Friday, February 8, 2013

Grandma's Doilies~ Reinvented!

Several years ago my aunt divided up all the lace doilies my grandma made amongst all the grandkids. I knew I wasn't going to be putting these on my dresser so I tucked them away for safe keeping. I just recently rediscovered them and wanted to transform them into something I might actually display. I decided I was going to sew them into a Valentine's Day bunting but first I wanted to update them by dying them in valentine's colours.

Grandma's Doilies!

I purchased this Tie-Dye set from JoAnn's this fall on clearance.

I just followed the instructions but left them overnight to ensure I got intense colour.

I rinsed them out several times and left them to air dry.

I just love how they turned out! 

Lastly I cut them in half and sewed them using double folded bias tape and some ric-rack trim.

 I displayed my newly reinvented doily bunting on my black and white art wall.

Until we thrift again...


  1. The addition of the ricrac to the bias tape was a nice touch. Looks great, will be nice for Elsa's birthday as well.

  2. Really a gorgeous craft. I bet your grandmother would approve highly!

  3. I think that is a very crafty craft!! Cute!

  4. Lovely result! Thanks for sharing this great idea. xo Jennifer