Monday, October 17, 2011

DIY Burlap + Lace Hair Applique

So after making those darling burlap boutonnieres for all the groomsmen, I decided it was only fair to make something equally super duper cute for all the bridesmaids! So without further adieu, I present to you…burlap and lace hair appliqués!  

  
So cute, right?! I am going to give these to all the girls to add to their up-dos!


You Will Need: 
Burlap
Cereal box-weight cardboard
2” lace trim
1” lace trim
Extra long bobby pins
Elmer’s Glue
Hot glue gun
Embroidery floss and needle 
Scissors
Buttons
Stiffen Stuff

Step 1: Trace and cut circles out of the cardboard, one per each applique. {I used a ½ measuring cup as a stencil}


  
Step 2: Trace and cut circles out of the burlap, one per each applique. {I used a ½ measuring cup as a stencil


Step 3: Glue burlap circles on top of cardboard circles and trim.


Step 4: Cut the 2" lace into 12" pieces.


Step 5: Thread the needle through the bottom of the lace.


Step 6: Starting from one end, gather the lace by gently pulling the thread



Step 7: Once you've pulled the thread tight, join the ends of the lace together and tie your knot in the thread. Cut excess thread. 



Step 8: Place a large drop of hot glue in the middle of the burlap circle.


Step 9: Press and hold flower on top of glue for a few seconds


 Now for the top layer..!

Step10:  Cut the 1" lace into 6" pieces. 


Step11: Repeat steps 5 - 7. Place a large drop of hot glue in the middle of the flower, and press and hold the second layer on top.


Step12: Add a drop of glue to the middle and place your button on top.


Step13: Once dry, flip your flower over and carefully glue your bobby pin to the cardboard. {Be careful not to use too much glue so you don't glue your pin together!} 


17 comments:

  1. Adorable! So excited to wear it in a few weeks!

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  2. I LOVE them! They turned out so adorable. The girls are going to go crazy over them!

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  3. So glad I found your blog! These are so adorable! Great job!

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  4. Ditto what Lindsey said! I cannot wait to wear them :) Thank you Christina!

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  5. I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for all the good recipes and crafts!

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  6. OMG I die! So cute!!!!!! My neighbor loves it!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. I love these! Where did you find your lace at? Having trouble finding something similar

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  8. Piękne, proste i ładne naprawdę piękne !!!

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  9. Can you tell me the diameter of your 1/2 cup, I'm trying to make this for my friend's wedding and I don't want to screw these up lol

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