DIY: Sweetheart Doily Wreath

DIY Sweetheart Doily Wreath by Lanterns & Lace

I love this time of year…chilly air, stunning sunsets and an all-around cozy feeling that I just can’t get enough of!

To bring a little bit of texture to my home after packing all of the Christmas decorations away, I┬áturned to a stack of white paper doilies left over from our July wedding. The result was this charming, simple wreath that adds a ton of personality to any season (especially the downtime between Christmas & Valentine’s Day!).

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All you need to make your own Sweetheart Doily Wreath is:

Corrugated Cardboard

4″-6″ Paper Doilies

Screwdriver

Washi Tape

18″ Ribbon

DIY Sweetheart Doily Wreath by Lanterns & Lace

To get started, trace a heart or circle frame onto your cardboard (mine ended up being about 12″ tall and 18″ wide) and cut out with a sharp knife. After you have your cardboard frame, poke holes all over the surface about 1″-2″ apart in all directions.

DIY Sweetheart Doily Wreath by Lanterns & Lace

Using washi tape, cover the raw edges of your poked frame. This is a great way to polish up the side view of your finished wreath!

DIY Sweetheart Doily Wreath by Lanterns & Lace

Now for the fun part…grab a doily, pinch (1), twist (2), thread (3) & tape (4). Repeat this process until you have filled each hole in your wreath frame. I ended up using about 150 doilies for mine, about 2 for every square inch.

DIY Sweetheart Doily Wreath by Lanterns & Lace

To finish your wreath off, attach an 18″ piece of ribbon to the backside, fluff the front and hang! I am so pleased with the way this project turned out, it is such a fun addition to my Winter decorations!

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