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i do doily inspirations

April 20th, 2011

Doily is kind of a silly word, but it’s frilliness can make a simple yet charming statement and adds a touch of romance to any setting. And when everything seems to be adding up and your pocketbook conscious is keeping you from getting what you want, doilies are an inexpensive way to have the fancy without looking budget. The key is to be tasteful, not tacky. Here are some DIY (and a couple b-u-y) ideas for decorating your special day with doilies.

I Do Doily Wedding Inspirations

The Doily Pom Poms are a fancy alternative (or complement) to fluffy tissue ones and paper lanterns. $40, My Haley Girl

DIY: Instructions for Paper Doily Wreath, Dujour

DIY: Dress up candlelight with Mason Jar Doily Luminaries. Spray jar with adhesive, press doily onto jar and decorate rim with ribbon or twine. (c/o: Sparkle & Hay)

DIY: To make Doily Cones, roll doily into cone shape and tape it to hold it in place. On strips of paper, write your message. Tape your message on the inside of each cone. Stuff each cone with squares of parchment paper and fill cones. (c/o: Ruffled)

Filigree Cupcake Wrappers transform the already sweet treat from ordinary to elegant. $13 for a pack of 12, available at The Knot Wedding Shop

DIY: The Doily Topped Box makes an attractive favor. All you need are plain brown kraft boxes, a paper doily and brown and white baker’s twine. (c/o: Simply Grove)

Image of clothespin placecard holder c/o: Real Simple; Images of doily charger and decorated cupcake tower c/o: Martha Stewart.

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