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Lace. Simple, elegant, and classy. Your veil is likely made out of lace, your garter has a frill or two of lace here and there, and your dress quite possibly has a few layers of lace in the mix. But,
what happens when you add lace to an array of non-traditional wedding
DIY projects? Hip trendy gorgeousness, with just the right touch of old
world romance.

 

1. Add a Touch of Lace to your Boutonniere

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Go
to your local fabric store, and pick out your favorite lace trim at
about 1 inch thick. Get about a quarter of a yard, and fold it back and
forth accordion-style. Take the bottom bunch of lace, fold it in half
and stitch together (by hand or machine) to create a “bunch” at the
bottom. Then attach it to your boutonnieres. (Left photo: Braedon Flynn. Center photo: EtsyRight photo: Source unknown.)

 

2. Use Lace Trim as a Table Runner

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To
mimic this first runner, you can buy 8 inch thick lace at any trim or
fabric store. If you find the kind with one straight edge, use two
pieces of lace and put the back ends together to create a 16 inch thick
table runner. A lace runner looks particularly lovely on a rustic wood
dining table.

(Photo: Annie McElwain)

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For this one, simply layer lace fabric over burlap to create an earthy romantic look. (Photo: Etsy)

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And for the third DIY, find lace doilies and mix with trim
to create a mix-n-match runner. Doubles as a gorgeous country runner
for your table at home, as well. (Photo: Ashley Ann Photography)

 

3. Make a Lace Chandelier

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For the first
style, start by buying an embroidery hoop. Take out the center of the
embroidery hoop and hang or tie several different types of lace in
varying thicknesses and lengths. You can hang it by tying twine in three
places even placed on the hoop then tie the three strips of twine in a
knot at the top and attach to a ceiling hook. For the second option, you
can use several embroidery hoops and a brightly-colored lace trim of
your choice. (Left photo: Gabriel Ryan. Right photo: Etsy.)

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Or go modern and use doilies or cut out paper to create this crisp, clean, Scandinavian-style chandelier. (Photo: Scandinavian Design Center)

 

4. Add Lace Details to your Cake

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Ask
your baker to replicate the look of antique lace or crocheted lace
through the art of fondant icing. Then your baker can layer it on your
cake to really add a wow factor to your desserts! (Left photo: Martha Stewart Weddings. Right photo: Real Simple.)

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(Photo: Gabriel Ryan. Cake: Sweet and Saucy Shop)

 

5. Accessorize with Lace

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For the
bracelets, buy some cheap plastic bracelets or bangles that are at least
1 inch thick. Find lace that is double the thickness of your
bracelets. Measure the perimeter of the bracelet and cut the lace
accordingly. Line the inside of the bracelet with a line of hot glue.
Place the lace over the bracelet and fold into the inside of the
bracelet carefully securing the edges to the hot glue on the inside. For
the earrings and bracelet, go to a fabric or trim store and buy sturdy
colorful lace trim. Attach it to earring hooks or a necklace chain, and
it’s as simple as that! (Left photo: Country Living. Top right photo: Etsy. Bottom right photo: Etsy.)

 

6. Lace Tea Lights

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Add some romance and
beauty to your run-of-the-mill tea lights!. Buy some inexpensive lace
paper doilies at any arts and crafts store and cut them in sections. Use
Mod Podge and completely coat one side of one section of the doily.
Then secure straight onto the glass candle holder. Add details like
patterned paper, ribbon, twine, or charms to personalize your tea lights
even more. So easy and fun! (Top left photo: Etsy. Top right photo: Mint Design Blog. Bottom left photo: Etsy. Bottom right photo: Slightly Obsessive Bride.)

How might you get creative with lace on your wedding day? Find more details of wedding planning at LadyMarry.

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