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Christmas Ornament Made From Wedding Veil Scraps

Did you know I spent 13 years as a tiara designer? I made lots of veils, too. I was one of the few manufacturers in the world that worked with silk tulle, in fact. I was making a veil for a sweetheart of a bride a few years ago, and it was close to Christmas, and I had some scraps of beautiful fabric from her veil just hanging around, and I had an idea. I simply had to use some of those scraps to create a Christmas ornament.
Time: 10 Minutes Cost: $1 Difficulty: Easy
Turned out nicely, no? I was so happy with the results, and the bride was, too.
I cut some of the gorgeous Alencon lace flowers out of the leftover trim.
I carefully covered a glass ball with a scrap of leftover silk tulle, and adhered it to the ornament with Mod Podge. It looked kind of like a spider eggsac at this point, but it did get better, I promise.
A little more Mod Podge attached the cut out Alencon lace bits. Once it dried, I re-attached the ornament cap and tied a satin bow around it. An easy finishing touch for an ornament destined to become a family heirloom.

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  • Hannah V
    Hannah V Brooklyn, NY
    on Nov 24, 2014


    • Nikki Wills
      Nikki Wills Gilbert, AZ
      on Nov 24, 2014

      @Hannah V Thanks! I love finding uses for scraps and leftovers.

  • Patti S
    Patti S
    on Nov 25, 2014

    I want to make some of these! Great idea!!!! Thank You so much!!!!

  • Terri S
    Terri S Oolitic, IN
    on Nov 25, 2014

    cute idea!

  • Beth Cole Byrne
    Beth Cole Byrne Pittsford, NY
    on Nov 25, 2014

    Beautiful. I'll bet each bride treasured her ornament.

  • Leah Johnson
    Leah Johnson Hastings, NE
    on Nov 25, 2014

    wow I have a storage box full of left over lace that I have saved from such projects but could not find a use for at the time I made the brides dress and veils.. excellent idea and with the clear glass balls available now this is so simple and easy...

    • Nikki Wills
      Nikki Wills Gilbert, AZ
      on Nov 25, 2014

      @Leah Johnson So perfect! And just in time for the holidays this year, too!

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