12 Upcycled Doily Ideas for Trendy and Modern Crafters

The doily is a bit of a controversial item among some crocheters.

For some people, it’s the most wonderful thing to crochet because of the intricate beauty of the designs, the historical significance of the item, and the joy of working in the round.

For others, the doily is tedious and boring and seen as a useless item.

I’m here today to say that the doily can be whatever you want it to be! If you love creating the traditional doily and using it as the ornamental mat that it’s intended to be, that’s great.

If you’re not a fan of the traditional doily, maybe some of these creative and unique upcycled doily ideas will appeal to you more.

12 Upcycled Doilies

Doilies aren't just for sitting under grandma's candy dish! We're here to highlight a few incredible ways to upcycle those doilies in beautiful and practical ways.

Doilies can be used to embellish everything from garments and accessories to home decor pieces. Check out these 12 examples of upcycled doilies and gather some inspiration for your own projects!

Kelsey Mlnarik

Kelsey has been a crafter since childhood and enjoys crochet, sewing, and any craft she can make with her children. She loves learning new techniques and sharing what she learns along the way. Kelsey someday hopes to be someone's crafty grandmother, crocheting afghans and drinking entire pots of coffee.

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