When I say doily, what comes to mind? Do you think of crocheted doilies, the kind probably made by your grandmother (or great grandmother)? Did you think of paper crafting with paper doilies? Or, do you think of the lacy paper ones that come in a variety of sizes and are most often found under your cup of coffee or dessert at a diner?
I love adding doilies to my scrapbook, pocket page, and other paper crafting projects. They add a bit of texture and are the perfect base for layering on embellishments. I used doilies to decorate these craft tags in this scrapbook on this scrapbook of my daughter to create consistency and repetition of pattern on the 3 tags.
The doilies I used on these DIY gift card boxes add a touch of texture and a whimsy look.
Don’t have any doilies in your craft stash? Luckily they can be found at any big box craft store and are very affordable. They come in a variety of sizes so no matter what the size of your project, there is a paper doily out there that will fit your needs. You can also find doilies seasonally in a variety of colors and shapes. My favorite is the heart shaped doilies found at Valentines, I buy enough to last all year! Scrapbook companies have picked up on the doily trend and are now making them in a variety of colors and patterns to match their paper lines. Cards, banners, wreaths, envelopes, bowls…I could go on and on as the possibilities are endless when it comes to crafting with doilies!
Dye your doilies in a rainbow of colors to match your project.
Fun Folded Doilies
These simple tutorials show you how to fold doilies into your paper crafting projects.
Doilies Around The Home
Learn how to create fun home decor items with paper doilies.
Cards & Scrapbooking Paper Doily Crafts
Ideas on how to layer doilies into your card and scrapbook projects.
What have you made with paper doilies lately?
I started scrapping in 2006 and was quickly addicted!I was an avid scrapper until late summer of 2010 when we started our adoption journey, at that point I was overwhelmed with paperwork (and emotions!) and I had to put something on the back burner in my life but I knew I would eventually come back to it.
We welcomed our daughter home from China in December of 2011 and a few months later I found my groove again and pulled out all of those supplies that had been tucked away.
I started out scrapping again doing traditional layouts, but at the beginning of this year I jumped into Project Life and I love it!
When I’m not scrapping I am usually spending time with our daughters which means library time, going on walks, thrifting (they love it as much as I do!) or watching Kung Fu Panda for the millionth time.I also have an Etsy shop Panda Eight Designs where I sell scrapbooking flair that I design.