A quiet little post for you today. You may have noticed the gift ornament in this earlier post. Here's how I made it.
Tutorial: Lace Hearts
You will need some lace, a heart shaped cookie cutter, Mod Podge, a paint brush, a needle and thread, and a pair of scissors.
Use a paint brush to spread a good layer of Mod Podge on the outer side of your cookie cutter.
Cover the mod-podged cookie cutter with lace as follows. Leaving a bit of extra lace at the beginning and starting at the heart's bottom point, take your lace all the way around the cookie cutter to meet the other lace end.
Slather on a few more coats of Mod Podge. I did 4 coats and left each to dry in between. Once completely dry, I carefully removed the lace by slipping a butter knife (see previous post and add this to that list, tee hee...) underneath it and working it off the cookie cutter. I did have to re-shape the heart a little, pinching the top inner point and rounding the curvy parts between my fingers, but that was easy. Then I added string to make an ornament, or strung it with several others to make a little garland, using a needle and thread.
And that, as they say, was that!
Note: I think fabric stiffener would be a good alternative to Mod Podge to stiffen the lace and make these hearts. I didn't have fabric stiffener, so I used what I had on hand. If you do try it with fabric stiffener, let me know how it goes!