Make a Vintage-Inspired Lace Doily Table Runner

Give your holiday tablescape an elegant, vintage vibe with this DIY doily table runner with metallic accents.

Doily Table Runner 02:01

Brian and Marianne stitch doilies together, making a modern table runner.

Materials Needed

  • cloth doilies in varying shapes and sizes
  • gold lace trim in varying designs and widths
  • hot glue gun
  • hot glue sticks
  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • ivory thread
  • stick pins

Cut Gold Trim

To start, roll out the gold trim into various lengths. Keep some long and cut others into smaller pieces that work well with your doily's shapes and sizes.

Step 1, Cut Gold Trim

Step 1, Cut Gold Trim

To start, roll out the gold trim into various lengths, keep some long and cut others into smaller pieces that work well with your doilies’ shapes and sizes.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Attach Trim

For some doilies, simply hot-glue gold trim in a circular pattern or along the edges (Image 1). For others, use a glue gun to attach trim in interesting patterns (Image 2). Get creative, and play up the intricate design of each doily.

Choose Layout

Once you have completed several doilies, group them together into an eye-pleasing "run." Start by placing the larger doilies in the center, then fan out to include the smaller ones (Image 1). Once you have the layout you like, pin them together to hold them in position (Image 2).

Sew Into Place

Once your layout is finalized, attach the doilies to one another by using a simple sewing stitch. You can use hot glue to fuse them together, but we recommend sewing for better durability. Just a few strong stitches between each doily should be sufficient to hold your runner’s design in place for years to come.

Step 4 Sew into Place

Step 4 Sew into Place

Once your layout is finalized, attach the doilies to one another by using a simple sewing stitch. You Can use hot glue to fuse them together but we recommend sewing for better durability. Just a few strong stitches between each doily should be sufficient to hold your runner’s design in place for years to come.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

Finish

Lay your new runner on your dining table, and dress with chic, vintage-style decor.

Gold Accented Doily Table Runner

Gold Accented Doily Table Runner

This unique DIY doily table runner will give your holiday tablescape an elegant vintage vibe and work well with any virtually any place-setting.

Photo by: Flynnside Out Productions

Flynnside Out Productions

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