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How to Make Valentine’s Greetings

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Materials needed:

Multiple 10″ Royal Lace French doily
8″x10″ piece Pink tulle
1 yard pink 1/4″ satin ribbon
1 Sheet Royal Brites red poster board
Assorted magazine cut outs of flowers or Victorian motifs

Directions:

1.  Fold the doily in half and position fold at bottom. Bring left & right ends together in center front of doily so that folds meed in center. This forms a triangle with a rounded top, point at bottom. (See illustration)

2. Taking folded points, fold them down to create flaps. (See illustration)

3. Spacing them evenly, cut three 1/4″ long slits along remaining center fold line. Repeat along other fold. (See illustration)

4. Pink edges of tulle. Gather piece of tulle at bottom and staple to inside back of doily.

5. Create “bouquet” inset. Draw a triangle about  2 1/2″x 2 1/2″ x 4″ on heavy paper, draw a roughly scalloped top, then cut out. Attach chosen flower or Victorian motif cutouts to this triangle base, placing 4″ side at top. Glue photos to paper to create a bouquet. Overlap and glue flower motifs so that some will come over the top of the triangle.

6. Place the “bouquet” inset over top of the tulle, placing point of triangle at bottom inside of doily fold. Glue or staple.

7. Thread the ribbon into 1/4″ slits like lacing a shoe. Tie remaining ends into a bow.

8. Add decorative heart on outside of flaps and make special “message card” ( trimmed with the edge of Royal Lace Placemat) to tuck into the fold of the remaining flap.

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Making Valentines can be as simple as cutting a heart out of red paper, writing your own special message on it and mounting it on a Royal Lace Medallion Doily slightly bigger than the heart.

Add bows, tiny flowers, lace or even a picture of yourself!

If you bring someone flowers, wrap them in a large Royal Lace Medallion Doily.

Let us know how your project came out. Get your Royal Lace Paper Doilies, Today!

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Use Paper Doilies as Unique and Low Budget Party Decorations

Royal Lace Paper DoiliesPaper doilies have been used for centuries to accent party decorations and culinary dishes.  You can creatively use paper and foil doilies to add a festive feeling to holiday celebrations, formal events, craft projects and much more.  Doilies are a great choice to give an old-fashioned, cozy, and welcoming ambiance to your festivities.  Nowadays, you’ll be able to find themed doilies for nearly every holiday.  Royal Lace ® has been printing doilies for over a century—check out Geographics.com for the best selection of doilies online!

Doilies have existed for centuries, but they are thought to have grown in popularity during the early Victorian era in Great Britain.  Traditional doilies were crocheted or knitting using cotton, linen, and other fabrics.  While the main purpose of doilies was decoration, it is believed that they also served a functional purpose to protect wood furniture.  Royal Lace ® has been manufacturing paper doilies since 1911.  All of the doilies are processed using handmade dies that simulate authentic French and Belgian doily patterns from the 15th century.  Geographics.com offers doilies in retail packs for French Lace, Normandy Lace, Medallion Lace, and Heart Lace designs.  You can also find Basket Lace, Christmas Lace, Floral Lace, Gothic Lace, and Rose Linen Embossed doilies in bulk cases.

Paper doilies are a great material for crafting projects because they give off a warm and traditional feeling.  You can use paper doilies whole to serve as a unique backing to photos on a scrapbook page or cut them up to create elegant borders for a poster board sign or bulletin board.  Party decorations don’t have to burst your budget.  Foil doilies make a great standalone addition as casual or formal decorations—tack them on an information board to add a nice touch to seasonal announcements.  If you’re having a dinner party, using some foil doilies with your table decorations will give your party a fancy look at low cost.  Using paper doilies at any party is beyond easy—any way you decide to use them, you’ll have a classy setup in seconds!

Explore the wide variety of paper doilies, paper placemats, baking cups and other Royal Lace products to make your next party a success.  Orders of $50 or more at Geographics.com qualify for free shipping!

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