MAKE YOUR OWN DOILIES
WHY would you want to make your own doilies? You are probably thinking I will just buy some paper ones, they are good enough.
I always want some to match my theme. So, when my friend Nancy came to visit last summer, she got me hooked on hole punches for craft projects. I took the idea one step further and bought the following:
|It is a FISKARS 4X-Large Lever Punch, Pretty Scallop that cuts a 3.5 inch circle.|
blue and white stripes to cut the cardstock doilies onto.
So I made the above sheet in 8.5" x 11." I printed it. I folded it in half length-wise and
cut it. I put each side through the slot with THE ORANGE CLEAR DOOR OPEN. It still punches with the door open. This way I could see where the paper was, and I could press the lever from the back (instead of pressing the lever on the top). I got three circles from each side-or six in total.
|photo of doily on white background|
Because the office parties are quite large (200-400 clients/staff), I serve bite-sized desserts. These small doilies are the perfect size. I could even laminate them, as they are cardstock, and use them to match my parties at home for coasters. Even though this is a short post, I will link it to the actually party post in September so that you can see the results.