6/5/11

doily wall art

I have a sweet, easy project for you today. 

Doily wall art. Easy. Pretty. Charming. 


I bought doilies at Joann because I cannot crochet without having a panic attack. So I figured instead of sending myself into mental breakdown I would just buy doilies. Money well spent. But you might have some passed down from grandparents or you might even be able to crochet these. If you can, you are awesome and we need to be friends. 


Put the doily in the embroidery hoop, tighten it up, and cut off the excess. Hang up and enjoy. That's it. Sometimes it's the simple things.

35 comments:

  1. Smart lady! That's so cute! And honestly, why crochet it yourself when you can buy them for like $1? :-)

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

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  2. Love it! And love the look of your blog. Very pretty and simple. :)

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  3. love this... a simple, yet pretty take on hoop art. ;-)

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  4. Love this idea!

    Megan
    mommyminded.blogspot.com

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  5. Ok, those are gorgeous and I can do that!!!! I'm gonna try it this week! Thanks ;)

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  6. Love this idea! Easy and quick, my kind of projects! :)

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  7. so cute! love this idea :) new follower!

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  8. pretty :)

    Jackie
    http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

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  9. Wow - love this idea and they look stunning!

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  10. Love it! Super cute & super easy.

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  11. This is the cutest idea, and I just got a bunch of old doilies my great-grandmother made, too.

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  12. Your blog is so darling! We found your blog through a link party and are your newest followers! We would love to have you follow us back!

    www.sixsistersstuff.blogspot.com

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  13. Love, love, love this! Traditional doilies on furniture aren't my thing, but I love it when they are presented in a graphic way like this. Simple and elegant!

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  14. This is gorgeous! I love how beautiful it is! I highlighted this tonight at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab my "featured" button.

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  16. Would love to see you link up at my new party that will run through Sunday!

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    These are beautiful.

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  17. I love these! but can't convince my husband to hang some at our place... I could maybe hide some somewhere he never goes ;-)

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  18. I've seen lots of doily art projects, but this might be my favorite! So cute!

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  19. Really, really very nice idea, looks very pretty!

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  20. Awesome idea & looks great. You've been featured at Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do. Stop by & grab a Featured On button:) Thanks for linking!

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  21. Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

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  22. What a cute idea! Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking this up to {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    Hope to see you again this weekend!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  23. I absolutely LOVE this! I finally know what to do with my doilies now, thanks!

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  24. I can't even believe how cute these are! I have hoops i was going to put fabric in but this is waaay better! thanks for the inspiration...
    ♥Jaime...sevensisters

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  26. i lOVE this! I'm always on the look out for new projects that involve doilies!!

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  27. I love this idea! I recently got a huge bag of vintage doilies from my grandmother! They're all various sizes and I've been wanting to find something fun to do with them, and this would be fun in my sewing room!

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  29. To those who want to do this with handmade doilies- please, whatever you do, DO NOT cut the excess fabric away from the back. You will absolutely ruin the doily, and it WILL unravel.

    Try threading yarn or thread through the points or edges of the pieces and tightening that in the embroidery hoop instead (maybe tying the thread together in the back to keep it out of the way)- that way you can display the entire doily, not have a bunch of excess in the back, and preserve the beautiful work all at the same time.

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  30. This is fantastic! If you are Greek (like me) you have inherited endless doilies that you don't know what to do with.
    Until now! Thanks! I had to re-tweet this :)

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  31. I love this embroidery hoop wall art!! It looks amazing. I hope you don't mind I've featured it in my embroidery hoop wall art round-up hub which you can see here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Frugal-Home-Decor-Embroidery-Hoop-Wall-Art?done


    Thank you for sharing your beautiful work!

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  32. I like the embroidery hoop idea. I had forgotten all about that. I have 2 garbage bags of doilies that belonged to my grandmother. I just cannot bear to give them away. Now, I can display some.

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