I found this vintage rick rack at an antique sale and I knew
exactly what I was going to do with it. I have seen some
really cute rick rack flowers and I had big plans to incorporate
those into a few projects I'm working on.
They really are simple to make. I admit they take a little patience and time,
but they are the perfect sitting on your front porch sipping a glass of sweet
tea kinda project.
I cut a piece of felt. Threaded a needle with coordinating thread and
started attaching the rick rack to the felt. I attached it at the bottom on
each loop (closely together) directly to the felt. At first, I was
thinking.. hmmm.. this doesn't quite look right, but I kept going,
and by the second row, things started looking a lot like this.
Note: These flowers are easier made with older soft rick rack.
The new rick rack can be quite stiff and a little harder to work with.
Keep on ... keeping on.. and when you get to the center secure it tightly, and
it should look a lot like this. You can see some darkening of the rick rack
here and there. That's because it OLD! The good thing is the camera picks
this up A LOT more than the naked eye. You'll see at the end of the post,
its not as noticeable, and actually adds character.
The back will look like this.
Since I like the back of my projects to look as nice as the front, I added
2 more pieces of felt (with hot glue) to not only cover up the stitches,
but to give it more stability. I also added this pin.
Here it is all finished. I added a covered button (with hot glue) to the middle.
Its the perfect finishing touch. It's going to coordinate nicely with another
project I'm working on. More on that later.
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