Monday, February 12, 2018

Creative Uses For Old Lace Remnants & Crochet Doilies

A few years ago I wrote Vintage Lace & Doilies: Upcycled & Repurposed and today I'm going to share a whole new slew of ideas for what you can do with old remnants of lace and crochet doilies. 

They're easy to find, inexpensive, and fun and easy to work with. They make great crafts to do with kids, and if you love a vintage or feminine look, they've got you covered. So check out these creative ideas and maybe you'll be inspired to create your own lacy masterpiece!

Vintage crochet doily curtain from Victorias Passion
Black lace candles from Cfabbridesigns

Doily dreamcatcher from Roots and Feathers

Frame lace and doilies, and then use eye hooks to create a hanging wall divider

Sew a quick doily and lace window curtain

Lacy earrings from Stitchfromtheheart via Etsy

How to make your own stick and doily dreamcatcher DIY

Crochet lace doily in a frame as an earring holder from Sunkissedcottage via Etsy

Tree branch + doily runner + ribbon from Betterhomeliving via Etsy

Vintage doily bunting from buntingboutique via Etsy

Use a mix of different colored crocheted lace doilies

Frame individual crocheted lace doilies

Make a delicate bowl with decoupage medium

Pillar candle with lace

What do you think?
Have you done any crochet or lace crafts?

Have a great week!

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  1. Great post, Laura... I have some lovely old doilies to sell and it is nice to see how they can be repurposed!!

  2. This is a post so dear to my heart since I am enamored with lace and crochet when I am out junking. I admire the skill required and recognize that many of the pieces I have bought are one of a kind and from a by gone era. Love the curtain ideas. Have missed your compilation of different ideas, you always had a great eye for finding inspiring examples of creativity.

  3. Beautiful ideas ! Who doesn't love old lace, and crochet doilies ?

  4. Thanks for a great post. As a vintage farmhouse owner I use lace and doilies in each room Granny chic. LOL Blessigs.

  5. Thanks Laura, I have a lot of doilies that my mother in law, and my sister made. They are so beautiful but they sit in a box because I had no use for them. I am inspired by the beautiful articles you have created here. Thanks so much for this inspiration. Looking forward to opening up that box and creating something beautiful that I can see in my home that will remind me of their fantastic abilities. You are Awesome!