Paper Doily Wreath
The other day I wrote about finding a bunch of paper doilies at the thrift store. I have some plans for a lot of them but I have so many I wanted to come up with some more projects for them. While I was preparing for my last craft show I was looking at a book page wreath I had done and thinking about my paper doilies…..and it hit me! A paper doily wreath!
Once I was finally able to tackle this project I gathered up my supplies:
A bunch of paper doilies (I ended up only using the smaller ones)
Half of a foam wreath form (From the $1 store and split in two)
Ribbon (I used a satin ribbon in a cream color)
I wrapped the cut wreath form in the ribbon, gluing as I went along. This will serve as the base for your wreath.
Here’s a little tutorial on how I rolled up my doilies (This is also how I roll my sheet music or book pages for wreaths):
I grab both sides of the doily and use my left hand to come over the top of my right hand. I twist the doily as I come around into a cone shape. You may need to tighten or loosen your roll, just depending on the look you are going for. Don’t stress if you need to unroll it and practice a little bit before you get the hang of it. Once you do, it’s pretty easy!
Once I had a big pile of doily cones I started gluing them to the ribbon covered wreath form. I used hot glue to attach each cone to the wreath. I tried to have all of the cones meet up evenly in the middle of the wreath by using a small round glass in the center. I ended up doing two layers of doilies because I liked how full and beautiful it looked!
I cut the middle out of another large doily to glue into the center of the wreath. This helps cover any imperfections in the middle and adds a little more detail.
Just look at all that lacey detail, it’s so graceful and pretty!!! It’s very shabby chic and full of feminine details! I could see it in a little girls room or in a French cottage. It’s so dreamy, I think I have a wreath crush!!!
Do you recognize the window? It’s from this post! I decided to add burlap to the back on the window and put it up on the wall. This way it adds some color to the wall and really makes the window pop!!!
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