DIY: How to Make Lace Rosettes

DIY: Lace Rosettes

Hello fabulous readers of Pizzazzerie!  Kristi here from Luna and Chloe Weddings.  Last week I did a post on my blog where I used black lace for a variety of projects.  One of those projects were these black lace rosettes…

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Well my lovely friend Courtney stopped by my blog and left a super sweet comment, but also asked for a tutorial on how to make them.  So I decided to put one together for her, and you!  Here is a short list of things you need to make them:
  1. Lace at least 10 inches long and 1 1/2 inches wide (if you go much wider then you have to change the way they are made)
  2. Emboidery thread in the same color as the lace (I used two small strands from one piece, as I wanted it stronger than thread)
  3. An embroidery needle
  4. Scissors
Lace Rosettes

The above lace ribbon is longer than 10 inches, but I wanted to show you that this lace has a definite curve to it.  Make sure that you use the curve to your advantage!  Here are the step-by-step how to’s:

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  1. Tie a thick knot at the end of your thread, and thread through the end of the lace ribbon.
  2. Weave the needle in and out of the lace ribbon about every 1/4 inch.
  3. Pull thread through, and continue weaving in and out.
  4. At about 5 inches, straighten out the lace ribbon to make sure all the thread is pulled through and the ribbon lays flat.
  5. Start pushing down the lace ribbon while pulling the thread tight – this will form the rosette.  This is also a good spot to gauge how much more weaving, if any, you might have to do.
  6. If it is needed, continue weaving the needle and thread in and out of the lace ribbon.
  7. Once the circle is complete, lay it down and figure out where you want the ends to meet.  Be sure to line up the ends here.
  8. Once you decide on an ending point, thread the needle through both layers of lace ribbon a couple times to join them together.
  9. Trim off the excess ribbon.
  10. Finish the rosette with a knot in back.
And here is your finished rosette…
Lace Rosettes
And while the black lace is fancier, the cream colored lace works perfectly with a vintage or rustic theme…
Lace Rosettes
There you have it my friends!  A darling little detail that you can use in a variety of ways.
~ Ciao
…concept, design, styling & photography all by luna and chloe weddings

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