Darling Doily

Darling Doily craft

Handmade fabric doilies are splendid gifts for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, or birthdays. Children take such pride in their beautiful, useful creations!

  • 1.

    On white paper, sketch a doily design and color it with Crayola® Fabric Crayons. Your design will transfer in reverse. Choose designs such as hearts for Valentine's Day or flowers for a person who gardens. Press hard so the colors will be bright when they are transferred to fabric. Brush away any flecks of crayon.

  • 2.

    Cut white fabric that is slightly larger than your crayon design. Color transfers best on fabric that is 100% synthetic or has a high synthetic content.

  • 3.

    Have an adult choose a safe, large, flat location to iron. Make a bed of newspaper. Cover the newspaper with white paper.

  • 4.

    Place the fabric on the plain paper, face up. Lay your colored design face down on the fabric. Cover with more white paper.

  • 5.

    Ask an adult to do these steps: Set an iron on cotton, with no steam, and preheat it. Place the iron in one spot, press down, then lift and move the iron to another spot. Repeat until the entire design has been transferred. Gently lift design paper. Cool.

  • 6.

    Glue on lace with Crayola School Glue.