Unless you can read German, you will need to do a quick Google translating. Once in your own language, the process appears surprisingly simple, and the materials are available for pretty cheap on Amazon; however, I haven’t spotted the plaster in any of my local craft stores.
No instructions for this one either but from other DIY doily rug tutorials I have read , you just need to find a doily pattern you like and follow it with heavy cotton cording and either a giant crochet hook or your fingers. I’m hoping to finally tackle this type of a project soon and do a step-by-step tutorial for the blog.
I’m on the hunt for a cute little Easter treat for my niece and nephew (since sending a full on basket via USPS to Colorado isn’t exactly a viable option) and thought I would share some of my favorite findings:
Perfect for creating their own fairy tales are
these cool blank-slate books:
Whether its cute little containers you have saved from a destiny of rotting away in the landfill, or odds and ends vessels accumulated from garage sales, thrift stores, and flee markets, this is the perfect way to make sense of random containers and turn them into a “collection” that seems purposeful and worthy of being displayed in your home.
There are so many objects that we acquire that we grow tired of in their first stage of use…but that leaves the door open to fun uses for the second time around. A old doily collection could be sewn together to make a cool tablecloth, lab beakers from 4 years in college as a biology major could become vases, mix matched tea saucers that no longer belong to a set could become a cute 3-tier serving tray, and an old mason jar can become a cute soap dispenser.
Availiable Here OR… if you would like to DIY, find a vintage doily pattern that you love and buy oodles and oodles of cotton rope and get to work! I plan to DIY this and will offer up my pattern and detailed instructions if I can get it to work out.
I love myself a cute wreath, but fresh wreaths don’t last forever & faux (aka silk) flower wreaths are generally yucky. However, there are endless options for fun wreath alternatives that are unconventional but also adorable. And unless you live on a street of super chic crafy etsy-aholics, you are probably bound to be the only one with a wreath like these: