Scalloped Paper Doily Wall Treatment

Scalloped Paper Doily  Molding

Paper Doilies make me happy! I LOVE working with them! In the past I have created buntings, Valentines gifts, and other fun projects so I am always looking for ways to get creative with paper doilies again!

This project is by far my new favorite paper doily project yet! I mean…how else can you make such a charming statement so simply and affordably!

1. I purchases a pack of 6″ doilies. 100 pack for $3.99 from Orson Gygi. For an averaged size room you will need two packs.

2. Carefully separate the doilies. Paper doilies are fragile and someitmes the punched out detail makes them fragile around the edges so be careful seperating them.

3.  Fold each doily in half lining up the details perfectly.

4. Use hot glue to secure it together. I added three small dabs of glue on the edges and that did the trick.

** This is a great project to do with your little ones! My 5 year old was a fantastic folder and she loved being apart of this project! I of course handled the hot glue!

 

1. Get your masking tape ready!

2. Use two small rolled pieces of masking tape and put them on the two top edges of the folded corners of the doilie. Prepare a lot of them at once. This will make it easy to hang a large section at once.

3. When you walk into a room the last place your eye looks is behind you so start above the door. This will be a convenient place to start and stop your placement just in case the very last doily doesn’t line up perfectly. I overlapped each doily by about an inch, basically the length of the punched out detail.

4. When it comes to corners simply fold the doily where it will hit the corner! It fits so seamlessly! Gotta love working with paper! I didn’t need any extra tape. Continue adding your doilies until you reach your start point again!

 

This project is super simple but does take some time! It took me about an hour to fold and prep and then almost an hour to hang them all…but I did have two little ones at my heels!

Total cost: $8

Long live the paper doily!

 

 

33 Comments

Comments

  1. 1

    This.is. genius. PERIOD! I love working with paper doilies too but never, ever would have thought of this!!! It is so beautiful and totally makes the room look so lovely and feminine with the soft curves. I ADORE THIS!

  2. 2

    Becca, that is bee-yoo-ti-fulll! Love doilies!!! This is something I love – traditional and modern, lovely and sophisticated, pretty and geometrical – all at the same time. Just wonderful. Thanks for sharing this great idea! Love from Laurie at Scene of Sublime Blog (formerly Scene of the Grime)

  3. 3

    I love this!! It’s so much cuter than traditional wallpaper border. I think I will do this in my sewing room, thanks for the idea!

  4. 4

    That may be the sweetest thing ever!

  5. 5

    So stinkin’ cute! I love this idea to use in rooms without molding!

  6. 6

    Thank you for this awesome tip on making my daughters bedroom so pretty without the expense of molding!

  7. 7

    The perfect touch of sweetness for such a small price and not too much time. Awesome!

  8. 8

    I love this!! So cute! What a great idea for doilies!

  9. 9

    Great, inexpensive idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

  10. 10

    That’s very cool! I love the fabric for the valance too. Where is it from?

    • 11

      Thanks Janet! The valance is actually a table runner from Pier 1 Imports. I got it two years ago and sadly haven’t seen in the store again.

  11. 12

    So cute!

  12. 13

    I love everything about this room, but that doily border is genius! Filing this away on pinterest and hoping that one day I’ll be able to use it… my 2 yr old daughter shares a room with my 1 yr old son, for some reason I don’t think my husband would appreciate doily-ing his room, lol. ;)

  13. 14

    Becca this is so fun and we must be on the same wavelength…..I hot glued (yes to the wall lol) a bunting I made for my nieces new bedroom and over the satin ribbon I put silk flowers which I also hot glued haha! This continual stream of doilies is darling. Thinking I should have used masking tape now ha! Hope all is well with you! Would love to meet up sometime soon! xo Molly

  14. 15

    I love how simple it is with such a big impact! doilies rule!

  15. 16

    LOL “long live the doily” you are too funny…and too clever! love this project. Thanks for sharing.

  16. 17

    So so cute! Such a small way to make a big difference in a room! Thanks so much for sharing this great idea!

  17. 18

    Aw, I LOVE this! It makes such an adorable statement and the price is unbelievable! I’d love it if you’d stop by this Thursday and link this up to my Thrifty Thursday Link Party. I know my readers would love it!

  18. 19

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  21. 22

    FANTASTIC! Love this idea….so creative….clever girl!

  22. 23

    I absolutely love this!!! I’ve been following you on Twitter and have been meaning to follow here!! Done!
    And I’m making this a Darling in my Darlilng Day tomorrow!!

  23. 24

    Super, SUPER cute!! I am trying to find a place in my house for this right now! :) Filed at the craftersfilebox.com.

  24. 25

    Such an adorable idea! I LOVE doilies these days. Your page is pinned and definitely is going into my “must do” crafts/tutorials

  25. 26

    You are a GENIUS! That is all. And I’m gonna do this in every room of my house! :)

  26. 27

    Oh wow! Soooooo pretty! I have a pack of paper doilies that I’ve been dying to use for something. Now I just have to figure out which room to try this out in!

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