By Megan Kapple
(As seen in the summer 2012 vintage events article)
Doilies are one of those things that remind me of Grandma’s house…and the early Nineties. I think they are making a comeback and I am glad. They are pretty, dainty and easy to find at garage sales and thrift stores. Here is a little project that will make good use of a pretty doily and modernize it for 2012: Doily Bowls.
In order to make your doily bowls, here’s what you will need:
Fabric Stiffener (found at most craft stores)
Spray Paint (optional)
Mix some stiffener with a few tablespoons of water. You want your mixture to be about 60 percent stiffener, but it doesn’t have to be perfectly measured.
Add your doily and swish it around until it’s soaked with the mixture.
Cover another bowl with plastic wrap.
Drape the wet doily over the bowl, and smooth out any wrinkles. Leave it like this overnight or until it’s dry.
When you take it off the bowl, just peel back the plastic wrap and you should now have a doily bowl!
The more dainty the doily, the more fragile your bowl will be.
Now, to mix things up a bit and make your doily bowl a bit more modern, you can break out the spray paint! I chose a bright yellow craft spray paint from Krylon and covered it with a few coats.
After it’s dry, you will have a new cute bowl!
Find some delicate things to fill your bowls…
Or you could even use them with candles for a party.
The possibilities are endless. Have fun!