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Crafty Copycat: Cute Periwinkle Doily Garland Tutorial

Veronica Armstrong

Are you guys scared yet? I have successfully completed two crafts this month without injuring myself. If you follow me on Twitter then you probably saw me tweet about my awesome new bucket (Don't judge me. My thrills are cheap these days). I saw this beautiful doily garland on the Project Wedding blog (I have no idea how I encountered a wedding blog. I suspect it was during late night Craftgawker stalking. Who knows?) and thought to myself "Hey! I can do this!". After reading the supplies list and seeing that something called bias tape and sewing was involved I backed away slowly from the tutorial and regrouped. I needed to do this the Veronica (cheap, easy, and quick) copycat crafter way.


  • Bucket
  • Ruler
  • Newspaper/Paper towels (used for drying the doilies)
  • Rit Clothing Dye
  • Package of paper doilies
  • Yarn
  • Glue gun (or Fabri-Tac)


    • Mix a few cups of water with enough Rit dye powder to color the water your desired hue (keep in mind that the doilies cannot soak too long and thus won't retain much color unless your mixture is very concentrated).


    • Soak 5 doilies at a time for a minute or two. Keep an eye on them. You'll know when they're ready.


    • Carefully (I used a plastic fork. Classy.) remove the doilies from the dye and water mixture and place on several layers of paper towel covered newspaper (Make sure that the doilies are drying on a surface that they cannot stain).


    • Let the doilies dry completely. Mine took about an hour.


    • While doilies dry measure your yarn to desired length.


doily garland banner 1

doily garland banner 2

doily garland banner 3

doily garland banner 4

doily garland banner 6

I didn't measure my yarn because it would have taken me a hundred years to find a ruler. I had to stick my garland to the pipe with a Loveable Label. Don't be like me. Plan ahead : )

Thanks for reading!