Friday, February 4, 2011

Doily Banner (See Jane DIY)

such a manly hearth
I think this banner has a bit of a "ManRepeller for the home" way about it.  When I hung it up over our fireplace after finally taking down our Christmas decorations, Eric grimaced.  I was perplexed; what, he doesn't like paper-lace doilies? 

I made this as sort of a test run for our wedding (I was first inspired here) and much to Eric's chagrin, I displayed it in our apartment.  I think it has a Mexican picado banner feel to it and thought I would strewn a few of these about near the guest book table.

All you need is a hot glue gun, ribbon, and paper doilies, all of which can be found at your local Michaels.

please take note of the wood doily where the candle sits..

Disclaimer:  I apologize for some blurry photos...I was trying to take these without a flash and was having trouble focusing.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


  1. Oh Jane, you just got me inspired! I got some glittery ribbon at Michaels and I already have some heart dollies I can use!

  2. LOVE!!! PS - I recognize that wood one!!! ;)

    Totally mexican vibe - with a more wedding white vibe - perfect!! And guys just don't know!!!

  3. It's only right to give things a test run. As long as he's not home, I would also recommend wearing your dress around the house.


  4. This is super cute! And so easy to do. I think it totally makes sense to test-run things before the wedding.
    xo Josie

  5. How cute! Jared wouldnt like it either lol.

  6. Such a good idea for a cute, and simple little decoration. My bachelorette pad is man free - so I can get away with whatever I please :-P Love your blog!

    xoxo Courtney

  7. This is so cute! I am definitely going to do a DIY project like this for Valentine's Day at my apartment!

    Thanks for sharing.

  8. working on a valentines DIY garland this weekend! too cute! are you as obsessed with man repeller as i am lately?

    have a fun weekend! i SO wish you were going to NY. pinky swear we'll adventure through the city in september together. (hopefully in the front row of a show) :)

  9. I love the romantic simplicity of this! Perhaps if they were called something more manly than doilies guys caould get on board:)

  10. Love this! Doily banners are so lovely!

  11. Perfect! I've been itching for a DIY for the weekend. it's so simple yet lovely!! Great work.

  12. Perfection, I can see that in a baby girl's room, so delicate and pretty!

  13. this makes me wonder what mark would say :)

  14. Well I think it's purty cute! It also reminds me of these banners I've been aching for on etsy but have no idea where I'd put them or why ... the glitter. It must be the glitter!


  15. Super cute and super dangerous bc you have opened the gateway into hanging multiples of anything cute on string in my house! (I am thinking something sparkly for special occasions, photos, vintage prints, pinwheels, etc)
    Great project!

  16. @carey - whoa, i think i need that banner...much to eric's dismay! i can offset the glitter with some taxidermy. :)

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