Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Creatives Tuesdays - DIY Hanging String Doilies

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Today's creative we simply want to feature these beautiful Hanging Fabric/String Doilies article from Tatertots And Jello. These lovelies are among the newest sweetest trends decor; perfect for any type party & also perfect for wedding theme events. Aren't they so sweet?!

Read on To know How to DIY em'.. 

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1. Let's get started with 6 inch and 4 inch paper doilies. First, cut off the lace edges and used the center circles as templates to cut out the fabric circles.
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2. Mixed equal parts of fabric stiffener and water, brushed it onto the circles and let them air dry.
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3. When they dry a bit wrinkly, ironed them flat on a low heat setting, then folded them in half and ironed down the crease.
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4. Using 2 doilies, folded those in half as well, and paper clipped them together so that they wouldn't shift while sewing them.
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5. Next, slipped one of the creased and stiffened fabric circles under the paperclips on each side of the doilies.
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6. Begin sewing a straight stitch down the center of the doilies and fabric circles, using the creases as a guide, and left a 3 foot long string at one end.
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7. To make these fabric circles to lay flat against the doilies, so use a thin squiggle of hot glue to secure them in place.
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8. Open up the folded sides of the doilies and glued 2 coordinating fabric circles onto those as well.
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9. You could leave the alternating sides blank. You can also have alternate colors as part of decor.
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10. Do make several fabric doilies in different sizes and pattern combinations, and hung them from the ceiling or any potential decor area.
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11. To spread the fabric around the room, add some pops of color, and still leave a light touch.
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Arent the details on the these doilies so sweet....and the bursts of color are just too fun!
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Courtesy article & photos tatertotsandjello
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1 comment:

  1. nice blog! a lot of good tips too.
    keep up!


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