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Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

Whether it’s Easter, Valentine’s, birthday parties, fall gatherings, or Christmas festivities, there is always an occasion for which to prepare. Not counting the special occasions in our lives, such as weddings, welcome home parties, retirement celebrations, and “who-needs-an-occasion parties,” there are so many times when we want to add some extra flare to our homes, providing that festive spirit. Going to big-box stores and loading up on party decor everyone else has is no fun. Thankfully, I have found a product that helps you create a one-of-a-kind look for any occasion!

Martha Stewart is a home economics maven and a true inspiration for us at The Gray Boxwood. She has created a company that is perpetually on the forefront of crafting supplies that seem too-good-to-be-true. In the past, I have shown you just a few ways we use paper doilies and now Martha has made it possible for everyone to easily and efficiently create paper doilies anytime! It’s all possible with the new Circle Edge Paper Punch.  Create fun and crafty table runners, make banners for a special occasion, craft snowflakes in the winter time, or assemble a quick Easter pedestal for your sweet treats or candle stands.

Check out more of Martha Stewart’s punches here.


With Easter right around the corner, I am simply enamored with all the pastel-colored doilies that can be created for my Easter table.  To make your own, begin by finding the center of a piece of craft paper. Make a small dot. Try using large 12″ x 12″ craft paper, available at all craft stores. It’s best to use a thick, high-quality paper so the doilies will withstand high use and look better.

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

After you have the center of your paper, lift the turning knob of your paper punch off the magnetic base and align your center with the grid provided. All that is left to do is to use the edging punch around the sides.  In between each punch, just lift the cutter, turn the knob, and punch again. Within a few seconds, you will have a perfect circle doily.

My favorite use for this paper doily is to create amazing topper for any cake stand. With a finished doily, turn over your cake stand and trace the edge of the plate.

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

Cut in between each decorative scallop and fold down over the plate.

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood


Words are great, but this video may explain it better:


Try embellishing the cake stand a bit further using a small leaf paper punch.

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

Glue the leaves around the edge of the entire plate, thereby creating a pseudo wreath.

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

Spring Crafting Find | The Gray Boxwood

It’s impossible to contain my joy for this new punch since there are so many options for its use. The versatility of this puncher makes it a very economical product. I am so excited to use these plates and doilies on my Easter table and hope you will be inspired to create something crafty with this great new product! Start punching![hr]

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I’m Kaleb! I'm not a chef, professional baker, landscaper, or designer, but I like to play each on Knollgate Farm. Come join me on my journey and let's learn together!

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