Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Lacy Bowls~~White Wednesday


Today, I am participating in
White Wednesday over at Faded Charm!
Kathleen is a sweetie to host this each week for all of us white
lovers!!  Hope you'll go check it out and meet her!

I am sharing a super simple project that can definitely
result in a wow factor for your home decor!

It is not new...but it is under sung!

LACY DOILY BOWLS!





These are so incredibly simple to make!
Here is what you need:


~a doily
~Stiffy fabric stiffener or liquid starch
~a bowl to form the shape
~wax paper


That's it!

Then follow these steps:


~Soak the doily completely with Stiffy or starch
~Gently squeeze out any excess
~Cover the bowl with wax paper
~Shape the doily around the bowl

If the doily is full, you can gently crimp the edges
for a ruffled effect.

Then just let dry and remove!!



Now it's time to get a little creative!

This one is perched on top of some vintage
ironstone butter pats!  I love it!

And they cast the most beautiful lacy effect
onto whatever is next to them,
which gives a vignette great ambiance,
and a touch of romance!


I set them on a vintage silver tray, and I have
one of them placed on a pillar candle stand.

These can also be used to display vintage trims,
buttons, baubles, or whatever your fancy!

They are a green craft, way too easy to make
and oh soooo lovely!

Hope you'll make some of your own!

Happy White Wednesday!!

Hugs,
Becky


36 comments:

A Girls Gotta Nest said...

Adorable idea sweetie, love it!!

Hugs and Love,
TAMI

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

The candlelit doilies are so pretty. Lace by candlelight....hmmm. A good combination.

xo,
Danielle

Bobbie said...

So lovely. Your photos of them are just beautiful. What a wonderful addition to any area. Thank you for the inspiration. Bobbie

Gail said...

So ethereal

Bohemian said...

Just beautiful!!! I have a wealth of old Doilies and this is a great project for the G-Kids and I to indulge in... thanks for the tutorial!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Hi Becky,
So sorry to hear you have the flu. Yuk!! No fun at all! Hope you are starting to feel a bit better by now.
Like your cute lil lacy doily bowls, they looks really great with the candles in them, and the displays were beautiful.
Talk with you soon hon,
Love ya, Nellie

A Shabby Moment in Time said...

They are just adorable Becky! The candlelight shining through them is just heavenly.
Blessings & Hugs,
Karen

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You won't believe it, Becky, but I just recently found a bottle of the Stiffy as I was going through stuff to pack up. These are so pretty and delicate looking. Some time ago I used to make fabric bows for baskets and you used the stiffy to get the bows and their loops to set then glued it all to the basket handle. I think I'm going to keep it because, as you know the crafter's mantra, "I may need it some day"! : )

Trisha said...

So beautiful. I keep one on my table in the kitchen. It was a gift, and matches my table cloth. Thanks, I may try making some myself. Have a great day.

Passionate for White said...

My Mother in law made one for me a while back - love the idea of setting it in a bowl or tray!

Ido said...

These are gorgeous Becky, thank you for the tutorial!
XXX Ido

Mary said...

I love these, what a great idea!

fairfieldhousenj.com said...

Becky,

I saw these done years ago. So glad you are reviving the art. Thank you for the tutorial. I have a stash of crochet doilies just waiting to be put to use.
Thank you for your prayers and well wishes during Hurricane Irene and the aftermath.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Vicki said...

These are so darn cute. I wanted to make these last year for teachers gifts and fill them but I forgot! I love how you staged them. Thanks for sharing

Kasia said...

I love you.. you know that?! :D Heres another wonderful thing I must try out! My Gran made these, but she usually put them on a ball, but I havent thought of making any! THANK you for the reminder! :D Lovely lovely bowls you made, and I adore the soft glow they're giving off and the romantic mood!

Hugs,

Petite Michelle Louise said...

love ....love!!! I'm trying this..i'm pinning these....:0

d e l i g h t said...

So Lovely with the candles! I hope to try this!
Thanks for the instructions.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Becky, they are so cute!! I have made so many lace and starch projects, but I have never tried bowls!! Thank you for the reminder!!

Carol

Holiday Sparkle - Cyndi LaChance said...

Gorgeous. I just saw this in Pinterest - LOVE!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Becky!!!! These are just yummy.... I'm going to make these for sure. Thank you so much for the tute!

Big lovies,
Spence

Jeanne said...

God morning dear Becky, I have missed so many of your lovely posts and to explain how busy this summer has been would be a chapter in a book. I choose JOY (SMILE) and I am moving forward on my blog. I am catching up with my dearest blogging friends at last. (YOU)

The doily bowls are darling. My Grandmother would starch doilies and make them look beautiful. Maybe a lamp would sit inside on of them. I had forgotten this craft. I have some doilies and it would be fun to do this. Yep, I'm doing it!!!

Blessings and love to you today and everyday.
Jeanne

Lynn Richards said...

Only you, Becky. These are GORGEOUS!!!!
xoxo
lynn

Debbie said...

What a wonderful idea!

lambs and ivy designs said...

What a fabulous idea. So pretty!!

Karen said...

Becky, those are so beautiful. You are SO creative. :)
xo~
Karen

Faye ~ Wild Rose Vintage said...

Very pretty Becky! And what a fun idea!
Hugs
~Faye

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

Great tutorial and your vignette looks amazing!

xo Abby

Katherines Corner said...

those are so pretty! Hugs

Monica said...

Soo neat! Love the shimmering light through the lace... You did a wonderful job!
Hugs,
Monica xo

My Sparrows Nest said...

OOOH! I love these! Super creative twist on an old idea! I will definitely be doing this! Thanks so much!!!!!! LOVE and HUGS!

Natasha in Oz said...

I've seen these on Pinterest but had no idea they were so easy to make! I might have to give it a try. Thanks for the inspiration!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Donna said...

This is my first visit to your blog and I must say, you are amazing! Everything here is so beautiful!

I remember watching my Granny do this over 50 years ago and I've forgotten how beautiful these look! Thank you for showing an old technique to look so new and interesting!

So happy to have found you!
Blessings, Donna
grandma4five

grammycarolynn (flickr) said...

Thank you for sharing this darling idea! I have so many pretty doilies and this is a perfect way to display and enjoy them!
Lovely!
grammycarolynn...flickr

Jill and Paul's Wedding said...

These are so beautiful. I'd love to share your tutorial image and link on my blog, www.fiberluscious.blogspot.com. I just love how these glow! Thanks for sharing a great idea!

Heaven's Walk said...

This project is soooo sweet! And easy! Thanks for sharing a tutorial on it!!!!! :)

xoxo laurie

Theresa @junk2jewels-diy.blogspot.com said...

These are gorgeous and what a great idea! Thank you for sharing!!

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