30 DIY Doily Crafts

New or old, paper or crocheted – the DOILY has endless DIY craft uses! That’s what makes these 30 DIY Doily Crafts so great! The many shapes and patterns…each one is so pretty!

Just like repurposed neckties, doilies are great to craft with.

Of course, they are perfect for anything vintage! I couldn’t help sharing a few “art” projects at the end of the post – I was blown away by the creativity!

I hope you are inspired to create with the DOILY! If you have created a doily project, please share the comments. I would love to see it!

30 DIY Doily Crafts - The DOILY has endless DIY craft uses! What makes them great is the many shapes and patterns...each one so pretty! Of course they are perfect for anything vintage! OHMY-CREATIVE.COM

Doily Paper Crafts

One of the best ways to create delicate home decor accents around your home is to make some faux lace doilies out of paper. You can achieve the same look but at a fraction of the cost.

The money that you save isn’t the only thing you’ll love about making paper doily crafts. It’s also amazing how easy it is to make thousands of different designs and patterns! It’s so much easier than making them out of lace or yarn.

What Is A Doily?

The dictionary defines a doily as, “a small ornamental mat made of lace or paper with a lace pattern, typically placed on a plate under a cake or other sweet foods.”

They are usually small – around 6-10 inches from one side to the other.

And even though the dictionary says that the ornamental lace object is usually placed under sweet foods, there are many other ways to use them.

As you can see in the following craft projects, you can use doilies to make lanterns. hold petals at a wedding. You can also make envelopes out of them!

What To Do With Old Doilies

Do you have old doilies lying around the house or in storage and you want some new craft ideas to make with them? I have the perfect ideas for you!

If they are in good enough shape, sew them together to make a Boho scarf. Or use them as a stencil to add designs to painted furniture or curtains.

You can even use oil doilies to make cupcake liners or to wrap around pumpkins for fall or rustic decor.

Scroll through these ideas and click through to your favorites!

More Upcycled Ideas

Here are some more ways to repurpose and reuse things that you might have.

30 DIY Doily Craft Projects

Here you go! These are thirty creative and innovative ways to use paper and lace doilies. You’re sure to find something new to make!

Get inspired by these unique doily crafts and let your imagination run wild.

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DIY Doily Crafts

Dive into the world of doily craft projects and discover a whole new level of creativity. Whether you're looking to upcycle old doilies or incorporate them into your DIY projects, there are endless possibilities.

From delicate lace doily mobiles for baby showers to colorful doily wreaths for home decor, these projects will add a touch of vintage elegance to any space.

By upcycling old doilies or exploring new ways to incorporate them, you can add a unique touch to your crafting endeavors.

So, gather your doilies, unleash your creativity, and embark on a journey of transforming these simple pieces of lace into stunning works of art.

Let the beauty of doily crafts inspire you to create something truly special and make your space more beautiful and enchanting.

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Susan B

Susan B

Hi, I’m Susan! Thanks for stopping by Oh My! Creative. I like to have fun, make fun things…you know, create stuff! I love DIY, decorating and design and like any girl…shopping and lunch!
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  1. What a wonderful collection! I love using doilies for crafting. Thanks so much for including my shower curtain project~

  2. Help! I have seen somewhere in a magazine , a blind made from different sized cloth doilies.
    It was obviously on a backing fabric but cant remember anything else about it. I have inherited loads of doilies and now would love to make a blind for my granddaughters bedroom. Have you any ideas? Would be so grateful if you could help. Not sure if it was a roman blind or just a ‘hanging’.
    Many thanks, Maggie Pothan.

    1. Hi Maggie,

      Have you looked for ideas on Pinterest or google images? I will take a look and see if I can find any ideas for you…it might take me a few days to get back to you!

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