A few years ago, my family embarked on the mission of clearing out my grandmother’s home after she moved to a nursing home with dementia, and as the eldest daughter on this side of the family, I was fortunate to receive some lovely keepsakes, including 62 doilies.
After covering every surface in my home with delicate pieces, I was running out of ideas for how to display them. Luckily, a dear friend of mine suggested that I reuse them 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.