The next project was the doily table runner. There really isn’t any steps to show for this. I found a ton of great doilies during one of my thrift store trips and I didn’t really have a plan for them. I had seen this idea before and thought I would try myself. I laid them out first to decide placement then I took a good ol’ needle & thread and added a few stitches where the points met. It seems daunting at first but it went by pretty quickly. This large runner (this pic only show about 75% of it) took me about an hour to stitch.
1 fabric art
2 water colour gift tags
3 upcycled earrings
4 bathroom tile coasters
5 painterly iPhone case
6 double-sided mouspad
7 colour dipped photos
8 paint swatch art
9 painted silverware
10 stenciled tote
So this is actually both a Thrifting 101 and DIY post all rolled into one. It’s a fabulous (and sweet) DIY that uses items you can find at a thrift shop. See how it easy it is to make beautiful serving stands and put together a unique & impressive looking sweet table for your next event.
Let them dry for a full day or follow instructions on the glue package and then voila! You have some beautiful looking sweet stands for your table.
Here’s a simple DIY project for the weekend that makes a great personalized gift – for a great hostess, teacher, friend or make one for yourself to keep on your desk at work.
– permanent metallic marker
– sticker letter set
– white or solid colour mug
I got the letters & mug at the dollar store. I already had the Sharpies but they had metallic markers at the dollar store as well.
Stick down the letter and make sure to press down all the edges really well. I didn’t do such a great job of this of my first try and the marker bled underneath a bit.
Start making dots around the edge first to create the negative space of the letter, then slowly grow the dots outwards making them further apart as you go.
You’ll end up with something like this. You could also try doing a small word shape (a heart would be cute!). Carefully remove the sticker and you’ll have your finished mug!