great way to mark glasses -so there are no mix ups!
I used simple candle cuffs to make these elegant stem markers.
Guests can add their name, initials or whatever - with a marker or pen you supply on table to keep track of their personal glass.

What you will need:
  • 4" Candle cuffs - they are stiffer paper then standard doilies
  • Double sided tape
  • Scissors
  • Stem Glasses
  • Ribbon or other embellishments options

Cut a slit from one side of the cuff to the center opening.

On a pattern with "petals" I cut between them.

Slide cuff onto stem.

Gently overlap the two cut edges - this will make the cuff "tent up" and nicely fit over the base of the glass.
Add a bit of double sided tape to hold.

If you want to get very fancy add ribbon or other embellishments.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ice Cream Cones decorated with Paper Lace Doilies

Arrange these pretty empty for guests to fill with the treat of their choice

Or place in a decorative container........
To make these pretty cones all you need are these simple items:
  • Sugar Cones
  • Paper Doilies
  • Double Sided Tape
  • Ribbon (optional)

To make these as simple as possible - I used cones and doilies that are the same size.
The cones measure 5"inches down one side and the doilies measure 5" inches across.

Please the cone in the center of the doily - with doily "good" side down.

Roll one side of the doily over the cone - keeping it close to the tip.

Roll the other side over 

Seal the flap with a strip of double sided tape.

I added a thin strip of ribbon,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

Okay are you ready to kick it up a bit! 

This example is a 5" gold round doily rolled the same way as described above.
However, I added a small cocktail napkin for convenience and extra style!

Again use a napkin that is approximately the size of the cone.

Fold the napkin in half.

Roll around the cone like the doily - just don't tape.

Hold in place and slide into doily.  (doily was wrapped around cone then removed.)

Okay one more style....I could not resist - 
However this style with the lace trim around the top of the cone takes some cutting - but is still pretty easy.

I used a 10" round paper lace doily (because my cones are 5" inches)
I will be able to get 4 5" wedges from one doily.

Fold doily in half.

Fold doily in half again.

Unfold and carefully cut along the creases.

You will have 4 pieces of equal size.

Place the cone in the center of one piece with the points lining up.

Roll doily from one side until the cone is completely covered. 

Voila! Cone with lace top !

No matter your style! Enjoy