Friday, August 14, 2015

SUPER EASY DOILY EMBELLISHED PAPER LANTERN WEDDINGS EVENTS

COMPLETED LANTERN WITH DOILY 'TAIL" 
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



ENJOY!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

PAPER DOILY PARTY BANNER SWAG SIGN


 Make an easy paper doily banner!
The banner I've made for this example uses graduated sizes to create a "swag" effect, but you can use all one size or alternate sizes.  This is a very easy project to customize

You will need to make this 87" inch banner:
  • 10 feet of ribbon or string
  • 1 14" inch round paper doily
  • 2 12" inch round paper doilies
  • 2 10" inch round paper doilies
  • 2 8" inch round paper doilies
  • 2 6" round paper doilies
  • double sided tape (of course)
  • Scissors
  • Wide ribbon or balloons for accents


Take each doily and fold perfectly in half



I try to match the "pattern" from each side to ensure I've gotten them folded nicely in half.



All folded and ready to taped "over the ribbon".

I unrolled about 10 feet of ribbon from the spool and started working in the center.



Unfold the Largest doily you will be using for the center.
Place several pieces of double sided top along one side of the fold inside the doily.
Lay the ribbon along the fold, and refold the doily.




I keep working "each side" with successively smaller doilies to create the "swag" effect.


Make sure you leave enough ribbon or string so you can secure your banner when complete


Completed Banner - ready for customization! Add a message or whatever.


I finished this banner with a wire edge bow at each end,
You can add balloons, flowers, etc!

Have fun with this one!




















Sunday, May 10, 2015

TEA PARTY PERFECT CUPCAKES AND CENTER PIECES TABLE NUMBERS WITH DOILIES BABY SHOWER DECORATIONS PLACE CARDS


Party Perfect! and so easy too! 



The Centerpiece:

  • 1 plant or flower in pot
  • 2 round or heart shaped doilies
  • 1 bamboo skewer (like for kabobs)
  • Double sided tape (or glue dot)
  • Ribbon (optional)
  • Paper bag (optional)

The Treats

Name Picks (place cards)

  • Cupcakes (of course)
  • 1 round or heart shaped doily per cupcake
  • 1 lollipop per cupcake
  • Marker
  • Double sided tape (or glue dot)

Wraps

  • 1/2 of a 10" round doily per cupcake
  • Double sided tape (or glue dot)




For the center piece
use one small round doily (this is a 4" heart shape)
Place a 1.5" inch section of double sided tape in center
Press the bamboo skewer - point side down - onto the tape




For the second heart - if you would like to use to identify table numbers - you can hand write or use stickers to make the table number -
Place a second piece of double sided tape on back of second doily
Line up with first doily already taped to the skewer - and press together.
Embellish with ribbon / glitter /etc!
Stick pointed side into dirt - and voila!

For another look you can place the plant/flower in a brown or white bag and tie with ribbon -
or twine.....



For the Cupcakes Place Cards Name Pics:
Use one small doily and write each guests name
Pictured are 3.5 round doilies


Take a small piece of double sided tape and apply to the back of a lollipop.


Attach doily


Chocolate pops can be used too! If you don't want the pop visible - then tape a second doily on the back.



Cupcake Wraps
I found this is the easiest way to do this.....
For standard size cupcakes.
Use one 10" doily - fold in half.

 Cut the "lace edge" off in a semi-circle.

Cut the "border" in half on fold.



ICE CUPCAKE FIRST BEFORE ADDING CUFF.
Place a piece of double sided tape on edge of cut doily


Wrap doily around the cupcake - overlap with the double sided tape.
Trim to fit




BABY SHOWER
Cotton Candy

Proceed as in the Name Pics - however
I added a "fluff" of cotton candy to the top of each cupcake prior to adding the pics
Blue and Pink!
 

Instead of using names - boy or girl looks cute!!!!

PLEASE NOTE - ADD COTTON CANDY RIGHT BEFORE SERVING -
HUMIDITY OR HEAT CAN CAUSE TO DEFLATE



ENJOY!



Sunday, February 22, 2015

PAPER LACE DOILY BATTERY TEA LIGHT CANDLE LAMP SHADES CENTER PIECE TABLE ACCENTS








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

PAPER LACE WINE GLASS STEM MARKERS VICTORIAN STAR FLOWER HEART DOILY WEDDING ELEGANT

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.

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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.