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Friday, January 20, 2012

Paper Lace Doilie Wreath ***TUTORIAL***

Hi Sweet Friends!!!

Have ya missed me at all?
I can tell you that I have been a HAPPY
Happy Girlie crafting away in my newly
refreshened Craft Studio.

Today I whipped up this darling wreath.
I don't do much decorating for Valentines
BUT knew I wanted a unique, sweet
wreath for my front door.

So, while PINTERESTing I saw
a similar idea using book pages and
wanted to adapt one using simple,
cheap dollar store doilies.
(do any of you Pinterest?
Oh my, Oh my...)

Here's what you will need:

1 Package 7 or 8" Round Doilies
Round Card Stock  for Base
Various Heart Shape Goodies for Center
Glue Gun
This is EASY!!!
Okay first, you take your doilie and
make it into a cone shape.
Glue on just the edges and
attach to your cardboard base.
Oh...before I your back add
a ribbon for hanging.

As you attach your *cone* shaped doilies you will
begin to shape them in a circle.  You will have to
overlap them in the center as you work around.
I always attach my ribbon with a button...
it gives it a more sturdy finish.

I placed a flat Doilie over my surface before I
started gluing the doilies...but you don't have to. now you have all your doilies glued on
it should look something like this one below.
Are'nt those edges puuuurrrty?
I just so happen to have a pink heart doilie that
I used as my base for the center decoration.
On top of that I placed a sturdy Red Heart.

I continued to layer hearts on top of each other
in varying sizes. 
The one below is actually
a fuschia color and is felt.

Then I pulled out some vintage goodies I had and
glued this to the center of my stack of hearts.
There is no right or wrong way to do the center.
I would change this out and do different colors and
even make one with a springy feel.
Let your imagination do the ruling!

Am certainly LOVING how it looks now hung
on my deep burgandy door!

Please let me know if you do this or
are gonna give it a try! I so HOPE
I have inspired you to get out and

Wanna sneak peek at some sachets I made?
These are filled with laveder and smell divine!
Can you guess what I started out with?

These are something we all have in our home...
cardboard rolls from toilet paper!

Be inspired and Blessed!
I'm linking my tutorial over here..please check these beautiful Blogs out!


sissie said...

Beautiful projects Lorena. I love the lace dolie wreaths and the pretty sachets.


Mari said...

Lorena, I'm sooooooooo loving your wreath, I will have to give this a try ;) thanks for sharing....


Larachaika said...

Beautiful,I very much liked a heart

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Hello to you my Sweet Friend!!
Very fun and pretty doily wreath! I love how easy it is to make.
Also very pretty are your sachets made with the toilet paper rolls!
Still getting the room organized. Thanks for the imput about making a list...
Happy Weekend!
deb :)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Gorgeous wreath Lorena and a great tutorial. I love lacy looking decorations and this is perfect!
Your studio is divine, so organized and lovely. I've been reorganizing my studio and am so happy to be doing the final cleaning now. I feel so inspired to start creating it it!
Hugs, Sherry

Marilyn said...

I am going to town tomorrow and get some of these doilies!! That would be so much easier than me trying to find them in my house! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Thanks for sharing.♥♫

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Lorena, I absolutely love this and I am pretty sure that I have all the supplies at home now!!
Great inspiration!! Thanks so much for sharing!!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

Looks like toilet paper rolls to me LOL! Your wreath is fabulous, I, like you only do a front door wreath for valentines day. Pinteresting, I think you have created a new word! I love it for inspiration!


Shelia said...

Hi Lorena! Oh, this is so pretty and frilly! Thanks for the tutorial and I just may hav to do this.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

You are so generous to share with us this idea my friend! You are amazing!!!!!!

Hope this finds you well! Thinking of you...hope to 'chat' soon!


Ivy and Elephants said...

These are just too darned cute! You are so creative! Thanks so much for sharing, please link them to WIW, we'd love to have you!

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Celestina Marie said...

Hi Dear Lorena,
Thank you for the birthday wishes to Lar. He really thought it special.

Love your gorgeous doily and heart wreath. So pretty and your tutorial is great. It looks wonderful with your burgundy door.
Love your sachets too with tissue rolls. So clever. I have been saving my dollar store tulle rolls to create snappers or gift rolls.

I know you have been enjoying your creating time and it surely shows.
Thank you for sharing this darling project.
Thank you also for stopping by and your kind comments on my new dining room design. It was a lot of work, but the finish worth it.

So great to see you and I hope you and your beloved are doing well and your daughter enjoying school.
Love and friendship always.
XO Celestina Marie

Loretta said...

What a lovely idea. I'm going to try it to find those doilies! Thanks for the wonderful tutorial. I enjoyed your blog so much I became a follower.

Maria Matter said...

Beautiful creations!
your toilet paper rolls are stunning!!

belfast fashion week said...

Wow what beautiful craft. I like this post so much. Its very easy to make as well as look lovely and pretty.