designer jane schouten’s lace doily bowl was a bit hit during this year’s d*s diy contest- and today jane is sharing her instructions for making your own doily bowl at home. it’s a great way to spend a steamy summer day (when staying inside with your air condition is the only option) and allows for all sorts of personal customization. click here for the full instructions or just click “read more” below. also, you can click here to view jane’s portfolio, here to visit her new online shop packed with vintage finds, and here to view her last diy project, an incredible patchwork chair.
-interesting pieces of paper
-anything else you want to sew on the bowl
-a large bowl to use as a template
-PAVERPOL (online here) or a similar fabric hardener.
1. “Mend” the doily with masking tape and paper (add tape and paper where you like)
2. Stitch the paper (machine stitching is easiest) and masking tape to the doily
3. Sew on everything else (an extra paper, fabric, etc.) making sure both sides look interesting
4. Add some embroidery and a few buttons.
5. Cover the template bowl with plastic foil to protect it, then lay the doily over it.
6. Apply a layer of Paverpol with the paint brush. Correct the bowl form and let it dry for at least a day.
7. When dry, remove the doily bowl from the template bowl and apply a layer of Paverpol on the inside. Dry again for a few days or until the bowl is hard enough.