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!} 


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19 Comments

  1. LindseyS
    October 17, 2011 / 3:51 pm

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

  2. Nicole-Lynn
    October 17, 2011 / 8:56 pm

    You're so crafty! Love them!

  3. the girl in the red shoes
    October 17, 2011 / 10:06 pm

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

  4. p.V.e
    October 17, 2011 / 10:45 pm

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

  5. Elizabeth
    October 18, 2011 / 12:35 am

    So pretty! I must try this!

  6. May
    October 18, 2011 / 10:02 pm

    Ditto what Lindsey said! I cannot wait to wear them 🙂 Thank you Christina!

  7. Amber Joy
    December 22, 2011 / 3:08 am

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

  8. no way Jose
    April 16, 2012 / 6:13 am

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

  9. Annie
    July 6, 2012 / 8:49 pm

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

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    Piękne, proste i ładne naprawdę piękne !!!

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    May 4, 2015 / 6:00 pm

    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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