I’ve paired up with a group of talented ladies to bring you a monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge. Each month we will create a new home decor piece from an item(s) we’ve found at a thrift store or yard sale. There is no budget or specific theme so we are free to let our creativity run wild!
I really love the vintage doilies that I see at almost every thrift store in town and wanted to figure out a way that my readers can use them in their homes.
With shabby chic and vintage decor being so popular now, I decided that I could make roses out of the doilies. Being a cake decorator, I make roses out of fondant all the time. I knew that I could make roses out of the doilies using the same technique I use with fondant. When I went to the thrift store looking for vases, I found three milk glass vases. Milk glass will be perfect for my vintage doily roses, and these vases are really inexpensive!
You need wire, floral tape, and a glue gun. I had some pieces of wire used for cake decorating leftover from a cake so I used it.
Wrap the wire with floral tape.
Fold your doily over several times. Then start rolling the from one end to the other.
When you have it rolled up, it should resemble a rose. Put a dab of hot glue on the doily to hold the rose together.
The same technique works with every type of round doily that I tried.
I have even cut large doilies in half and the doily did not unravel like I thought it might.
I pulled the edge of the doily away from the center to look more like a rose that is opening.
I hope that you find this doily rose tutorial helpful where you can create these roses yourself.
Be sure to check out all of the other creative upcycle projects my fellow bloggers have come up with!