Petite Lace Parasol
Drift away with this delicate freestanding lace creation! This
tiny two-colored parasol is the perfect addition to potted plants,
fancy drinks, or for a simple touch of whimsy to your home. These
simple instructions will show you how!
To craft your freestanding lace parasol, you will need:
Begin by stitching the
four pieces of
freestanding lace onto heavy duty water-soluble
stabilizer using 30-50 wt. cotton thread for best results.
Once you're done stitching, rinse and dry each piece completely. (Here's more on stitching freestanding lace).
Next, use either a hot glue gun or a hand sewing needle to adhere
the four panels together.
the pieces, one by one, all the way around the structure.
Next, carefully run a line of glue down the back center of every
other panel along the parasol. This will help create a wave
dimension in the finished piece.
Gently push or pinch
together the glued seam to set a permanent fold in the lace.
When you are finished gluing, the end result should look like
Next, cut your wooden
dowel, pipe cleaner, or wire to your desired handle length.
We used a tiny wood saw to shorten a wooden dowel to 4.5" in length.
Add flair to your umbrella handle with the help of a permanent
marker, using a piece of masking tape to create a straight edge.
A decorative push pin can help secure your handle in place and
add a little extra something to your finished parasol.
Secure your handle in place using hot glue on the inside of the
parasol and set to dry.
You're ready to drift away into spring and summer with a
beautiful freestanding lace creation!
Create several and hang in a cascade, or use as a house plant