Upcycled Vintage Screen with Doilies

vintage screen with doilies

If you’re following along with my 31 days of DIY holiday decor posts, you might be asking yourself, “Is this really holiday decor?”  Valid question, and the honest answer is probably not.  However, I think it could be used with holiday decor (and I just really wanted to post the tutorial on it…and it kinda, sorta fits…)

fall mantel


Now, this definitely fits – it’s my fall/Thanksgiving mantel this year.  I think the vintage yellow color of the screen makes it perfect for fall decor.

vintage screen upcycle

This was a super easy project.  I dyed a couple of the vintage doilies, and kept the rest as is.  Then, I simply used a needle and thread to attach each doily in 6-8 places around the edge, tying off knots on the back of the screen.

Seriously, that’s it.

fall mantel 2

I’ll be creating and posting my repurposed and upcycled holiday decor items for the entire month of October.  I hope you follow along and gain some inspiration to create your own DIY holiday items!

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7 thoughts on “Upcycled Vintage Screen with Doilies

  1. This would be cute with chicken coop wire netting, too, if you are starting with an empty frame. I happen to have some left-over from a project I made for my etsy shop…hmmm. Might have to hit goodwill and see if I can find some doilies.

    Thank you for inspiring!

    1. You’re right about the paint! I happened to pick it up right before fall and it was already the perfect color, but it can easily be changed. I have a feeling I’ll be using it for quite a few different decor projects down the road.

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