Monday, June 13, 2011

Tutorial Time!!! Lace Flowers

Hi! Kline here and today I will be sharing with you a tutorial on making your own lace flowers. I love making lace flowers for 3 reasons:

  • They are so delicate and pretty.
  • I have tons of lace in my stash. LOL
  • Finally, they are soooo easy to make!

Materials:
  1. Lace. The wider your lace is, the fuller your flower will be. I usually use about 1/2" lace for my flowers so they won't be too bulky. Also, gathered ones work really well :) If you don't have them, you can gather your lace using your sewing machine or using a basic running stitch.
  2. Buttons. Vintage ones are perfect for centers. But you can use other types of buttons as well.
  3. Scrap cardstock or packaging. These will be used to back your flower.
  4. 1" circle punch (optional)
  5. Scissors
  6. Fabric glue, hot glue or glue gun

Ready? Let's begin:

Step#1:
Cut about 12" to 18" of lace.

Step#2:
Punch or cut a circle from your cardstock or packaging.

Step#3:
Glue on your lace around your circle working your way from the outside to the inside. If you're using hot glue or a glue gun, it's best to glue it as you go so you avoid getting burned {trust me on this one ;)} Be sure to leave some room for your flower center.

Step#4:
Cut up the excess lace and glue on your vintage button or any flower center. You can use cameos, pearls, beads, whatever and you're DONE! Easy right?

Here is a layout using these delicate flowers:
Walled City: Intramuros
Aside from lace, I think you can also try using ribbons or fabric. The possibilities are endless! I hope this has inspired you to create your own lace flowers. Try it! I bet you'll be amazed with what your God-given hands come up with. If you've created something with this tutorial, leave us a link via a comment so we can see what you were up to.

3 comments:

Leigh said...

I love how you paired the lace flowers with that patterned paper-- they're perfect together! Thanks for the tutorial, Kline!

Roulien said...

I love your pretty flowers, Kline!! And your layout is really stunning!! I'm off to make me some flowers!!! TFS!!!

Lisa H said...

Those are great Kline! I'm going to try making some.