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doily and watercolor garland {a tutorial}

watercolor garland

watercolor garland

This watercolor doily garland was one of those easy (30 minutes!) craft projects where I was able to create something fun using items I already had on hand (YAY!) This watercolor garland consists of painted doilies strung together on bakers twine. Keep reading to see how to make it!


  • Watercolors
  • White Doilies
  • Bakers Twine (mine is from The Twinery)

doily garland

Step 1: Using your watercolors, paint your doilies. I concentrated the color on one half of each doily, and then just used water to fade the color over the rest of the doily, giving them a suble ombre effect.

watercolor garland

When you’re done, let them dry…

ombre garland

I kind of even love the effect on the posterboard once I lift up all the doilies 🙂

garland doily

Take your dried doilies, and string onto your twine…

watercolor crafts

Such an easy and inexpensive garland that you can customize to any color scheme!

watercolor garland

doily bunting

Thanks for reading! Have a lovely day!



Friday 5th of February 2016

Love this! Doilies are such classic Valentine decor, but never thought to paint them:) So easy to customize for any holiday!