Monthly Archives: January 2012

Teapot Finds

Found these beautiful white teapots at Bed, Bath, and Beyond in their As Is Clearance section. (no lids) $3.98 each with a $5 off coupon. Oh how we LOVE a good bargain!!! Anyway, we can’t decide how to decorate these yet, but they will be used as flower pots for our centerpieces.

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Doily Runner

We’re thinking of creating a table runner out of these cute doilies we found at Michael’s.

Doily Coasters

We’re toying with this fun idea that we came across on the internet. doily mobile

We started off with these 4″ white paper doilies.

We then painted them using Glimmer Glaze (Sea Kelp) and Glimmer Mist (Icicle Blue). Afterwards, we cut some circles out of paper and decided to glue them in the center of the painted doilies.

As you can see, we added our own touch to some of the doilies. The one with the solid paper actually has a mini stamp detail in the center.

Anyway, once we completed this process, we became stumped. They just look so pretty as is, so it’s hard to turn them into those mobiles. We’re thinking of making them into coasters instead. What do you think?

Craft Box

Made a box out of a sheet of chipboard and kraft wrapping paper. Working on the next step for this project. Will update later.

Teacup Doilies

If you’ve been following our Pinterest lately, you’ve probably noticed our mini new obsession with doilies. There’s such a vintage feel to them that we just adore. Of course the most recent obsession is mostly for an upcoming tea party that we are currently planning.

So, when planning a tea party and becoming inspired by doilies, one can’t help but develop the desire to create some fun craft projects using some amazing bargain finds.

In our travels to become inspired, we came across a ton of plain white teacups at Bed, Bath, and Beyond in their As Is Clearance section. The reason for their extreme mark down was due to missing pieces. Well, that works for our purposes. These cups were about $2 each and let’s not forget about those 20% coupons they offer. What a bargain!

So, of course we mentioned doing a craft project using doilies and how much we can’t get enough of them, but for the purpose of this project, we decided to use lace trim instead. This is mostly because this is our first attempt and the lace works well with the doily theme as well.

This lovely project took a few minutes each to complete and was very simple and relaxing.

Not sure if you’re familiar with Mod Podge, but it’s a fun little find and a new product for us. It’s basically a decoupage glue/sealant. This is the only “tool” needed for this project. Well, you’ll also need a paint brush to paint it on and a nice sharp, clean scissors.

How to Steps:

Step One: Make sure the surface of the item is clean and lint free.

 

Step Two: Figure out the position of your lace and cut to size.

 

Step Three: Apply Mod Podge to surface using paint brush.

Apply a thin even coat.

 

Step Four:  Apply lace to coated surface.

 

 

Step Five: Apply Mod Podge over lace.

Step Six: Trim excess lace on top and bottom.

 

Step Seven: Apply a coat of Mod Podge over entire surface to create a uniform finish. Let dry as directed. It’s best to let it set overnight.

*Now, we plan on applying a top coat as instructed in their directions just to see if it offers a different effect. This project also includes one more step for us that we will post once completed.

It was fun using different widths and colors of lace.

 

 

 

*The wider the trim, the more positioning you need to do. Several small slits were made to prevent buckling.