Thursday, June 7, 2012

DIY: lace bow tutorial

My sister somehow inherited a shoe box full of different lengths of lace, and I have been trying to figure out how to use it up.  Then I happened upon the idea of using lace to make little bows:)
First, cut two lengths of lace.  I cut mine 5 and 7 inches long, but you can do whatever size, depending on how big you want the bow to be and if you want the layers to be noticeable.

Using a hot glue gun, secure one end of the lace to the other end, making sure that the bottom side of the lace doesn't stick.

Cut another piece of lace (I made mine about 2 or 3 inches just to be safe).

Glue gun 1/3 towards the center, and then the other 1/3 on top of that.

Glue the two original layers of lace together.

Wrap the third piece of lace around the other two, using hot glue to secure.  Cut off any extra lace.  And you're done!

Each bow will look entirely different, depending on the lengths that you use and how tightly you pull the center piece.
My sister attached the top bow to a bobby pin, and I used the one on the bottom to decorate a pouch that I made for my iPod:)

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