A while ago a lot of stores suddenly started selling crochet doily plates, baskets and trays. They were out of regular yarn but treated with glue to make them stiff enough to be functional. Very out of my budget though so I decided to give making my own a try!
All you need is a cotton doily and some PVA glue. I decided to just crochet my own out of some stash cotton to use it up.
Once it’s finished, wet block it out into the shape you want.
And if required iron it.
Next take some PVA glue and water it down so it has the consistency of milk.
Dump the doily into it and make sure it soaks up the liquid evenly and completely. If you want something very stiff, you will need a higher ratio of glue.
Squeeze out extra liquid.
Lay out to dry on a plate or something else the shape you want to the finished item to take.
Leave it overnight to dry completely and then peel it off.
Depending on the glue you use the stiffness will vary so if you want something like a bowl then use extra glue so it holds shape well. Enjoy! 😀
Another mini craft tutorial that I found in the depths of my harddrive 😀
Here is a mini pompom mad that I made quite some time ago to serve as a backdrop for photos. It’s only about 30cm across because I didn’t have much green yarn in my stash but it’s perfect for little macro photos.
It’s a pretty easy one, just make a bunch of pompoms…
Then sew them down to some felt. Gluing would probably be a lot quicker and less fiddly.
I crocheted a few little daisies to brighten it up a bit too.
One day I really want to make a HEAP of these daisies and make a gigantic blanket of them!
A quick mini DIY this morning with photos I found on the depths of my harddrive. But no I will most likely not be starting to do regular tutorials again, I just don’t have the energy for them right now.
This one isn’t so hard… just use the nail file to scratch up the surface of the frames so the paint sticks and pain them one section at a time using thin coats.
If you don’t like the finish you can topcoat with clear nail polish or PVA glue.
It’s been a very long time since I uploaded anything on my main Youtube channel but I am finally back in frame of mind for videos! I’ve got a lot of ideas but I’m beginning with a needle felted penguin kit from Daiso. Enjoy!
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