Tuesday, February 3, 2015

A Frugal Gift Idea Made From Lace Doilies...

Living From Glory To Glory Blog, Frugal Gifts

A Pretty Frugal Gift...

Here is a very frugal craft idea;
That makes a very sweet gift for you homemaker's!
These I have made for myself to place in my home.
I like to use them because they are so small and do not interfere with
My tabletops decor, or the use of the table.
I have placed a small lamp on them;
Draped them over a basket;
Placed a vintage bottle upon it!

Firstly, check out your fabric stores such as Joannes or any other;
Purchase a few of these small doilies, they come in small, medium or large.
The small ones run about $1.99
The price goes up with the larger sizes.
You can buy them in a few different colors;
For this project, may I suggest the white or cream color!

I did iron them to make them nice and flat;
(I love to iron)
My sister asked me why I iron everything?
I told her without missing a beat
~ was this~
Well, it's because some days it's the only thing I can control!
The wrinkles in my clothes;
Of course until I sit down (smile)

You can either glue on your little flowers or bows;
Or you can tack them on with needle and thread!
Some of the little flowers have a self stick glue,
But it does not hold for very long,
 So you will need to still use one of these two methods!

Evenly space out your little Rose buds or the bows; or even buttons!
I remember years ago when making ones with little pearls on them,
I actually used material and beaded a flower pattern onto the material.
It was a lot of work;
That is why this project is easy and frugal

I gave these as gifts to my girlfriends last year for Valentines Day
I think these would also make a lovely hostess gift to give!
Also for a Bridal shower;
They are a frugal gift with just a pinch of homemade added to them...

Use your own imagination and make a few up to have a quick gift on hand!

Sometimes even the smallest little touch can make a home seem special!
It really is the little things we do in our homes, that make them comfy!
Remember, each day to do something that says
~I Love You~


Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Dearest Roxy! These are just so very beautiful! What a delightful idea! Doilies are such wonderful things to have both in the craft room and then kitchen:). Tuesday blessings! Xx

Stephanie said...

Beautiful, creative, and simple - the three things I like in a project :)

Your doilies are wonderful, my friend, and the sweet flowers are the perfect feminine touch.

Thank you, my dear, for sharing at Roses of Inspiration. Hugs!

Sylvia said...

Those are so pretty and a good idea for gifts.

Lydia said...

I adore this! And I often wondered about buying dollar store doilies in packages of two as they are sold, collecting some over a period of time, and joining them together for a tablecloth or bedspread.

Melanie said...

What a lovely idea. I especially like the rose buds. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

How very lovely and simple to make but precious to give! Thanks for sharing!
God bless

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

I really love your idea with the doilies; and I will be trying this myself. Thanks for sharing your idea. I found your site from The Enchanting Rose.

Debbie said...

What a sweet idea, and thoughtful way to bless someone, Roxy.
Have a great week!

Shirley said...

That's cute Roxy....I love doilies! I also really like your crackle glass candleholder. Crackle glass is so pretty to me.
Sweet post, as always:)

Vicky Hunt said...

These are just precious Roxy! So frilly and feminine and easy to boot! Love a quick and easy project. Have a blessed Tuesday evening!

Hugs, Vicky

Anne Payne said...

These are very sweet, Roxy! I love this idea. Thanks so much for sharing.

Scrappy quilter said...

So simple and frugal. Lovely idea.

Debby Ray said...

I love these beautiful doilies, Roxy. I use doilies anywhere I can around the house too. These are just perfect for Valentine's Day!

Dorothy Langlois said...

So simple, so feminine and pretty. I have an abundance of doilies and am thinking about putting them together for a table runner. Love your heart for giving Roxy.

SuperLux said...

I love frugal gifts because I'm a frugal chic. or so I'd like to claim. Thanks for this!

Huckleberry stitches said...

Those are so pretty!!!! I have a bunch of those from crafting!!! now I know what I will be doing with them! Great Post!

Sue said...

These are so beautiful, Roxy, I use dollies too1 thanks for the idea!.

Karen said...

I love these. What an extra special touch. Our neighbor when I was a child made many of these lovely doilies and precious baby booties.

Pam Phelps said...

I still have my lovely little doily you made and I treasure it. I feel honored to have gotten one last Valentines. These are adorable. I love your pictures, and your wonderful tutorial. I am going to miss you all very much this Valentines. I was just remembering last Valentines with Elizabeth and Winston, who have such a happy memory of it as well.
Love and blessings,

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Roxy, what a darling idea for gifts and home decor. I love doilies too and have them all over my house in different ways. Most were made by my grandmother and the details are stunning.
Yours are so pretty and perfect for a little Valentine decor way beyond the day.
Thanks for sharing and also for stopping by and your kind comment.
Blessing and Joy my friend.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I love these! I did not know that JoAnn's had these cute doilies. I have a bunch of vintage ones that may work too.

Conniecrafter said...

the little flowers are the cutest, great way to dress them up!!

Jo said...

I do love frugal gifts :)))) and this one is a great idea. Thankyou for sharing,

Kelley said...

I adore doilies, so I absolutely adore this frugal refreshment for them. Precious in every way! And your photos are magazine-worthy. In fact, wouldn't one (or more!) make fabulous notecards? Which would be lovely in a set? Making another frugal gift? Amazing, Roxy.

Hugs and happy week,

Kelly_Deal said...

Lovely Roxy! I have a slight addiction to doilies!

Vee said...

Very pretty. I love that I have so many of my mother's homemade crocheted doilies. I am trying to teach myself how to make some simple doilies. I think this idea is a great one.

JES said...

Yay, glad to see you featured at Roses of Inspiration! I love this project Roxy, so pretty and easy! :) Very Victorian and romantic...

Stephanie said...

Hi sweet friend! I just wanted to let you know this delightful post was featured at Roses of Inspiration today :) Thanks for sharing. Hugs!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Roxy, wow I love this idea to make the doilies look even prettier! What a great idea and thanks for sharing! Congrats on your feature at Stephanie's party. I made the crochet heart and attached it to a crocheted cup cozy! Take care.

Jann Olson said...

Hi Roxy, just love this idea! Will be featuring it on my fb page this week.

Susan Clayton said...

Easy.Simple. Fabulous. Featuring this post on my post Receiving Roses this week for SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

That is cute Roxy! Thanks for joining Home Sweet Home!

Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai said...

Oh my, these are so pretty... and so easy! What a lovely idea. :) Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/12/home-matters-linky-party-24/ :)

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