Get out the Doilies! – Decor and Dine

Get out the Doilies!


A few years ago I began to see many crafts on Pinterest using doilies. Having two Portuguese grandmothers, great aunts, and a mother who has crocheted doilies for me…they have been part of my life since I was a kid.

I have an abundance of doilies so it is great to see that I can use them in so many projects, not just to sit pretty under a vase.

Doilies runner

I made this table runner by attaching several doilies of different patterns and sizes. This is still a work in progress. I am tempted to add more doilies soon. Have a look at this project–> HERE

doily lanters

These lanterns made from recycled jars and small doilies have been a great success. I love using them on my window sill and decorating the tops differently throughout the year.

This is an easy project, full instructions –>HERE

There are so many projects out there but since I like to keep things SIMPLE…these are my favourite:

Love snowflakes? Use wooden embroidery hoops and different size doilies to make a wintery wall hanging.

doilies wall art

 Wall Hangings/Style at Home 

Don’t know how to crochet a tablecloth but love the look? Simply attach a variety of doilies to the bottom and sides of an inexpensive plain tablecloth.

doily tablecloth

Doily Tablecloth from Feminine Modern

These little doily bowls are great to hold jewelry, candy or simply keep them empty. You can purchase similar bowls at boutiques across the country but they are so easy to make.


Lee Doily Bowls from Fab DIY

I love to frame doilies. Frame them individually or in a collage. A colourful backdrop will make white doilies pop.vintage-doily-art-

Framed Doily Wall Art from Prodigal Pieces  


Vintage Doily Display by Sadie Seasongoods

This Dream Catcher was purchased at a local fair but it is an easy DIY project.


Dream Catcher (source Fynes Designs)

Another great use for doilies is to attach them to pillows. There are so many ways this can be done. You will have one of a kind pillows that will impress your friends. Have a look at our Pinterest Pillow Board for more ideas.

doily pillows

Source Pinterest 

Create something special!


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