There is something about lace that gives a touch of elegance. Delicate and wispy, lace transforms ordinary into distinction. This red ornament is nice and glittery. But add lace and rhinestones and the ornament becomes exquisite. Simple to make, anyone can make these beautiful DIY Christmas ornaments.
For this project I used:
1 red glittery red ornament (purchased at Target)
12ss red rhinestones
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
How to make Rhinestone and Lace Christmas Ornaments
Cut 2 pieces of lace the circumference of the ornament. Smaller width lace tends to work better. and I used ¾ of an inch lace. Remove the top silver part of the ornament.
Gem Tac is a popular adhesive for bonding fabrics and embellishments. It works great on gluing the lace to the ornament. Glue one strip of lace starting at the top, going down to the bottom and back up to the top.
On the opposite side, glue on other piece of lace. Let dry completely. Place the top back on the ornament.
Gluing on the Rhinestones
Now to glue on the rhinestones. Place a drop of glue, slightly smaller than the rhinestones. Using the tweezers or wax tipped tool, pick up a rhinestone and gently press it into the glue drop. The glue should seep slightly out from the edges. Continue gluing until your rhinestone is embellished. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
These DIY Christmas ornaments are truly something special. The addition of lace and rhinestones truly enhance this ornament. So easy to make, have some on hand to give as gifts, for an ornament exchange or for your own tree. Create a bunch and have your very own rhinestone themed tree.
Get started today on making them as Christmas is not too far away. Need some bling supplies? Rhinestones Etc. has great prices and excellent customer service.
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.