18 Darling Doily Repurposing {how to}


Doilies are such a fun crafting material that are cheap and easy to use!  You’ll be blown away with these things to make with doiliesthat are perfect if you’re wondering what to do with an old doily or paper doilies.

Darling Doily Repurposing {how to}

We’ve taken away all the guess work on things to make with doilies with these incredible tutorials. For even more things to make with doilies Tip Junkie’s Creative Community has over 20 tutorials. You can always search there if you’’re looking for more tutorials with step-by-step instructions. {wink}

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Doily Crafts

How to Make a Doily Table Runner {table runner}

1.  How to Make a Doily Table Runner {table runner} ~ Vintage doilies are transformed into a beautiful table runner with this step by step tutorial!

Doily Covered Lamp Shade

2.  Doily Covered Lamp Shade ~ Look at this beautiful upcycled doily covered lamp shade!  It’’s another great project for using doilies.  Only two supplies are necessary, doilies and a lampshade.  

Mini Doily Print Bowl

3.  Mini Doily Print Bowl ~ Doilies can be used to emboss a wet clay or Efaplast to make trinket bowls or for decorative purposes.

Doily Luminaries

4.  Doily Luminaries ~ The luminaries made from jars and doilies would give a nice romantic touch to a wedding, bedroom, or even as a centerpiece.  Throw a set of these together next time you need a last minute hostess or housewarming gift.

Doily Pendant Lighting

5.  Doily Pendant Lighting ~ Using a similar technique as the string art pendants you can use crochet doilies and wallpaper glue.  Beautiful! 


6.  Doily Artwork {DIY Artwork} ~ Check out this clever way to create artwork for your home! All you’ll need is a canvas, spray paint and some doilies. Easy to make and great to help decorate pretty much any space of your home!

Lace Doily

Doily T-shirt Embellishing

7.  Doily T-shirt Embellishing ~ This t-shirt is right on trend with the doily application and cut out.  Vintage t-shirts and thrift store finds are perfect to use.

DIY Doily Jacket Tutorial

8.  DIY Doily Jacket Tutorial ~ DIY Doily Jacket refashion using a 10 inch vintage doily, ribbon, recycled pajama draw string, and a hooded sweat jacket! This is an easy refashion for an old sweat shirt or jacket, and it’s the perfect addition for a girly or vintage look.

DIY Doily Collar

9.  DIY Doily Collar ~ Add a cute peter pan collar to a plain t-shirt or sweater by adding a fabric doily to it.  Basic sewing skills required.

Lace Doily Ring

10.  Lace Doily Ring ~ Accent any outfit with these adorable doily rings.  If you don’t want to use a doily you can use lace or crochet trim.  They would make wonderful Christmas or birthday presents for tweens, teens and women.

Doily Cuff Bracelet DIY {Bracelets}

11.  Doily Cuff Bracelet DIY {Bracelets} ~ This is a great tutorial where you’ll learn how to take a doily and turn it into a beautiful cuff bracelet! A stylish way to accessorize your outfits!

Doily Paper

Doily Painted Photo Frame {How-To}

12.  Doily Painted Photo Frame {How-To} ~ Dress up a plain frame with this beautiful stenciling technique using inexpensive craft paint and paper doilies.  Add a special picture and it is a great personal gift for someone you love.

DIY Doily Tote Bag {Handmade Gift}

13.  DIY Doily Tote Bag {Handmade Gift} ~ If you know someone who always has their hands full, then this is the perfect handmade gift for them. Give the gift of a personalized handmade bag with a beautiful doily in their favorite color perfect for any occasion.

Things to Make With Doilies

A Doily Folded Invitation {Envelope}

14.  A Doily Folded Invitation {Envelope} ~ Here is a cute and simple envelope idea using a paper doily and some twine. Wrap dinner invitations, wedding invitations or even a little Valentine for your sweetheart.

Snowflake Covered Books

15.  Snowflake Covered Books ~ Cover old books with paint, paper doilies and mod podge for unique book covers.  Perfect for displaying!

DIY Paper Doily Lanterns

16.  DIY Paper Doily Lanterns ~ This lovely paper doily lantern would be terrific for any type of gathering or celebration!  They are also inexpensive and fairly simple to make since there is no sewing necessary. 

Hanging Fabric Doilies

17.  Hanging Fabric Doilies ~ Although this tutorial shows using these fabric doilies as decor in a baby room, I think they would also make fabulous party decorations, especially if you used really big ones!  A great alternative to the tissue poms or paper lanterns.

Paper Doily Banner

18.  Paper Doily Banner {diy} ~ This doily banner was so easy you don’t need a tutorial.  Purchase a pack of doilies from the $1 store, fold the doilies in half, add the strand of twine in the crease, and glue them together.  Easy peasy!


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