Decorating with Doilies

The word “doily” has always made me want to giggle. It’s such a funny word used to describe those lacey looking round pieces of white paper that were traditionally used as a resting place for yummy cakes. Where as in actual fact, you shouldn’t diss the good old doily because they actually have so many decorative uses! With it’s lacey look, they would be so perfect for any kind of girlie wedding and would fit prettily with a vintage themed wedding. Whether strung on inexpensive twine or wrapped around a mason jar, doilies are a great starting point for any wedding DIY project. I love how doilies can add a pretty and festive detail to your wedding decor in the simplest and most inexpensive of ways. Who would have thought that that the good old doily had such a range of creative uses!

Be inspired by doilies and decorate your cakes with them…

From left to right: Sweet and Saucy / Sweet and Saucy / Martha Stewart / Sparkle & Hay

or create some darling doily wedding stationary…

From left to right: Orange Girl / Avie Designs / Ruffled Blog

or beautify your reception with doily decor…

From left to right: The Sweetest Occasion via Martha Stewart / Tamryn Kirby / Tracy Turpen via Ruffled Blog / Texas Farmers Daughter

or use them for all those other little details in between…

From left to right: Bridal Musings / Closer to Love Photography via Style Me Pretty / CT Designs

  • Hi, I just stumbled upon your blog as I was blogging tonight about doilies as well! I saw you have my doily place cards on here (the ones that say “dancing shoes”) how fun! Thanks for featuring them;)

    • Simply Peachy

      Thanks Rachel! Loved those! I just love doily decorations! :)

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  • Thank for this post. It’s a whole bunch of delicious doily action. I lurve them and have been experimenting with them on pattern backdrops, and in general layering for my table styling. You have a great selection of ideas here.

    • Simply Peachy

      Thanks Cath. You’re too sweet! I’m so happy that you’ve found some great ideas here! Be sure to keep popping back for more inspiration! :)