I find myself doing a lot of little projects around the house lately and sharing almost none of them because they are so straight forward it seems silly to post it as a DIY! So, let’s think of this more as an inspiration post than an instructional DIY.
Doilies have always had a special place in my heart, they’re feminine, delicate and sentimental. My mom kept lots from her mother and grandmothers and I have inherited some of those as well as having purchased my own. Now, I’m not 100 years old so I don’t want doilies on every single surface of my house (and neither does James) but I do think they deserve a special place! You can’t argue with their how beautiful and intricate these little guys are… Well, you can but I don’t want to hear it haha!
I have seen doily garlands hanging out on the internet for awhile and finally took the time to make my own awhile ago, actually I made a couple because when in Rome, am I right?! It was so, so simple. I made one draped over twine and one draped over a suede cord and I love them both equally! I chose not to secure mine because things are ever changing in my house and it would be a hassle to undo, BUT, you could take a needle and clear thread and loop a couple of stitches through both sides of the doily. That would loosely secure them together and keep them from slipping off the cord- I would recommend doing this if you are going to hang it from your mantle or you’ve used extra small doilies like I have pictured.
If you haven’t been blessed with doilies in your life, I found my extras on Etsy and both sets of cord at Michaels. Make sure to tag me on Instagram (@hydeandginger OR @northernwildwoodblog) if you decide to give this a try!