DIY: How to Make Lace Rosettes

DIY 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…

Lace Rosette DIY
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
How to Make 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:

How to Make Lace Rosettes
  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 Rosette
And while the black lace is fancier, the cream colored lace works perfectly with a vintage or rustic theme…
DIY Lace Rosettes
There you have it my friends!  A darling little detail that you can use in a variety of ways.
~ Ciao
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19 Comments

  1. So cute! It would be fun to make different sizes and layer them and then bedazzle the middle! I think I will try this!

  2. Naomi/Enchanted Dream Weddings & Affairs says:

    So very cute!! I bet even my two thumbs could do this!

  3. adore!!! had i seen this a few months ago no doubt there would have been lace rosettes all over my wedding! xo

  4. Yay! I have been waiting for this tutorial! Going to the craft store tomorrow to try it out! Just so cute :)

  5. SO CUTE. love this idea! i’m DIY-tarded and I’m pretty sure even i could do these…excellent.

  6. Jenny @ Hank and Hunt says:

    Love love love this! I’ve made rosettes before but never thought of using lace… Gorgeous!!!! Brilliant idea!

  7. I am absolutely in LOVE with these! I must try them this weekend. :)

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Beautiful! Thanks for the tutorial!
    Elizabeth x

  9. Awesome tutorial….THANKS for sharing!!!

  10. I have to make 5 wristlets for mothers of the bride & groom, a step-mother, & grandmothers for my granddaughters wedding. It is vintage theme. We had planned to use a flower with cameo brooch in the center for the mothers & regular brooches for grandmothers. I am seriously considering making these in 2 different size & colored layers with the brooches in the center. I think it would be beautiful on the antigue pearl wristlets. If she approves, I’ll post pictures.

  11. Gayle van Heerden says:

    None of the images or photos are displayed except your own face photo.
    How do I open the images that are part of the tutorial?

    1. Hi Gayle, I’m so sorry, I see this and I’m looking in to why the photos aren’t showing up.

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