Monday, August 13, 2012

new wall hanging

I've been collecting vintage doilies. I had plans to make a table runner, but decided they fit better in the bedroom. I needed something to fill this wall, so I soaked all of them in equal amounts of water and sugar, boiled and cooled a bit. I let them dry on wax paper for almost a week. That made them perfect for hanging on the wall with small brass nails. I think I will add one or two smaller doilies soon. I used natural sugar, so it made all of them a bit more antiqued, but I'm enjoying the effect. :)


  1. Hi,

    I don't want to sound silly, but why did you boil them in water and sugar? To make them stiff?

  2. Haha, I know! Sounds crazy, right? I boiled the water and sugar together for a few minutes, let it cool off a little and then dipped each doily in it, yes, to make them stiffen so they can hang on the wall. I guess as long as it doesn't get too hot in our house I'll be ok :) I think there are other things you can use to stiffen lace, but this seemed interesting to me...and totally worked!