Altered Paper Doilies

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By Recycled Crafts Contributor, Anitra from the blog “Coffee Pot People”.

It’s Christmas in August! Have you started getting ready for Christmas yet? After all, December is just four months away, which for a crafter qualifies as “just around the corner”.

For me, a big part of the festivities is the gift wrap, and already I’ve made up a small group of package trims from store-bought paper doilies, to be added to as I have time.

I was inspired by this tutorial, and have added some of my own touches.

Begin with a paper doily that has several rounds of design, and cut those rounds apart:

Take the largest round and fold and pleat it into a ruffle, and glue it to a circle of cardstock about 2″ in diameter. Take the next size round, ruffle it, and glue that on top of the larger round. You’ll probably have to mash the doily a bit to do this.

Cover the center of your cardstock circle with the center of the paper doily, adding a button, as you see in the picture at the top.

If you want to add color to your altered doily, you can do that either before or after the ruffling and gluing. Here, I’m coloring afterwards (I used pink and violet for this one):

Another idea is to add a layer or two of silk flower. Just poke a hole through the disk and thread the stem of a flower through, gluing another disk on the back to hide the stem and hold it in place:

Is your doily solid at the center? Try cutting the center into pie-wedges:

Gather and flatten the wedges, and glue them to a 2″ cardstock circle:

For this altered doily, I layered metallic gold and white, and finished up with a bejeweled brad:

Need more ideas? Here’s what happens if you turn the largest round cut from a doily “inside-out” and pleat the inside edge instead of the outside:

This altered doily was made using a variation of that technique, and finished off with wired crystals and a bridal spray:

I hope you enjoy altering your doilies as much as I did mine!

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About Anitra

Anitra Cameron had the good fortune to be born into a family where creativity ran rampant. Her father has authored several books and worked as a photographer and her mother hand-painted portraits. Anitra’s favorite crafts to make are: Jewelry (especially using buttons), collaged book marks, miniature cake stands, all from recycled materials. Anitra’s moto: “Use it up. Wear it out. Make it do, or do without.” Live with that long enough and you’ll never want to throw anything away, so best to turn it into art! Anitra lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, where their combined family’s total seven children, and (so far) seventeen grandchildren. Recently Anitra became a great-grandmother of a darling little boy! You can find more of Anitra’s work at “Coffee Pot People”.

6 thoughts on “Altered Paper Doilies

  1. Bev

    These are totally awesome…another one of those definitely gotta try! Thank you for sharing this.

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