12/6/10

Home For The Holidays: Candace's Doily DIY

Holiday Feature on Smile And Wave
I've asked some lovely guest bloggers to fill in for me while I get our new home in working order and ready for the holidays and am excited to start off Week Two of Home for the Holidays with another reason to buy a can of spray starch.
************************
Hello! I'm Candace from Sparkle Power. Much Like Rachel, I am a crafty work at home mama & I am so excited to be sharing a guest post here today! I'm going to show you how to make a super cute & festive holiday doily garland.

For this project you will need some small doilies. Mine are 4 inches in diameter & I purchased them on ebay. You'll also need some yarn, starch & Rit dyes in whatever colors you'd like your doilies to be.

Following the directions on the dye package, dye your doilies whatever color you'd like & then lay them out to air dry. After dying my doilies, I decided that I'd like some in lighter colors as well, so I put half of them through a bleach & water bath for a few minutes & that did the trick!

Once your doilies have dried, spray them each with starch & then iron. Now they are ready to string together!

The photo above shows how I strung the yarn through the doilies. Add a little dab of hot glue on each side of the doily to hold them in place & prevent them from slipping around on the yarn. It's as simple as that! Your garland is finished & ready for hanging.

The garland looks beautiful on it's own, but I think it looks totally magical with some white Christmas lights added in. I can see these looking so stunning over a dining room table. Imagine eating a festive holiday meal with twinkly lights & colorful snowflake like doilies hanging overhead. Happy, happy holidays to you all!! -Candace


Candace and her husband have just reached a big sale milestone in their Etsy shop and I am proud to say we have had one of their prints hanging in our home for about two years. Candace shares my interest in (obsession with) vintage sheets and has a great eye for color. Her quilts are among my favorites! Thanks again, Candace, for an easy way to add some granny chic holiday charm!

Be sure to check in again Monday for more 'Home for the Holidays' inspiration.

Photobucket

Grab This Button


xoxo,
Rachel

16 comments:

Roo said...

Why on earth have I never thought of dyeing doilies before? A whole wealth of crafty inspiration has just opened up, thanks!. And the garland is beautiful too

My name is Renée. said...

That's a beautiful idea! Love it!

Whimsical Woodland said...

The last picture with the Christmas lights is beautiful!

Chrissy said...

That os so pretty! What a great idea!

Heather Anne said...

I absolutely adore this!

Meredith said...

another reason i need to grab a box of rit dye whenever i hit the store. if only my hubs understood. you NEVER know when you're gonna need to dye something. am i right?? so cool!
YOURS, MINE AND OURS

margot said...

i'm a sucker for doilies!!

Heather at Blessed Little Nest said...

i'm in love with this! i think it would be so lovely in all white too.
thanks for sharing!!

Karissa Jade Ferguson said...

Love this! So whimsical :)

Katie said...

CUTE! I love the look of the dyed doilies - very inspiring :)

happy owl erin said...

simple is the best for me!! so cute :)

laurie-beth said...

Wow, that looks so awesome, it could be really pretty in the spring too, they look like little flowers!

marybethb said...

oh my gosh i must try this!

Naturally Chic Mama said...

I LOVE this! I am going to start following her blog too. Thanks for having her guest post!

Chantal said...

Gorgeous. You managed to get such pretty colours with the dyes and bleach - beautiful.

brlracincwgrl said...

I adore these! I need to make these, pronto! :)