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Crafts Using Old Lace

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Recycle old lace from worn garments or finds made at yard sales and the thrift store. This is a guide about crafts using old lace.


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May 17, 2011

One window in our mountain cabin does not have a screen, so I tacked a lace tablecloth to the inside of the frame. Air could circulate and mosquitoes and flies were kept out! This could work for windows anywhere.

By Alyxandra

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July 12, 2011

I have a love of old linens, lace, etc., and came up with a unique way to display them. I took a wire hanging basket and attached lace around each basket. I then filled each with pretty linens, old gloves, and more lace. I then hung it up and draped more lace from the hook. Finally I found a crystal which I wired to the bottom to complete the look.


The picture isn't very good, but hopefully it will inspire you!

By Carol Young from Landisville, PA

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October 10, 20040 found this helpful

Buy some beautiful lace placemats or cut some from an old lace panel or from an old curtain. Lay out a piece of clear contact paper and cut it a little larger than the lace. Slowly peel the backing off the clear contact paper and adhere the lace. Now lay on some dried flowers or old pictures and ribbons and cover with another piece of contact paper.

By Debra in CO

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June 19, 20080 found this helpful

I have a Mother of the Bride's dress that I will not wear again. It is ivory colored with an overlay of beautiful open lace over the bodice. I would like to take the lace and "recycle" the lace bodice into a craft that would be a unique addition to my decor. Any suggestions?


Jose from Tennessee


June 19, 20080 found this helpful

How about different size&shapes of throw pillows or make a one of a kind"1st annisversary"pillow for your daughters 1st annisversary.?you could embellish it stitching their wedding date...

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By ed (Guest Post)
June 23, 20080 found this helpful

I know some people have used that type of dress and make them in to christian gowns for other family members.

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By JC (Guest Post)
June 23, 20080 found this helpful

You could use it as the backing in a photo frame of you and the Bride on her day... or when the first child arrives you could make a garment for the christening... a shawl, vest, coverlet.

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June 25, 20080 found this helpful

I'm all for throw pillows!

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June 25, 20080 found this helpful

I had my grandmother's wedding dress made into a Christmas tree top doll. She is very Victorian.


The only regret I have is the doll maker concentrated on the doll-not the dress. None the less she is beautiful and my daughter has asked me to leave it to her in my will.

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By pat (Guest Post)
June 25, 20080 found this helpful

You can make a pillow--either a square one or cut a heart shape out and sew it up and then stuff it or I have angels made from old quilts that were beginning to fray and plan to make one out of the bodice of my wedding dress. Cut a circle for the head out of muslim and sew it and slightly stuff it and make a face on it. For the body cut an elongated triangle and sew it and stuff it. Attach the head and then cut angel wings for the back---you may want to stiffen them some.

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June 26, 20080 found this helpful

Thank you all for the unique ideas; I like the Christmas tree doll topper idea with the Victorian look. I have a lady that has a monogramming design business; I will give her a call and see if she has some ideas!


I can always come into this forum and get some really good ideas!

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July 6, 20080 found this helpful

Here is a pic (I hope)

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July 6, 20080 found this helpful

another pic

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July 6, 20080 found this helpful

This is weird looking. It is under her dress to show how she is tied to the top of the tree.


Just a muslin "body" with grosgrain ties.

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July 6, 20080 found this helpful

THe back of her head.

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May 13, 20160 found this helpful

Buy some cork board. Size to fit any size picture frame. Cover the same with fabric of your choice. Pin bodice to cork and fabric. Put picture together and hang.

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