I have been obsessed with making lace and ribbon flowers for about a month now. I found a post on making ribbon flowers and applied the same principals to making lace ones, and they turned out great–so great that we used them in our Inspired Creations Contest entry. I think these are a great addition to a bouquet or as the focal point of a fascinator or headpiece. They can even be sewn onto a ring bearer pillow or flower girl basket. They could also be attached to a pin-back and pinned to a purse or dress as an added embellishment!
Here are the DIY instructions on how to make them. And be warned, once you’ve made one, you’ll want to make a million of them! Its so fun and easy!
TUTORIAL: Lace & Ribbon Flowers
Supplies & Materials:
- Assorted Lace or Ribbon at least 0.5″ thick (0.75-1″ thick is ideal)
- Fabric Scissors
- Hot glue gun
- Sewing Machine
- Pearls or Decorative Buttons
- Cut Felt into circle shapes at least 2″ thick
- Cut lace to at least a 12″ piece (we used 18″)
- Use sewing machine BASTING STITCH along gathered edge of lace; securing thread only on one side
- Pull one of the loose threads to make the lace bunch up as you want it
- Add your lace in a spiral pattern to felt circle with hot glue
- Add an additional piece of gathered lace for fullness
- Embellish the middle of the “flower” with pearls, buttons, etc.
- Optional: To add them to bouquet: add wire wrapped in floral tape
- Optional: To turn it into a fascinator: add feathers, brooch & hair clip