Truth be told, this garland was already on my list of things to make for another project, but why not put it in a contest too? You can see all the details of the contest here. Fingers crossed!
Anyway, contest or not, I would love to share this project with you:
A variety of crocheted doilies (I found some great vintage ones for about 1.50-2.00 each)
Fabric stiffener (I used a bottle and a half for four large and two small doilies)
Nylon fishing line
Lobster clasps (found in jewelry section)
Lay down some waxed paper on a hard surface and place a doily on top. Pour some of your fabric stiffener in a small bowl. Using your sponge applicator, brush stiffener on to the doily until it is saturated (follow directions on back of bottle). It might take a lot! Lay down some more waxed paper and move wet doily on to it to dry. Repeat process with all doilies. Allow to dry until completely stiff.
Once all of your doilies are dry, lay them out to decide how you want them to hang. I chose a high, low pattern.
Cut a piece of fishing line according to how low you want your doily to hang, leaving extra on each end for tying. Tie one end to top of doily and double knot. Tie the other end to a lobster clasp and double knot as well. Continue with each doily. String some jute twine up and fasten each lobster clasp to it until the desired arrangement is achieved.
I think this would look great over a table at a party or hung outdoors at a rustic wedding.
Wish me luck!