Photos by:

Studio Finch

If you loved the backdrop from today’s shoot as much as I did, you will love this project made by Studio Finch. These doily domes can be simply added on a wall using double sided tape, perfect for any wall in need of a backdrop. Super easy to whip up for a bridal shower or dessert table.

DIY Doily Backdrop

DIY Doily Backdrop
DIY Doily Backdrop
DIY Doily Backdrop
DIY Doily Backdrop
DIY Doily Backdrop

DIY Doily Backdrop

– Flour
– Water
– Balloons
– Vintage Doilies
– Cups (to place balloon doily molds upright while drying)

Blow balloons up to match the size of the doilies (smaller doilies require smaller balloons)
Mix 1 part flour to 1 part water for paste
Dip the doily fully into the Mixture
Wipe excess mixture off of doily
Place the doily on top of the balloon
Place the doily balloon form on top of the cup
Let sit for 3 days until the dome doily structure has hardened.

Let the air out of the balloon and the dry doily will hold the dome shape on its own for decorating.

Photographer: Studio Finch / Floral Design: Ipomea Floral / Decor: Revelry Creative / Dresses: BHLDN / Shoes: Nina / Engagement Ring: Janish Jewels / Doilies and Brooch for Bouquet: Thrift Store / Jewelry: Les Néréides / Perfume: Happ & Stahns / Wedding Cake: Lovely: A Bake Shop / Champagne Flutes: Crate & Barrel / Place Card Holders and Bird Salt and Pepper Shakers: Jonathan Adler / Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Cristine / Wedding Invitations: Twigs and Lace / Model: Jolene Grace

  • This is so cute! thanks for sharing! I wonder if it will look as cool with burlap or twine…

  • Jodie @jbmaryn

    This is such a lovely idea for decorating. Thanks for sharing the DIY details

  • This is so gorgeous and dainty!

  • Love the idea, love the blog and love the doilies – great for adding a unique touch to dinner parties and forthcoming Christmas parties too. Keep up the good work

  • Love the result, they seem sea urchin skeletons! :) Soooo cute!

  • Brandy

    How did you get them to adhere to the wall?

    • Double sided tape, mentioned in the second sentence. Anyway, thanks for the great sharing. It seems so simple to do. =)

  • Kathy

    Love the doilies! But I am terrified/scared of balloons. Do you have any ideas how to make these without balloons?

    Good work! (^.^)

  • Grace

    This is a great idea! Do you think it will still work if you use paper doilies?

  • Ally@

    Wow, you just made a 3D version of a doily. Very impressive. I never would have thought it of doing this myself.