It’s rare to find a household without a single doily in it, most of us have inherited these gorgeous items from our mothers or grandmothers, some of us have even made them ourselves!
But, after covering every surface in your home with the delicate pieces, you can fast run out of ideas for how to display them. Luckily, there are some ways to re-use doilies in more modern ways.
Knowing plenty of others in the Starts at 60 community have an excess of doilies, we’ve put together some of the cool ways you can re-use the little pieces of handmade lace to make your home even more beautiful.
You can use doilies as stencils for your craft projects – spray paint over it to make beautiful fabric prints, cards, wrapping paper or other stationery.
This doily project requires some sewing skill, but that’s not something that scares many over-60s.
This is a great project for doing with your grandkids. You’ll need a wicker ring and some threads/wool, feathers and beads to make this.