Homemade Lace Appliqué Tank! (and more!)
I. love. lace. appliqués.
I want to use them on everything.
And I was thinking about it the other day, why not use the lace you have to make appliqués?
So I dug around in my stash, and found several options, and started snipping away, cutting out the flower shapes!
1) Cut out a square of Heat Bond, and a square of lace, large enough to cut around your flower.
2) Lay the lace face down, with the Heat Bond on top of it, paper side up. Press for 2 seconds on medium heat.
3) Cut around your flower shape, and then peel off the paper backing.
4) Lay the appliqué on your shirt, and press for 8-10 seconds.
Then you're done!
I love the possibilities of this!
I'd love to see a shirt with lots of different lace flowers appliquéd on! (Why didn't I think of that before writing this post....)
Of course, you're certainly not limited to clothing. I had lots of fun with these! :o)
I stacked some different sized flowers on top of each other, and added a pearl, then I glued it to one of Paige's hairclips.....
I glued some tiny little lace flowers to earring posts....
And used a jumpring to attatch a large flower to a chain! (my favorite!)
And don't forget-you can paint them, too! I spray painted these, but for clothing you could use fabric paint, or dye!
I just love this discovery, because a yard of lace would give you sooo many appliqués! But if you only needed a few, you could just buy a couple of inches of lace, and it would be really inexpensive.
Yay for inexpensive! :o)