15 DIY Lace Crafts | DIY Formula

15 DIY Lace Crafts

Lace is one of the most popular and elegant fabrics around. The possibilities are endless. In fact, there’s a great number of things to do with lace if you have some handiness. DIY lace crafts, in particular, seem to get more and more attention these days for all the right reasons. There are plenty of creative lace ideas and tutorials that prove how versatile it can be. The following beautiful crafts will inspire you to use them more often as an important part of all sorts of DIY projects. You can come up with so many amazing ideas on your own just by experimenting with different patterns and designs.

1. DIY Paper Doilies

When we were little, we used to love creating all sorts of paper lace doilies. Why not do so now, too? Paper lace doilies can serve as decorations or stencils for different projects. With so many uses, they certainly deserve a chance. One of the more creative lace ideas is to use simple doilies to create more paper-made decorations.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 8 minutes
Materials used:

2. Repurposing Lace Doilies

You can repurpose any clothing item by adding a lace doily or a lace trim. This tutorial, in particular, will teach you how to turn a plain looking t-shirt into a cool one. In fact, out of the things to do with lace trim, this might just be the best. There’s nothing like adding that bit of fashion style yourself.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials used:

  • Simple t-shirt
  • Lace trim, heritage lace or lace doily
  • Sewing machine
  • Needles

3. DIY Lace Curtain

If you are a nostalgic and romantic at heart, you definitely want to try a lot of fresh ideas regarding vintage lace crafts. This tutorial will help you get that look without too much hassle by creating a very retro looking lace doily curtain. It looks absolutely amazing and will definitely add a unique hint to your home.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials used:

  • A selection of lace doilies in shades of cream, white and ivory
  • Sewing kit

4. DIY Crochet Lace Doilies

If you have always wanted to know how to make crochet lace doilies, the following tutorial offers you free crochet patterns you can try. You will decorate your house in a stylish and classy way just through simple DIY lace crafts.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials used (depending on the pattern you choose):

  • DMC Traditions (Art.145), size 10, color
  • # Ecru – ball (284yards/ball)
  • Steel Crochet Hook: Size 6
  • Gauge: Rounds 1 and 2 = 2” in diameter

5. Black Lace Candle Cover

Black is such a versatile color. In fact, it can have multiple uses while looking sleek and elegant. A black lace doily can be a candle holder, a stencil or it can work as part of an original clothing item or jewelry. The next tutorial will teach you how to make black lace candle holders and show you that everything is possible when wondering what to do with lace fabric.

Level of difficulty: medium
Duration: 10 minutes
Materials used:

6. DIY Ombre Lace Jewelry

Lace can make beautiful looking jewels. If you love sporting different, unique accessories, this is the perfect tutorial for you. You can indulge in DIY lace crafts and make fantastic jewelry for yourself. Even more, they will make excellent gifts.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 3 hours or so
Materials used:

  • Lace trim
  • A pair of scissors
  • Fabric paints/dyes
  • Various chain, jump rings, clasps, earring hooks or other jewelry findings and a pair of small pliers
  • White glue
  • Small flat paintbrush
  • Small empty container
  • Plastic plate or palate paper

7. Lace Flower Pots Decoration

If you love having plants inside and outside the house, and you feel there’s room for change in terms of décor, you can use white lace doilies to decorate flower pots. Crafts using old lace don’t have to limit you to simple doilies. In fact, you can enhance the aspect of the dullest of objects around the house.

Level of difficulty: medium
Duration: 20-30 minutes
Materials used:

8. Lace Wedding Invitations

DIY wedding ideas can be so inspired, so incredible and they are budget-friendly too. This tutorial will help you make the most beautiful lace envelopes and wedding invitations without having to spend a fortune on them. Among the DIY lace crafts, this might be the most elegant and impacting one.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2-4 hours
Materials used:

9. Unique Lace Doily Patterns

Sometimes we run out of inspiration. It happens. Sometimes we need to see some patterns to come up with ideas on our own. Either way, the following photo shows you some amazing lace doily patterns that you can try out.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 1-2 hours
Materials used:

10. Ivory Lace Doilies

If you are in search for the perfect vintage lace crafts, go for ivory shades. Ivory lace doilies look very delicate, subtle, and they would go well with retro designs. Some patterns look better than others so here is a DIY lace doily tutorial that can help you out.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 3-4 hours
Materials used:

11. Rectangular Lace Doilies

Your dining table seems too plain and simple? Why don’t you crochet a rectangular lace doily to make a change in your dining room? Your home will look beautiful with a couple of easy DIY lace crafts.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2-3 hours
Materials used:

  • Bucilla Floraltone Wondersheen (mercerized) Cotton
  • 1 Bucilla Steel Crochet Hook

12. Lace Doilies as Stencils

It may come as a surprise, but you can take advantage of some intricate lace doily patterns and turn them into stencils for your walls, clothes and other items you have in mind. That’s the beauty of DIY lace crafts. There are no limits.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: 2 hours or less
Materials used:

13. Round Lace Doilies

It’s hard to say where exactly round lace doilies have started to be a thing. Nowadays, making a round lace doily isn’t enough. If you like extravagant looking lace doilies, this project is definitely for you.

Level of difficulty: intermediate
Duration: 2-3 days
Materials used:

  • Thread
  • Lace doily
  • Steel hook

14. Lace Dreamcatcher

Some unusual combinations make the best DIY lace crafts out there. Redecorate your bedroom by using an old lace doily to create a dreamcatcher. It’s one of the more creative lace ideas and it may not be the best for beginners. However, if you’re handy, this is for you.

Level of difficulty: medium
Duration: 4-5 hours
Materials used:

  • Vintage doily
  • Macrame metal hoop
  • Various ribbons and lace
  • Painter’s cloth or fabric
  • Hot glue
  • Layered feathers
  • Fray check
  • Lace tablecloth or large piece of lace cloth
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread

15. DIY Lace Wedding Decorations

You can use typical lace doily patterns to create decorations for your wedding. You’ll end up saving a lot of money by choosing a DIY lace project.

Level of difficulty: easy
Duration: it can take days or weeks depending on the project and ideas
Materials used:

  • Ribbons
  • Lace trim
  • Sewing machine
  • Glue

Conclusion

DIY lace crafts will always be versatile, and they’ll never go out of style. In fact, they’ll just get reinvented thanks to some creative minds out there. The things to do with lace are basically endless and they will look elegant in your home.

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