If you follow the wedding blogging scene, you’ve probably already been inundated with more Valentine’s Day inspiration than you can healthily handle, but we couldn’t resist adding a dash of our own sweetness into the mix. We think old Saint Valentine, who was imprisoned for performing secret weddings, would approve. This charmingly simple craft, created by the always-inspiring Polly Conway, is a cinch to make and can easily be adapted for wedding décor purposes.
How better to celebrate Valentine’s Day than with that traditional bit of lace: the paper doily! Here’s a way to add a bit of delicate color to these inexpensive treats; you’ll want to hang this banner year-round. You can also use these doilies as they were meant to be used—underneath cookies, cupcakes, or cocktails on the special day!
2. Heart or other themed stamp
3. Ink pad
6. Baker’s twine
Step 1: Stamp each doily and let dry for a minute or two.
Step 2: Begin painting a doily with a single shade, adding less water for saturated color or lots for a light wash. Just go for it! Watercolors are very forgiving. Alternate with two or three different colors. The doilies will be pretty damp at this point; let them dry for at least 20 minutes.
Step 3: Once the doilies are dry, weave a length of baker’s twine through the doilies’ top holes. Repeat until you have a banner! Hang with washi tape or pins.