Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Hand made lace flowers - Prima inspired

Dont you just love Prima flower embellishments, YES I do, altho too expensive for me to add to my cards..... well with just a little time and lots of patience you can make your own.

I managed to get this set of 50 mini flowers with pearl embellishments from a local craft market, it was an odd packet and I jumped at it at just £3.99 for 50.(see the mini flowers in the photo above).

Then I added my own layer of gathered cotton lace by sewing a gathering thread along the edge and then drawing up and finishing off.
I thought if I wanted to colour them I could always spritz them with inks too..... white being the ideal choice.

finally I got my non stick craft mat, placed a blob of silicone and glued the layers together, left to dry now I have my lace flowers ready to add to any project.
Try it yourselves and save a fortune, I saw a pack of 6 prima lace flowers for £4.99 wow what a saving.....
Have a crafty day ju x


Karen said...

WOW well done you!!! These are gorgeous Ju and far better than the Prima ones. Quite frankly, although they are very pretty, I think they are sooo overpriced! HUGS XXX

fairymadjo said...

wow hunny there stunning :)

Anesha said...

Wow, these are stunning Ju. Great idea and well made. Glad you had a great holiday, sorry not been around much. Have a great day. Hugs Anesha

Carole said...

these are really lovely :)

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness... These are just beautiful!
Wonderful work!
Thank you for sharing!

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

Wow, they are gorgeous, Ju! great idea! will have to give this a try!!
Hey Thanks again! Hugs always!G

sarahganly said...

so pretty lace flowers are so dainty i am working on some for a bridal bouquet right now