On February 6th, let's celebrate all that is lacy and lovely for Lace Day. Whether you love it on your dresses, scarves, or socks, lace is a pretty but practical look to achieve both in fashion and interior design. The intricate details in a lacy pattern make it perfect for traditional crocheting and sewing but also fun for unexpected crafting. Have you ever dreamed of lace Converse or string lights? Ever thought of turning a tabletop or necklace into a lavishly-lacy creation? Now, all of your lace-filled dreams can come true with these projects that take lace from ordinary to extraordinary!
Lace is delicate and requires some attention and practice to work with, so, if using actual lace in a project seems daunting, fret not! This lace-patterned table how-to from Kinsey for A Beautiful Mess shows you to use lace as a stencil rather than an actual material. This pretty update looks vintage-cool and matches your flowery style.
This Anthropologie knock-off not only looks expensive, but its use of lace goes a long, stylish way. If gold isn't your style, spray paint the bow silver or copper and pair with a matching metal chain. Find the gilded lace bow necklace tutorial at Small Good Things.
Shoe refashions are nothing new, but breathing fresh air into a pair of old kicks always is. If Converse are your style and you want to add a little feminine flair, this DIY lace Converse refashion is available on My Little Secrets. By pinning and stitching scrap lace onto the shoe's tongue, you can not only transform the shoe but create an entirely-unique look, as well.
Lace is elegant and adored by royals and commoners alike. Turn your love of lace into a crown fit for any queen or princess around. The tutorial at Jennuine by Rook No. 17 calls for stiffening the lace with fabric stiffener, microwaving it, and later painting and adorning the crown just the way you please. Make some for your little princess, and size up for a lace crown of your own.
By stiffening doilies and drying them over a balloon, you can turn your lace into a truly-gorgeous creation. This tutorial from Jo-ann Fabric and Craft Stores explains how to use lace, ribbon, burlap, and twine to make these adorable hot air balloons. These are perfect for hanging in a nursery or on a porch for a bit of whimsy and wanderlust.
Again using the balloon-and-stiffener idea, amp up your regular string lights with lacy blooms, like these from Melissa DiRenzo for the Kendall-Jackson Blog. The cupped shape of the lace with the bright lights makes this finished project look like illuminated flowers are strung up. Springy and delicate, complement an outdoor spring celebration or summer BBQ with these lovely lights.