Mice Chew Up Your Crocheted Doilies? Make This!

kudzukweenFebruary 20, 2010

save those doilies and make them into an art bowl! i used liquid starch, then sprayed with clear sealer when it dried. but i'll look into this paverpol it says to use....it's what they use to make fabric sculptures for outdoor uses...like the blue jean planters. looks like fun to use stuff! use some old chewed up and torn embroidered doilies and dresser scarves to patch the crocheted doily with, even paper clippings and labels :D

here is my first one...used to hold soaps in the bath, along with bath salts i made, and an old jar, sprayed the lid red primer color, and glued on an image of vintage label i printed out. a nice gift!

kudzu

Here is a link that might be useful: kudzu's blog

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kudzukween

fini

    Bookmark   February 27, 2010 at 4:41PM
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Rusty

What a neat idea!
I'll be watching to see what other treasures you come up with for old doilies.
Also, what is the 'paverpol' you mentioned?
Could one use it to make outdoor planters, etc, from old blue jeans?

Thanks
Rusty

    Bookmark   March 2, 2010 at 11:15AM
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kudzukween

hi Rusty :D
I looked up the paverpol, and it is perfect for outdoor sculptures. But it seems a tiny bit pricey. I'll have to look up more info about it.
But I did go buy some Stiffy brand fabric stiffener, and I'm going to make a new doily bowl very soon, and maybe some Easter decor.

Here is a link that might be useful: where to buy paverpol..prices

    Bookmark   March 4, 2010 at 11:52PM
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patty_cakes

I recently saw a cowboy hat made out of a very starched doily. Oh the things you can make! ;o)

    Bookmark   March 11, 2010 at 3:30PM
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goldilocs

I used stiffy on some small doilies before but my opinion is that it did not get "hard" enough that it would keep a bowl shape. My stiffy pieces always would bend. I'd check into using the liquid starch mentioned by kudzukween as her bowl looks like it is holding up really well.

    Bookmark   April 12, 2010 at 8:25AM
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kelly_oh

marine epoxy or fiberglass resin to put outside?

    Bookmark   May 13, 2010 at 1:40PM
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chevy57red

This is the thread I was looking for.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2010 at 2:45AM
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