Combine a classic monogram letter with the vintage look of lace for this Shabby Chic Doily Letter.
What you will need:
- Wooden letter painted white. I’ve used a 16″ tall x 1.5″ thick painted MDF letter in the Poor Richard font.
- Paper doilies
- Spray adhesive
- Hot glue gun and glue
- Newspaper to protect your table
Start: Gather Your MaterialsYou will also need newspaper to protect your table from the spray adhesive we will be using.
Step 1: Spray AdhesivePlace a single paper doily face down on top of your newspaper. Lightly coat the backside with the spray making sure all the edges are covered.
Step 2: Apply the DoiliesCarefully pick up the doily and starting at one edge wrap the doily around the letter. Press all the edges down and smooth out any wrinkles.
Step 3: Keep WrappingContinue wrapping your letter with doilies until you have the desired amount applied. I used about 4 on this letter but some of them were cut smaller and just applied to the edges.
Step 4: Cut the Doilies for the FlowersUsing your scissors cut the center out of three of your doilies. For smaller flowers cut a larger circle closer to the lace edge and for larger flowers cut a smaller circle leaving more white in the center.
Step 5: Creating the FlowersStarting at one edge begin to roll the doily on top of itself to create a rose shape. Continue to roll until you reach the opposite edge.
Step 5: Creating the Flowers ContinuedOnce you have created your desired shape you can then twist the paper together at the base of the flower to hold it in place.
Step 6: More FlowersContinue to create three flowers in varying sizes.
Step 7: Time for the Hot GlueUsing your hot glue apply the flowers to your letter. I found it easier to apply the glue to the back of the flower and then place it on the letter.
Step 8: Finish Adding the FlowersI grouped all three flowers together towards the top of the letter.
Done!Your Shabby Chic Doily Letter is now complete, enjoy!