A traditional table runner made of doilies for Christmas

There is still time to make yourself a beautiful, traditional and romantic table runner for your Christmas table using the
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There is still time to make yourself a beautiful, traditional and romantic table runner for your Christmas table using the doilies in your back cupboard that you could never find a reason to use.  

It will be a talking point, and none of your guests will know just how easy it was to make… Just you and and simple threads you use to tack them all together.  What you need:

  • doilies of all sizes
  • string or thread and a needle

Sounds easy already doesn’t it!

What to do:

  1. Lay out your largest doilies first
  2. Fill in with smaller doilies.
  3. Overlap the edges of the big and small doilies so that the small ones aren’t always on top.
  4. Attach the doilies together using string or thread and double knotting – this will be easy to just cut off if you want to use your doilies again for something else.

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via Ashley Ann Photography

Here are some other examples… 

diy christmas doily tablerunner

doily christmas table runner
doily table runner_600

  1. Jenny Long  

    My mum just passed away last week. I brought home all her old doilies. Just finished soaking and washing them and was wondering what to do with them. Now I know. How beautiful.

  2. Jenna Rose

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  3. Wendy Matthews

    Maybe if they were all the same colour, or positioned less randomly it might look better but I’m sorry, as is , I think it looks awful….. 🙂 x

    • Patricia Lindsay

      Wendy, I agree with you. Pretty and pretty clever, but too “random” for me. Having said that, my daughters say that I am somewhat Obsessive Compulsive and show Autistic tendencies. I am OK with that. At 67, nothing is going to change. Merry Christmas 🙂

  4. Lesley Bushell

    I do like this but I don’t know if I could attempt it and not sure if I have enough pretty doilies left to use.

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