Crafting with Doilies and Other Things

I was a busy little crafter this weekend. My roomie left me some paper doilies when he moved out, and of course, I had to find a good use for them as soon as possible. So, I did a quick search for doily crafts and came across this tutorial on how to make a simple painted bag with just a doily and some fabric paint. Here are the results:

I actually also experimented a bit with freezer paper stencils for the second bag. I’m definitely planning to use those more often: it was super easy to just sketch out a big letter J, cut it out, iron the freezer paper onto the bag, and paint inside the stencil.

Any time I try out a new craft, I have to make something involving a TARDIS, so I decided to make a freezer paper stencil for a TARDIS bag as well. At first, the plan was to do something simple like a plain blue silhouette, but it came out a little more elaborate than that.

While I had the blue paint out, I figured I’d play around with doilies some more. I had a few pieces of canvas lying around, so I coated one in blue paint and glitter paint as a background for a doily print. After everything dried, I took the canvas outside, laid out some doilies on it, and covered them with black spray paint.

At one point this weekend, I decided to take a break from crafting to clean my room up a bit. I came a cross some random picture frames I had in my closet, and I decided I needed a couple of whiteboards. So I took some cloth scraps I had lying around and made some colorful new places to jot down notes to myself. I think I need something other than neon markers for them, though.

Now my room is cleaner and more decorative, plus I have some new bags to take to the grocery store. Have you done any nifty crafts lately? Link to them in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Crafting with Doilies and Other Things”

  1. Very pretty! :) I have wanted to do a painted canvas bag for some time. Can you purchase the bags in craft stores? I had a look not too long ago in a store near me and couldn’t find them.

    1. You should be able to find them in craft stores. I usually buy mine at Michaels or even at WalMart. They might be with tie dye materials, iron on patches, or bedazzling supplies. You could also try Amazon or Oriental Trading, though I prefer to be able to touch the bags before I buy them.

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