My five-year old grandson got a bit carried away with the dipping process and we may have to let his doilies dry for another night.
Tonight, we will be using glitter spray on the snowflake doilies and then hanging them from the sliding glass doors using suction cup holders. The kids are excited and I will post the final glittered snowflakes tomorrow.
Hobby Lobby sells doilies in 12-packs at a reasonable price, or check out Ebay. Here is what you will need for this project.
- 50:50 ration of white glue to water. Mix well in an large mixing bowl until the consistency of milk.
- Cloth doilies
- Plastic garbage bag for laying out the doilies after they are immersed in the stiffener
- Spray glitter product (or you can spray the dried doilies with adhesive glue spray and sprinkle with glitter
- Suction cup window hangers
- Invisible thread for hanging the snowflakes
Submerge each doily into the glue mixture until fully saturated. Gently squeeze away any excess liquid and lay the doily flat on the plastic garbage bag.
Allow the doilies to air dry overnight. If they still appear to be damp, let them set out until completely stiff and there is no sign of moisture.
Part 2 post for using glitter).
The stiffened doilies also look nice inside a picture frame. Remove the frame's glass and cut and cover a piece of cardboard to fit the frame opening. Burlap material works well, or use brown Kraft paper or scrapbook paper. Hot glue the doilies in place.