Large Painted Doily Wall Art

e! I’m working on several projects at the same time right now and none of them are quite ready to post yet.

I know what you’re thinking. Why not finish one project before starting the next? Well… that might work in a perfect world, but not in my world. lol.

But I had one post ready and saved for a day just like this. So here’s my painted doily wall art project that I did a little while ago.

I’m always looking for creative ways to use crocheted doilies because I find them everywhere for insanely cheap prices.


Painted Doily Wall Art

Last summer I found this large 30″ ruffled blue and white handmade doily at a garage sale for $1.  The older gentleman who was having the garage sale said his wife crocheted it years ago.

Painted Doily Wall Art

A few months later I found this large embroidery hoop at a thrift store for $1. It also measured 30″ across.


Painted Doily Wall Art

I removed the inside hoop and glued the doily to it with my glue gun. First I did a spot at the top and bottom, then each side.


Painted Doily Wall Art

Then I worked my way around, alternating sections as I glued so they would be evenly spaced.


Painted Doily Wall Art

I didn’t spray paint the hoop before I glued the doily on because I knew I was spray painting the whole thing a lovely red. The doily took the paint really well.


Painted Doily Wall Art

Tada!! My painted doily really looks great against the white background. I love red!!


Painted Doily Wall Art

It doesn’t have to be expensive to create interesting pieces to decorate a room. This was a quick, easy, and cheap project, and I think it turned a traditional ruffled doily into a modern piece of art.

Thanks so much for reading! Have a happy day!


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  1. That is fantastic! I have a bunch of my grandmother's doilies that are in colors that are not so lovely these days – this is the perfect solution! I can do that and then share with my cousins who would love to have a piece of her work but not exactly like it is today. Thanks!

  2. absolutely clever! love how it turned out. Great finds! Thanks for stopping by my blog today and for following. I am now off to check more of your blog!

  3. Wow, that looks a bit like a dream catcher now! Finally sorted out my computer problems and made it over to check out your site. Looks like I'm your newest follower!

  4. hey Tuula! Thanks for coming by my place. Tomorrow my post shall be of interest. Come on back, okay? This art hanging is pretty smart of you. I love unique ways of doing things.

  5. Stopping by to say thank you for joining in my first link up. 🙂

  6. How do you come up with these ideas?????????
    It's fabulous Tuula – absolutely fabulous!

  7. wow! What a brilliant idea!!! it looks stunning. and it is at that you are appreciating the doily, i am sure the old lady would be happy too!

  8. You are so creative!! What an awesome idea! It looks so pretty in red. Thank you so much for sharing with us at A Bouquet of Talent this week. Have a wonderful week. 🙂


  9. I love red and I love this idea too! Doilies and spray paint, two of my most favorite things!

  10. Sylvia F. Head-Gallegos says:

    I really like the hoop idea!!!
    Years ago, in the ’60s… My Mom used to crochet doilies to sell as one of her side jobs… And I think she used some type of liquid starch to make her doilies keep their shapes by making them stiff!!!
    If anyone knows about that process, maybe you can share it for the odd shaped doilies… However, I really like the hoop idea as extra support!!!
    Personally, since I was a child, I have always loved to see handmade doilies… But I never understand why they were used with the objective purpose of being covered up!!!
    I am going to use them as Wall Art also… Thanx for the inspiration!!!

    1. Thanks Sylvia! I’m so glad my project has inspired you. I have always had a love for doilies, and I think they can be used in so many modern ways.