Monday, June 29, 2009

Use A Paper Doilie to Make a Ruffle for a Vase

Looking for a unique way to decorate your floral arrangements? I came across this adorable idea in Country Living Magazine. So simple, yet so elegant. You can literally turn a paper doily into a ruffle for a vase with these simple steps from David Stark.

To make an Elizabethan Collar:

To allow an inexpensive paper doily to turn a plain white vase (or other color) with flowers a beautiful display:

  1. Remove the solid center from a six- to eight-inch doily by cutting in a circle with a sharp craft knife.
  2. Fold the remaining ring in half, to form a C shape.
  3. Starting at one end, accordion-fold the paper five or six times, making firm creases.
  4. Unbend the collar. Slip it over the neck of a vase and affix with double-sided tape.

Just goes to show you don't have to spend alot of money to make a grand display. For some more of Stark's great ideas check out his book "To Have and to Hold."

Source: Country Living Magazine