6.30.2010

diy: framed lace

Posted by jessica
earrings: bow-pearl earrings: vintage,
pink fan earrings + gold rose earrings: vintage (gifts from sarah)


Here's a cheap do-it-yourself project that cost me less than $6 to make. I found this old wooden frame at a local thrift store for $2. My framed lace sits against my wall giving life to the otherwise bare space.

Uses:
You can use your framed lace as a jewelry holder (it works great for earrings, as pictured above) or simply display it on a table or hang it on a wall for decorative/aesthetic purposes.

Materials:
* wooden frame
* glue gun
* lace (preferably sturdy, non-stretch)
* scissors
* fabric chalk

optional:
* felt sheet (used to cover back of frame)
* hook (for hanging frame on the wall)

Instructions:
1.) Remove the glass, nails and hooks from your frame so that you have a clean wooden frame.

2.) Lay your lace flat on a table and place your frame over it to isolate the area you want to capture on your lace fabric. Then, trace an outline on the lace around your frame.

3.) Cut your lace slightly smaller than the perimeter of your outline. The reason for doing this is to ensure that you do not end up with extra fabric peeking through from behind the frame.

4.) Taking your glue gun, start gluing the lace onto one side of the frame and let dry. Next, pull your lace firmly and continue to glue your lace to the other side of the frame and repeat for all other sides.

I found that it was best to completely saturate the lace with glue so that all the ends of the lace were secure.

5.) At this point, you are pretty much done with your frame. However, if you are unsatisfied with the unsightly dried glue on the backside of the frame, then you can cover it with a layer of felt.

Simply measure the frame's border and cut the felt sheet accordingly. Glue the felt to the back of the frame and firmly press the felt down using the back of a closed pair of scissors.

Below is an image of how the back of the frame looks with and without the felt backing.


Enjoy making your framed lace and have fun with this project!

4 comments:

Beth said...

I love this. I have always wanted to do this with fabric scraps that I love but had no use for (too small) but lace is a brilliant idea. LOVE!

N2 said...

OMG I love this, I must do this one day! I like the tutorial :)

Sangita said...

Omg Jess! I love the framed lace. Very beautiful indeed.

nancy john said...

Jewelry is a very lovable thing and everyone like to wear it especially women. I also like to wear different kind of jewelry.

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