During a recent charity shop visit, I found a crochet style doily. Now of course I didn't 'need'
a doily, but it was a bargain at 20p, so I bought it anyway! So to make sure I put it to good use, I made it into a bowl!
The way I made this was pretty much the same as my Fabric Scrap Bowl
and was really simple to do!
I started by covering a glass bowl in cling film, to make sure that the doily didn't stick. You could try out different types of bowls and jars depending on the size of your doily.
Then I liberally applied fabric stiffener to the doily using a foam brush and smoothed out the creases with my fingers.
This was left to dry over the bowl, until it had set hard.
The cling film did the trick and made it really easy just to lift it off to give a finished doily bowl!
Good way to display pot pourri?
Or perhaps for jewellery? What would you use it for?
I think the crinkly edges give it a pretty look and it's so simple to do. I may have to take a trip to the charity shop again to find some more doilies in different sizes.... any excuse eh!!
love this idea - I have never heard of fabric stiffener before, so will look out for some :)ReplyDelete
Thanks! I had some fabric stiffener in my 'stash' so not sure where it originally came from :) But it's similar to this one -Delete
Great idea, thanks for sharing. Do you have to soak the fabric with the stiffener or is it just a surface sort of dampness?ReplyDelete
Thanks Andrea! I used just enough so that it was damp (but not soaking) and let me smooth it down. I suppose it wouldn't matter if you added too much - it would just take longer to dry! xDelete
How clever and so pretty! I need to try this! Thank you for sharing. I nominated you for the Liebster Award on the blog http://redoityourselfinspirations.blogspot.com/2014/03/liebster-award.html where you can grab the badge and have fun with other bloggers.ReplyDelete
Thanks Robin, I'd recommend giving it a go! Thanks for your kind award nomination as well :) xDelete
Love it! Pinned it! Gotta do it!ReplyDelete
Thanks Amanda! xDelete
That's very pretty :)ReplyDelete
Thanks Sandra! xDelete
What a great idea, love the pretty frilly edges too.ReplyDelete
Thank you! xDelete