I’ve been wanting to make doily wall art for a long time, especially after I saw this doily art by my friend Jen at Tatertots and Jello. My only problem was that I didn’t have any old doilies, and I didn’t want to use white ones. So I had to wait for the perfect situation to come along, and it did – I found colored doilies in the $1 bin at Michaels this past week. Then I found the perfect paper to match in the scrapbooking aisle. My doily art was born. Here’s how to decoupage your own.
Gather These Supplies
12″ x 12″ canvases
Mod Podge Satin and Fabric
FolkArt paint – Sky Blue, Turner’s Yellow (or coordinating colors)
Scrapbook paper – I used Making Memories Spring paper
Craft knife and mat
Here are the canvases I used. You can typically get a “two-fer” pack on these which reduces the price a little.
Here are the doilies. Look for them in these plastic bags in the $1 section. Why did I take pictures of my supplies? I don’t know.
The paper sheets were 12″ x 12″, same size as the canvases. I wanted to take off a bit so that you could see the paint around the edges of the canvases, so I trimmed down to 11.5″ square. Set aside.
Paint the edges of the canvases with your coordinating colors. Give several coats and allow to dry.
Dump Mod Podge in the middle of the canvas. No, seriously! You’re going to want a medium layer of Mod Podge and it dries quickly, so get a bunch on there on start speading.
You have to work quickly, and get the corners well. Tip: you should probably use a bigger brush. It will help you smooth faster. Lay the paper down and smooth thoroughly – wipe away any Mod Podge that comes out the edges. Canvas is flexible, so I always turn the canvas over and smooth on the backside as well. Allow to dry for 15 – 20 minutes. Repeat with your second canvas.
Decoupage over the top of your paper; coat the sides of the canvas as well. Allow to dry and then give a second coat. Allow to dry.
I used my thick Mod Podge Fabric to add dots here and there on the doily. I didn’t coat the whole thing with Mod Podge, just areas, especially around the edges since they curl.
I placed the doily onto the canvas and then rolled it out with my brayer to get it to stick. You’ll see the Mod Podge through the doily, but don’t worry – that will dry clear. Allow the canvases to dry for a few hours before hanging.
Put your doily art in a special place. I love my new wall decor, and it’s perfect for spring! The doilies came in pink or purple too, so head to Michaels and get your doily on.