enchanting lace wreath

November 24, 2010 § 2 Comments

For at least two years, we’ve watched the runways and discovered lace isn’t just a phenomenon in grandmother’s closet.  It is the one trend that manages to be classic, romantic, edgy, and modern all at once.

For this enchanting wreath project, I molded an inexpensive large lace doily (those, also, are not only from grandmother’s time).  Unlike me, if you crochet, you can create your own one-of-a-kind lace design.

You will need:

A large 14″ red lace doily, a long balloon or a 10″ Styrofoam wreath (I was resourceful and used a balloon as I had plenty left over from my Halloween balloon body parts project), a small disposable bowl, white glue, and black satin ribbon.

1. Inflate balloon and tie the ends to create a wreath shape.

2. Cut the center out of the doily.

3. Mix about 1/4 c white glue and 1/4 c water in a bowl and dip the doily until it absorbs all of the glue mixture.

4. Carefully arrange the doily on the balloon.  Let dry for at least 2 hours.

5. Turn over and remove the balloon.  Either way, you can display the wreath with the concave side out (as shown in this picture) or convex side out (as shown in the main picture).  Finish with a dramatic black satin bow.

I got four doilies in a pack from Dollarama.  I think I can afford to make one for every room inside the house!

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