DIY: Snowflake Doilies

DIY: Snowflake Doilies

Jess Watson
Dec 14, 2009

A recent guest post on one of our favorite blogs, Dos Family, had us scrambling to find all of the doilies that we could. Using just sugar and water, these lovely holiday decorations are something that even the novice DIY-er can make successfully.

Emmy of ennui contributed this lovely decorating idea to Dos Family last week. Here is a recap of her easy instructions:

First, find a variety of doilies at vintage stores, flea markets or your grandmother's house.

Next, you will need to create a mixture of sugar water in order to make them stiff. Add a few drops of water to sugar and boil for a minute or two, but watch carefully so that the sugar doesn't burn.

Let the mixture cool and then dunk the doilies in the sugar water. Remove from the mixture, squeeze out the excess and then lay the doilies flat on wax paper to dry. A few hours later, you will have some snowflakes worthy of a winter wonderland.

(Image credits: Emmy of ennui)

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