This is a super easy project that would make a great Christmas gift! In this day and age you typically dont see many people with pretty little doilies laying on their coffee tables and as a mother of two little ones there is no safe place for one. Here I will show you a really simple and modern way to make some use of these beautiful works of art!
You don't have to be a crocheter to do this either! You can purchase doilies at craft shops or if you do crochet you can take your pick.
All you need:
A framed painter's canvas
Paint ( I used watercolors)
Craft glue (permanent is best that dries clear)
If you are going to crochet your own doily I recommend doing that as your first step so you know what size canvas you will need. Be Sure To Block it!
Here you can get creative with color(s) as your background. While I only used one color you can use as many as you like! As a gift you can personalize it to your recipient's favorite color.
All I did was mix up some watercolors and dipped a paper towel and wiped it across the canvas to cover the front and side edges. It DOES NOT have to be perfect. With the red one and teal doily I I didn't mix the paint perfectly so I picked up thick pieces of paint which showed up darker in some areas for a artsy look.
Let the paint dry completely.
Once the paint has dried, squirt some glue in the center of the canvas and with a foam paint brush distribute it gently across the canvas and as evenly as possible.
Take your doily and gently press it in the center of the canvas on top of the glue trying to make sure you get glue on every part of the doily and try not to get paint on the front of the doily. Even though the paint has dried the glue will most likely re-wet it and it may get on your fingers.
This was a learning process with me. The first one I did I tried painting the glue over the doily and let's just say the doily is no longer solid teal.
Let the glue dry and its ready to hang on a wall!
This isn't just for doilies either. I used a small 6x6 canvas and placed a snowflake on it for some fun holiday decor!
If you check out my Craftsy Craftlet over to the right, you will notice I have a love for crocheted lace and if you're like me you probably end up with lots of pretty little gauge swatches that you dont know what to do with. Well now you do! I haven't made use of them yet but I imagine it will make a pretty little piece of wall art so no bit of yarn gets left behind!
Happy Hooking Holidays!!