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Peacock Doily Study 1, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

Peacock Doily Study 1, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 6 x 6 inches

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After coming across the Doily Pendant Lamp, then sorting out how to make my own, doily lamps were heavy on my mind. Here is another lovely re-use of doilies for shades by Caitlin Holcomb via Decor8 to feed my fascination.

Well, it is the week before Christmas and all through my house not a decoration is showing not even a tree.  But not to worry, I’ll get to it. I’m not goring to miss our on the Christmas cheer, the soft smell of slowly dying pine trees. The way the needles scatter across my carpet. The cat trying to eat the Christmas light cords. Presents wrapped in colour scheme appropriate paper. The kitchen a mess of flour and confectioners sugar from the umpteenth batch of last-minute cookies. I love all that. I also love leaving things to the last possible minute. It makes life more exciting.

With all that in mind, here is a lovely assortment of decorations I wish I had made a head of time. Maybe I’ll get started now for next year.

Once again, when possible I have linked the images to where I found them online, and most of them come with instructions. Happy tree decorating!

The second instalment of holiday decoration ideas – wreaths! I haven’t had a wreath since …oh, I don’t think I ever have had one. Hopefully one of these will inspire me to adorn my door this year.




doily christmas wreath
(view instructions for the above wreath here on Design Evolution)


Oh Martha, I love your style! I’m running out the door this minute to buy fabric stiffener so I can make myself a set of these little lovelies. Yes, easter has passed but these can be worked into everyday life & the artistic possibilities are … well, slightly overwhelming at the moment!

These very easy to follow instructions are from marthat stewart .com

Tools and Materials
Stitched (not paper) doily
Bowl in the shape of the basket you would like to make
Fabric stiffener

Doily Basket How-To
1. Soak doily in bowl of fabric stiffener until saturated.

2. Remove doily from stiffener and place over bowl (or along inside of bowl) to form a basket shape.

3. Allow to dry. Carefully peel dried basket from bowl.

Doily Basket — Martha Stewart Crafts

So simple, so girly, so so very doily-centric, I so want to make an entire wall of these …

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Doily Wall Hanging by theurbanthimble on Etsy. This Etsy shop may be closed but with a little white thread, some brightly coloured fabric and an embroidery hoop you can easily make your own.

Happy Fourth of July to all our American friends!

To make your own burlap and doily flag check out At Second Street: Burlap and Doily Flag.

It’s a lamp made of doilies. Obviously I’m in love and need to have one … or four. You can bet I’ll be doing some googling to figure out how to make these.

If you just can’t live without a pendant doily lamp check out ReMade USA, they have lots of fun bags too. Thank you, Shopping Queen

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