Making Lace Flowers
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Saturday, 16 January 2010 11:19

Flowers add a feminine touch to any project whether it is a card, layout or an ATC. You can make your own unique flowers using different materials. We show you how to make your own vintage looking lace flowers in a few easy steps.

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Lace Flowers ATC by Jowilna Nolte

These little flowers are quick and easy to make. You can also choose the exact look you want for your flowers by choosing different widths of lace and even ribbon.

What you will need
  • Cardstock
  • Lace
  • Scissors
  • Large needle
  • Embroidery thread
  • Large bead or pearl
  • Paper piercer
  • Piercing pad
  • Double sided tape

Try grouping three or five lace flowers together for impact. Remember that uneven numbers will always work better – this is a basic design principle.

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Step 1
On your chosen piece of cardstock make a small hole where you want your flower to be. Use your paper piercer to make the hole.
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Step 2
Thread the needle with a piece of embroidery thread the same colour as your lace. Start sowing from the back of your cardstock to the front.
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Step 3
Thread the lace in a zigzag motion through your needle. The longer the piece of lace the fuller and bulkier your flower will be.
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Step 4
After threading the entire piece of lace onto your needle, pull the lace tight against the base of your cardstock.
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Step 5
Insert a large bead into the needle and pull it tight against the lace. Thread the needle from the front to the back through the same hole.
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Step 6
Pull the bead tight against the lace to keep the lace flower secure. On the back of your cardstock finish off your flower by taping down the embroidery thread with a piece of double sided tape.

Step 1
On your chosen piece of cardstock make a small hole where you want your flower to be. Use your paper piercer to make the hole.

Step 2
Thread the needle with a piece of embroidery thread the same colour as your lace. Start sowing from the back of your cardstock to the front.

Step 3
Thread the lace in a zigzag motion through your needle. The longer the piece of lace the fuller and bulkier your flower will be.

Step 4
After threading the entire piece of lace onto your needle, pull the lace tight against the base of your cardstock.

Step 5
Insert a large bead into the needle and pull it tight against the lace. Thread the needle from the front to the back through the same hole.

Step 6
Pull the bead tight against the lace to keep the lace flower secure. On the back of your cardstock finish off your flower by taping down the embroidery thread with a piece of double sided tape.

Tips & Tricks
  • The longer your piece of lace or ribbon the bulkier your flowers will be.
  • As an alternative try using a wider piece of lace for bigger flowers.
  • Make a lace flower as the centre of a paper or silk flower for added dimension.
  • You can also try and layer several pieces of lace and ribbon into one flower to create a truly unique loo.