Doily Luminarias

Royal Lace® Doily Crafts

To the Bride and Groom, nothing seems ordinary on their wedding day. They find beauty in things that might otherwise appear commonplace – like a plain paper bag.
When decorated simply and then illuminated by a tiny votive candle, it casts a glow that will enchant bride, groom and guests alike.
The paper bags for these lanterns, known as luminarias, can be as basic as the familiar brown lunch sacks.
They can also be white, pastel or jewel-toned, tall and narrow or short and wide. All that before you even get started.

Materials needed:

Royal Lace doilies
-holders and candles
-construction paper
-ribbons

Directions:

  1. Fold them, string them with ribbon, monogram them.
  2. Then, open them and set votive holders and candles inside.
    Be sure the holders are mode of heavy glass to help steady the bags; for outdoor displays add about 1” of white sand to the bag first to weight them. Luminarias present myriad decorating possibilities for a wedding ceremony and reception.

Use several together to line the aisle, create a centerpiece or light a path or staircase.
You can also personalize individual bags to make place cards or table numbers.
One way you won’t want to use them, however, is as guests’ favors – after all, there are those little flames inside that make them light up the night.

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Royal Lace Garlands

Royal Lace® Doily Crafts

Materials needed:

Directions:

Doilies and silk ribbons combine to make graceful garlands to be draped over pews at the wedding ceremony or festooned along reception tables.
From top: Lacy circles are laid flat and threaded directly onto ribbon, then slid close to overlap.
Accordion folds add a cheerful cadence to paper trim. Folded pairs of heart-shaped doilies create a three-dimensional effect. Round doilies are gathered into frilly puffs, then wired to a ribbon.
A scalloped edge comes from folding circular doilies in half, then pressing them close as they’re strung together.

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Lace Doily Envelope

Royal Lace® Doily Crafts

Create a lovely lace envelope filled with cookies, money or other small gifts! Or add a colorful ribbon to make a hanging decoration!

Materials Needed:

1 Royal Lace medallion doily
• pencil
• scissors
• ruler
• cardboard
• ribbon

Directions:

  1. Place doily face down on a flat surface
  2. Cut a 4-1/2” square from cardboard and place in the center of the doily (FIG. A)
  3. One at a time, fold each side over the cardboard, crease and unfold again (FIG. B)
  4. Cut out the other corner triangles formed from folding as shown. Then round off each sided by cutting off about ½” to form a petal shape as shown. (FIG. C & D)
  5. To close the container, move the clockwise folding down one side at a time as you would to close a box (FIG. E)
  6. Fill with money or goodies, then use ribbon to seal and decorate (FIG. F)

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Fashion Jewelry and Accessories – Purple Collection

Royal Lace® Doily Crafts

Materials needed:

• Glue gun
• Tweezers
• Pin backs
• Barrette backs
• 1 Spool jewelry making wire
• 1 Jar Acrylic sealer
1 Gold Royal Lace heart doily
1 4” Royal Lace Medallion doily
• 8″x10” purple foil paper
• 6″ Gold rick rack
• 1/2 yard 1/8” satin ribbon
• Assorted pearls
• Purple foil twisted craft paper
Directions:

Barrette:

  1. Fold gold foil heart in half and fan fold (from bottom point of heart up to the lop).
  2. Gather and scrunch center of heart together and secure with a piece of floral wire.
  3. Cut a 3” length from purple twisted craft paper. Zig-zag cut the ends. Twist in center to create a bow and attach to center of foil heart with glue.
  4. Tie a 14” piece or 1/8” satin ribbon around center and make an attractive bow.
  5. String four pearls together with jewelry wire and glue to center of bow.
  6. Attach barrette to back of creation with glue gun.

Pin:

  1. Cut an interesting poster board shape and cover with purple foil. Cut a 2 ½” section. From gold foil 4″ doily and glue to foil shape.
  2. Loop and glue gold rick rack to shape. Center and glue pearl to front and pin to back center of creation.

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Fashion Jewelry & Accessories – Pink Collection

Royal Lace® Doily Crafts

Materials needed:

• Glue gun
• Tweezers
• Pin backs
• Barrette backs
• 1 Spool jewelry making wire
• 1 Jar Acrylic sealer
1 8″ x 12″ White Royal Lace placemat
1 5” White Royal Lace Medallion doily
1 sheet pink poster board
• Assorted colors and sizes pearls and glass beads
• 1 Package gemstone shapes
• 1 Assorted ribbon roses
• 1 yd. each color ¼” satin ribbon
• 1 yd. each color 1/8″ satin ribbon

Directions:

  1. Cut desired shapes from poster board for jewelry backing.
    Our oval barrette is 2 ½” x 3 1/2″. Our pins are 2” x 3 1/2″ and 2 ¼” x 3”.
  2. Adhere pieces of doily to each shape using acrylic scaler and following manufacturer’s
    directions. Trim excess doily from around edges, coat with acrylic scaler and let dry.
  3. Using tweezers, attach pearls, gemstones, roses and ribbons with glue gun. String groups of pearls and beads together using jewelry wire. Attach these groupings with glue.
  4. Center and glue pin backs and barrettes to jewelry backs.

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