Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Tutorial Tuesday: DIY Lace Doily Poms for a Dollar!!

Now yes, we have explored working with lace doilies before, from invitation envelopes, to garlands, and more ~ in case you missed it, you can always find it here: Juneberry Lane ~ Lace Paper Perfection

But yesterday's lovely Burlap & Lace party got me to thinking that it might be time to explore some of those dreamy decorations a bit more.  After all, lace is classic, timeless, and just never goes out of style!

First off, a simple little tutorial from Lil' Boo that melts my heart.  You could use these on hair clips (as pictured) a strand of pom garland, a pretty package (they would look so gorgeous with kraft paper wrapping!), or even strung around a mason jar as part of a wedding or shower favor . . .

LACE DOILY POMS:



Supplies You Will Need:

~ Pack of 3 Fabric Lace Doilies from the 99 cent store (you can dye these if you prefer-tea turns them perfectly vintage!)
~ Small piece of matching felt
~ Needle & thread
~ Scissors
~ Glue gun


Directions

1.) Fold each doily in half . . .


2.) Create a fan shape by scrunching up the bottom . . .


3.) Sew the bottom part of the fan shape onto a small piece of felt . . .


4.) Take the other 2 doilies and repeat the same steps but place them on the felt in the opposite direction . . .


5.) After each doily is sewn to the felt, trim the excess felt off . . .


6.) Using your scissors, cut into the doily to help it fan out more and trim any large pieces . . .


7.) Using a needle & thread, add a few stitches to any areas that need to be secured better . . .


8.) Use a glue gun to attach the doily flower to a clip. You could attach it to a head band if you prefer too!


That's it!  Isn't it beautiful?



And a little more inspiration on how to use them . . .



Aren't those just the prettiest things?  And as you saw yesterday, they pair just perfectly with burlap, twine, twigs, and other rustic woodsy details...so you can offset that delicate feminine daintiness with a bit of natural goodness and create a complimentary, one-of-a-kind wonderland! Photobucket

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