Turning Old Books and Papers into Doilies

 

Turning Old Books and Papers into Doilies (the Circle Edge Punch) via lilblueboo.com #diy #doily #marthastewart

 

I recently had the chance to try out a new product that Martha Stewart Crafts is introducing…..the Circle Edge Punch! Martha Stewart will be on HSN on Nov. 13 to launch the Circle Edge Punch.  You can’t buy it in stores so make sure to check out the information after the tutorial on where to purchase!  I think it’s a great product if you want to make your own custom doilies and with little effort!

The Circle Edge Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts via lilblueboo.com

I knew exactly what I’d do with it the second I got it. I have so many old books, magazines and vintage papers stacking up…..calling my name for a project…..and I used them to make these little themes doily packs for a crafty hostess-type gift:

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Each packet is completely different and one of a kind.  I think I would snatch them right up if I saw them in a store:

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First, I gathered some old art books:

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I have so many “bargain” picture art books just ready to be made into something:

Recycled Book Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

Not to mention vintage maps, papers and sheet music:

Recycled MAP Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

I think I am officially a hoarder for keeping all these vintage magazine ads:

Book Pages Project Ideas via lilblueboo.com

The Circle Edge Punch is ready to go right out of the box and the best part about it is that there is no pre-cutting of paper necessary. It punches a continuous, die-cut border in 7 different sizes for paper up to 12 inches:

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The Circle Edge Punch just trims the paper as you punch:

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Here are a few examples of the doily packets I made:

Vintage magazine ads:

Vintage Magazine Doilies via lilblueboo.com

Sheet music:

Sheet music project idea via lilblueboo.com

Pages from an old Calder art book….these are definitely my favorite! Lithograph doilies!

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Pages from a Michelangelo art book:

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Art by the Japanese artist Hokusai:

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Pages from children’s books and magazines…..these would be great for a themed party….like punching out an Olivia book!

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Vintage map doilies:

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Yes I did a TON of punching. Here’s a quick tip….use aluminum foil to sharpen your scrapbook and craft punches!

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After all of my doilies were punched, I placed them in plastic sleeves:

Packaging ideas via lilblueboo.com

I used the same paper as the doilies to make little tent cards to cover the bag opening:

Unique Packaging ideas via lilblueboo.com

The folded tent cards are just stapled shut over the bag opening:

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Love how whimsical the children’s book pages turned out:

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Each pack is completely unique:

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They can be used for so many projects.  Great as a gift:

Hostess Gift Ideas via lilblueboo.com

The vintage ads are great for the nostalgic friend:

Handmade Gift Ideas via lilblueboo.com

The Calder doilies would definitely be appreciated by an art lover:

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And who doesn’t love vintage maps?!

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Don’t they all look pretty together?

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What would you do with them?

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What would you make with the Circle Edge Punch?

 

The Circle Edge Punch will be available exclusively on HSN and HSN.com while supplies last—and once they’re gone, the Circle Edge Punch won’t be available again until after the holidays! (i.e. you won’t be able to get it in stores)

You can see Martha Stewart demonstrating the Circle Edge Punch on November 13 on HSN so mark your calendar. I’m sure Martha’s ideas will be amazing as always.

Also, Lil Blue Boo readers can get 20% off* at MarthaStewartCrafts.com if you use the code BLOG20.
The Circle Edge Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts via lilblueboo.com

*Note: there is no discount on the Circle Edge Punch, which is only available at HSN.com.

 

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  1. 1

    I love what you created with the Martha Stewart punch….I believe I am smitten! Awesome!

  2. 2
    Debra says:

    This is fantastic! Love a good doily :)

  3. 3

    So clever. I would snatch these up if I saw them in a store, too!

  4. 4
    Ashley says:

    WANT.

  5. 5
    birdy boots says:

    Great ideas, I have a few children’s books I’ve been holding onto for the perfect project :)

  6. 6
    Kelley says:

    I think these would be great added to my journal!

  7. 7
    Tausha says:

    can you laminate the paper and then use the punch out?

  8. 8
    Rachel Heidenreich says:

    Super cool!

  9. 9
    Brenda says:

    I quickly went and ordered one for myself. Looking forward to the autoship of the additional cartridges, too. The card samples they have pictured on the HSN webpage look pretty cool to make, too. Thanks for the review! Love the doilies!

  10. 10
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