Monday, August 11, 2014

Doily Prints

Estate sale doilies. 
No one wants them. No one buys them. 
I look at them and see potential and fun ahead!
Twenty-five cents each is also a good reason to find a use for these handmade items from times gone by.

Paint them up, flip them over and press them on paper. 
Simple and so pretty!

We thought that the print would transfer easily by rolling with a brayer. We found the children were not strong enough to do that well.

We found the best way to transfer the print was to place newspaper on top and rub hard.

This would make Grandma proud!  Lovely prints bring new life to the old, unloved doily! And we do appreciate the handmade labor of love from women of the past who made these lovely doilies that once brightened their home. 


Lauren said...

What a great use! I know a 3 year old that would love this for hours.

Carolyn Hadsell said...

Thanks, Lauren! Hope your darlings will use this idea!

Carrie said...

Oh, how fun and they come out so pretty! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!