Happy Thursday, friends! Does it not seem like this week has been a long one? It sure has for me! I have a special treat in store for you though to get you through to the weekend. I have teamed up with Lauren from 34 Magnolia Street to bring you two fabulous lace crafts! We decided we wanted to show off some Christmas crafts that involved lace, because who doesn’t love a little lace!
When I got my wedding dress altered, the seamster gave me back some of the lace that was cut off my dress to make it shorter (I say some because I know there must have been much more than what he gave me, I mean I’m real short y’all). I kept it at the bottom of my wedding dress bag, not knowing how I’d ever use it. When I started this craft, I had planned to just use regular ole lace, until I remembered my dress!
This ornament doesn’t have to use actual lace from your wedding dress, but if you want to create the ambiance of a wedding you can use a little lace on the ornament to remind you of that intimate and exciting moment of a wedding. This project is so simple that it doesn’t really even have a tutorial to it. Basically you take a round ornament (just a plain one you don’t mind covering up), remove the top where it’s hung from and begin wrapping twine around it. I used glue two or three times each time I circled around. If you wrap quickly you can do a small line and wrap around twice or so before the glue dries. I started at the top of the ornament, but there was some debate that starting at the bottom may have been easier, so you might try that! Continue wrapping twine all the way around the ornament.
Once you reach the bottom, take about a 1.5-2″ wide piece of lace. Lay the lace down and place the ornament in the center of it. Then tie a knot with the loose ends of the lace around the front. I did two or three knots on top of each other so it would stick out. then wrap the ends to the back of the ornament and either secure with hot glue or with sewing pins (cutting off excess if necessary). If you use pins, use white so they blend in!
This project is so easy, just happens to be a bit time consuming. The hardest part was wrapping the twine around the ornament. I used an old ornament I knew I wouldn’t use and started wrapping from the top. Then once the twine was all complete, I added a little knot of my lace fabric form my dress. It’s a super simple ornament but it’s so awesome knowing I have a literal part of my wedding dress hung on my tree to remember for years to come!
Be sure to head over to Lauren’s blog for her Natural Lace Berry Wreath project!