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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Personalize Customize Place Mats or Chargers for Weddings or Any Special Event

Personalized Place mats or chargers can make any event extra special.  It is easy to do (as all my projects are), and you are only limited by your imagination!

In the example below I used a 12" white square paper doily (you use round etc).
I attached a 5" doily in the center as a stencil, later I added a "thank you" stamp.

In the center a heart stamp, wedding rings, flowers.....etc.............

Supplies Needed:
12" (or size perferred) paper doilies
Spray paint
5" (or size preferred) doily for stencil
Decorative Stamp and pad

Center the "stencil" doily - a fix with a small piece of double sided tape.
I use the tape so the spray paint doesn't blow the stencil away, also if you turn the larger doily to apply a second coat the stencil will not shift.

Remove the stencil after a few minutes - and get ready to spray your next doily!
I have found the metallic paints dry faster then the "regular colors" and are easier to get an
"even" coat.

Last - add that special something to the center......or leave the stencil off, and have a classic solid place mat.

Here are other examples.... with silver paint and purple!

Friday, November 18, 2016


Picture Perfect Packages!

The smaller gold bells on left are made from 4" doilies

White Paper Lace bells Perfect for Weddings or Showers!

Easy and inexpensive festive addition to chairs 

Or hang from a chandelier/

On Window

Here are the basic supplies you will need:
5" Paper Doilies (for small bells) (each doily makes 2 bells)
10" Paper Doilies (for the larger "wedding bells")
Tape regular or double sided
Paper Glue (if you would like to add a backing)
Construction paper or wrapping paper etc.
Optional: Glitter - more ribbons etc!

If you would like to back your bells and make a bit sturdier use construction paper wrapping paper.
Glue the doilies down and let dry.
After glue has dried - cut doilies out.

Fold doily in half - and cut along the crease.
Now you are ready!
Simply roll the half doily in a cone.
I used regular tape on the outside of the cone for this example.
But you can use double sided tape if you chose, so that it does not show.

Just about ready!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Find these beautiful paper lace doilies and other vintage items at Etsy!

I sell on Etsy

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Make a Wedding Shower Party Treat Goodie Gift Favor Bag from Wrapping Paper, Doilies or anything you can fold

These treat/favor bags are simple to make from any type of paper. Your options are limited 
only by your imagination.

For this project you will need:
  • Paper - start with 8x11 (regular copy paper size)
  • Double sized tape
  • Template for bottom fold (I used a business card)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Doily (optional)

Lay paper flat Long ways

Fold each side to slightly overlap in the center.

Use double sided to tape to attached the sides.


For the bottom fold - Hold a template (I used a business card)

Fold up the bottom edge.

Open the fold that was just made.


Fold in each "side"  toward the center


Fold the top edge towards the center

Use double sided tape to "seal" the bottom edges together.

Follow the same steps with a 10x10 paper lace doily

Friday, August 14, 2015


The simplicity of the design makes this pretty accent  perfect for Weddings, Showers or Engagement Partys!

A snap to make but makes a great impact!

To make as pictured:
  • 1 - 9.5 paper lantern
  • 1 - 5 inch white lace paper doily
  • 2 - 6 inch red lace paper heart doilies
  • 2 - 4 inch white paper heart doilies
  • 4 - foil heart stickers
  • 3 feet of red ribbon
  • 2 feet of white wire edge ribbon
  • and of course double sided tape!

Use the 5" inch doily and tie to the bottom of the red ribbon.

Next line up the 6" red doily and the 4" white doily
Attach to ribbon with double sided tape -
Place second doily on top of first taped doilies

Add foil stickers if desired

Cut the red ribbon about 8 inches above the top doily - so you have "room" to tie to lantern.

Tie the wire edge white ribbon into a bow about the top of the Red Ribbon.
Tie  to lantern