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The Most Amazing Paper Doily Stencils

The Five Most Amazing Ways to Use Paper Doily Stencils

Sometimes do you think that your home decor is a bit safe and boring with plain pillows, furniture, plates, clothes etc? You know a bit of paint would help but you aren’t confident of your painting abilities.

Well, I know a really simple way to jazz stuff up with paint and give it a bit of vintage charm. Using paper doily stencils is one of the quickest ways to transform the mundane and give it a bit of vintage awesomeness.

Paper doilies aren’t just for showing off appetizers and cakes. They also make great stencils as they are so cheap and come in loads of different designs, shapes, and sizes.

I have rounded up what I consider to be five of the best ways to transform and upcycle with paper doily stencils and a bit of paint.

The most amazing ways to use paper doily stencils.  To transform the most mundane into something with a bit of vintage chic.

1.Paper Doily Stencils on a Cushion/Pillow – PillarBoxBlue

How about transforming some plain boring cushions/pillows with paper doily stencils and fabric paint. You could really have some fun here with contrasting colour combinations. These pillows are blue and white, but I think that a red pink combination would look fantastic.

Amazing transformation of plain pillows by simply using  paper doily stencils.

2. Paper Doily Stencils on a Tote – Tidymom

This really is a lovely tote, I love how the monogram is surrounded by the doily stencil.

Learn how to stencil a personalized monogram canvas bag at

3. Painted Plate – Upcycling a Vintage plate with a doily- Pillarboxblue

Using ceramic paints and a paper doily is a fantastic way to upcycle some vintage crockery. It’s also a great way to match a mismatched crockery set.

How to make a painted plate by using a doily as a stencil. Great way to add new life to old crockery.

4. Doily Stenciled Bucket – The Country Chic Cottage

The doily stencil on the side of this bucket has definitely added some vintage country chic.

5. Doily Stencilled Stool – Glimmer and Grit

I love the way that this old kitchen stool has been upcycled with some paper doily stencils. The finished look is an amazing improvement.

I love all these ideas for stencilling with paper doilies, and can think of a few more that I want to try out so watch this blog!

Check out these other paper doily crafts too!


Tuesday 28th of February 2017

I never thought of using them as stencils on fabric that is such a great idea -thank you for sharing your blog and your gorgeous posts with I am Pinnable

Claire Armstrong

Tuesday 28th of February 2017

Thank you and thanks for hosting.


Saturday 25th of February 2017

Contrary to what my family believes, I think you can never have too many white dishes and this is a great way to give them an update. Thank you for sharing with us at Celebrate Your Story, and I hope you’re having a great weekend.

Claire Armstrong

Saturday 25th of February 2017

Thank you so much and I'm having a great weekend.

Sadhna Grover

Friday 24th of February 2017

This paper doily stencils wok look really nice. Looks awesome on crockeray sets and pillows. Found you on I am pinnable link party.

Claire Armstrong

Friday 24th of February 2017

Thank you and thank so much for visiting.


Thursday 23rd of February 2017

I love the idea of using doilies as a stencil Claire and these are super pretty, especially those pillow. Gorgeous

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Thank you Michelle.


Wednesday 22nd of February 2017

Lovely idea, I'm finding it hard to pick a favourite. The basket with the soft grey and white is lovely, but the blue & white cushion would look great on my sofa too! Thanks for sharing at #HandmadeMonday

Claire Armstrong

Thursday 23rd of February 2017

Thanks Julie, I like the pillows I have them on my sofa in the garden.