Doily domes for small snacks


You can place the doily over cupcakes, sandwiches or sweets. The idea is for decoration not freshness.

Recycled items

  • Lace doilies (small ones)

Also needed

  • Glass or metal bowls (as moulds)
  • Clingfilm
  • Bottles (as a prop)
  • Powertex
  • Blunt knife


  1. Prepare the moulds by covering them with clingfilm and resting them, upside-down, over bottles to raise them above your work surface.
  2. Working with one doily at a time, place the doily in the bowl and cover it with Powertex. Make sure the whole doily is saturated, using your fingers to submerge it if necessary.
  3. Drape the doily evenly over the mould surface, gently stretching, smoothing and removing air bubbles and excess glue from it with your fingers.
  4. Leave to dry for 8 – 10 hours.
  5. The doily must be completely dry before removing it from the mould, otherwise it will reshape. Gently prise it from the mould with a blunt knife.
  6. Place the doily on a small saucer and decorate with paper, fabric or fresh flowers.

Caution: When you work with Powertex, be sure to have running water close to hand, and protect your work surface. Wear an apron to protect your clothes.

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