Sunday, December 13, 2009

Doily Snowflakes.

A simple, but pretty craft. I saw doilies made into a snowflake garland on another blog and had to try it out for myself, only I had nowhere to put up a garland. I decided to cover my windows instead. I enjoyed making these so much. All it took was a selection from my vintage doily collection, a solution of white craft glue and water, a paint brush, and a bit of string. If you don't have craft glue, starch (the kind you use to stiffen clothes for ironing) works just as well.

All you do is paint the solution of watered down glue over the doilies (make sure to get both sides and soak through), and leave them to dry for several hours. A tip - paint from the center of the doily to the edge to avoid bunching and stretching. Once dry, tie a piece of string around one of the outer loops and hang up as you please! If you want the doilies to lay perfectly flat, you could place them underneath a towel and iron. So simple.

Placing them in a window where Christmas lights from the street are visible would create an even better effect. So wintery, and so pretty. The best part - even if the glue solution wont fully wash out, they're still usable on a table or flat surface while they're not functioning as winter decorations.

4 comments:

Vonlipi said...

So pretty! I just might try this in the coming days....

loliecraft said...

You should! They're so much fun.

Tuesday said...

they would be amazing as stencils! maybe for wrapping paper or thank you notes...

urban craft said...

quite imaginative. I don't have doilies, but now I think I must get some for Christmas this year, just to make them snowflakes. I am loving all your photos. Looks like you had a beautiful holiday.