This pretty, festive banner is decorated with remnants of delicate lace in pastel colors. Looking at the banner I recall a dress, a valance, a tablecloth and curtain, etc. where the lace was used in the past. Even a vintage piece or two from one of my grandmothers. This lace banner is a visual reminder of family memories and heirlooms.
To decorate the sunroom for our son and daughter-in-love’s recent wedding reception, I made two sets of these lovely lace banners. They were strung across the large windows with a white, honeycomb bell dangling from the center of each strand. Sunlight shown through the intricate lace, adding to our joy and spirit of celebration.
After the wedding, instead of packing the garlands away, I looked through the house for a place to use at least one of them. I found the perfect spot. The lace banner adds a cheerful touch of color, and playful romance to the posts of the curtained bed in our guestroom, don’t you think?
How to Make A Romantic Lace Banner
Deep within my craft closet I scored a bag filled with an assortment of lace and ribbon scraps from various sewing and craft projects I saved through the years. If you don’t have lace scraps on hand, you can use old lace curtains, tablecloths, or spools of ribbon and lace. Shop thrift stores and yard sales to repurpose lace treasures into this DIY lace garland project.
Tip for saving and storing lace remnants -
Having a designated place to sort and store craft supplies makes it easy to see what you have available and find it when needed. When buying new curtains, pillow shams or bedspreads, etc. save the clear, plastic zipper bags they come in and reuse them to store scraps of ribbon, lace, and other craft supplies for future projects.
Supplies needed to make a lace banner: jute twine, scissors and lace remnants. Hooks or nails for hanging.
Besides making a lovely bridal shower or wedding decoration, this lace banner would also make an adorable decoration for a baby shower, or in the nursery or girl’s bedroom. Where would you display this lovely lace garland?
About the Author:
Deborah Tukua is a nonfiction author, and editor of Journey to Natural Living. She is author of seven books including, Naturally Sweet Blender Treats: 55 Fresh from the Blender Recipes, and Marketing Strategies for Chiropractic Success. Deborah has been a regular lifestyle feature writer for the Farmers' Almanac since 2004.
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