If you didn't already know, I love lace, but this wasn't always the case.
I remember as a little girl I hated the stuff because my mom (bless her heart)
would put me in frilly, lacy dresses.
Yes, they were pretty, but oh my, they were wretchedly uncomfortable to sit in!
I remember squirming on the church pew just waiting for the service to end
so that I could get up and run.
You're probably wondering what this has to do with the lace ornaments
that I'm about to show you
and to be honest, it has absolutely nothing to do with them :)
I just got sidetracked with a trip down memory lane.
How about you, did you have to wear itchy, uncomfortable dresses when you were younger?
Hey, maybe you still wear them :)
Okay, moving on to the ornaments...
Last year I made some pretty lace ornaments and you can find the tutorial here.
This year I wanted to make some more, but decided to make them easier.
They ended up turning out quite lovely with a lot less work.
Here is what you will need to make your own:
hot glue gun and glue
and....that's all :)
Oh wait, no it's not!
You will also need some beads, buttons, or any kind of embellishment.
To get started you will need to cut two strips of lace.
One strip will be 13.5 inches long and the other strip will be 9 inches long.
This will make a small lace ornament so if you want it to be bigger than cut your strips longer.
And you can add however many layers of lace you want - it doesn't have to be just two.
Thread your needle and sew a running stitch along the top edge.
Gently pull the thread to form a circle and then sew the ends together.
This is what your circles of lace should look like.
One is larger than the other, obviously :)
Cut out two matching circles of felt that are 2 1/4 inches in size.
Then cut a slightly smaller circle out of thin cardboard
(I used a fruit snack box.)
Apply hot glue to one side of the cardboard and place on the felt.
Cut a strip of ribbon that is about 7 inches long and hot glue into place on the cardboard.
Apply the other piece of felt with hot glue.
Now apply the larger lace circle onto the felt using hot glue.
And then comes the smaller circle.
After that you can add your embellishment to the center.
I hope everything made sense :)
These ornaments are easy to make and look pretty on the Christmas tree
or scattered around your home during the holiday season.
Tie them onto your Christmas packages for a pretty, feminine touch.
Have a delightful day, my lovely friends!