Friday, September 6, 2013

Dyeing Doilies!

I would like to say that dyeing doilies was totally my idea but it wasn't! Of course other than the fact that you can find several pins on Pinterest, my friend Jessica from Party Love mentioned if I ever thought about dyeing doilies, and I really hadn't. I guess its something I probably would have eventually done since I love me some doilies but it was definitely not on my craft to do list. Anywho after she mentioned it I couldn't stop thinking about it and thought of how cute they would look, so I gave it a go....

So my first stop was the craft store to pick up dye! A colorful doily garland was in the works!

I followed the instructions inside the dye box for the most part, except i didn't use all the dye in the box and didn't wait the 30 min. The colors were a little darker than I expected although I'm not sure why since they're pretty close to the color on the box, ha! other than the pink.

While at the craft store I also picked up some trim to use for the garland. At this point I cut my doilies in half and started to glue gun away.

How cute is that garland, huh! I also did a hoop with one of the dyed doilies!

So lately Ive made an effort to not be so wasteful and use most of the material I have so I decided to do another garland!

I glued the other halves to some flag burlap that I cut out.

Oh I just love the way it came out! Can you spy the other Pinterest project in this picture?

and alright I just had to make one more little garland! I love scrabble pieces! and since I still had 2 doilies left I made this little garland to go on a hoop.


Alrighty guys I'm pretty sure Ive doilied you out, ha! I had lots of fun making these garlands, and I hope y'all give it a go too!

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  1. Hi, I love doilies! Wow I would of never thought to do that! Your doilies came out so pretty and modern and I want to try this. Thanks for sharing it at made by you mon.
    Julie from

    1. Thanks! Im pretty obsessed with doilies right now too! Thanks for allowing me to share!

  2. I love ALL of the garlands you made! Good job. Pinning.

  3. Love all of the different colors, and the ways you used them! Can't wait to try this! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

    Thanks for linking up to the Block Party!

    1. YAY! thanks for the feature it just made my day! and cant wait to see how yours come out!

  4. Love this... and where did you get your trailer plant pot?!?!?!?!?!?!

  5. Thanks! I got it at Lowe's! super cute, huh?!