Friday, January 13, 2012

Paper Doily Wreath

This Doily wreath was made using paper doilies purchased at the local dollar store. I got the idea from the most recent Better Homes & Garden Scrapbook etc. Magazine. It is a little funny because they were demonstrating how you could use small doilies to make flowers to accessorize your scrapbook page.So I thought I would give it a try as I had some doilies (purchased a couple of years ago). The directions they gave called for five doilies, fold in half and then fold over slightly more than half.

So I got out my doilies and started to fold, my doilies are obviously quite a bit bigger. I knew they were larger than what was used in the article but thought it couldn't be to far off. Well.....I was wrong I ended up needing eight doilies folded in order to make it meet up nicely. I think I may have put them together a little differently, a little closer which I like as it gives it a fuller look. I attached a ninth doily, unfolded to the back side  & inserted a brad from the Stampin' Up! Antique Brad Collection.

I am unsure as to what I will do with this, for know it is hanging on the wall. It doesn't look to bad except for the fact that my wall is a cream color so it kind of blends to much. I did have one idea for it, use them at weddings instead of all the fabric bows have a few of these in either colors to match the wedding or make them white and spritz with Smooch Spritz in coordinating colors.

I hope you all enjoy!

Project Recipe: Eight paper doilies, Antique Brad

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