Lace Lotus Candle Holder
Set a relaxing scene in your home or office with this delicate
lotus creation! With shining metallic thread and an accent color, and
perfectly sized for electric tea lights, this charming piece is easy
to craft and a classy addition to any decor.
To craft your freestanding lace 3D Lotus Candle
Holder, you will need:
Begin by stitching the seven pieces of
freestanding lace onto heavy duty water-soluble stabilizer using 40 wt.
rayon thread for best results. Once you're done stitching, rinse and dry
each piece completely. (Here's more on
stitching freestanding lace).
Using either a hand sewing needle or a hot glue gun, attach the
first petal piece onto the center piece, making sure the wrong side
of the lace is facing in towards the center.
Continue to add two more petal pieces, one by one, all the way
around the center.
Then repeat the process to attach the remaining three petal
pieces as a second layer onto the center piece.
Fold up the inner layer of petals, making sure
they all overlap slightly. Either hand sew or glue the petals together
to hold them in place.
Next, curve the outer petals up with your fingers until the edges
just touch at the widest point of the petal. Hand tack the edges of
the petals at that point with a hand sewing needle. For this step,
it is recommended to sew and not glue the petals side by side as the
tension from the curve of the petals can make it difficult for the
glue to hold them together.
Set your battery-powered tea light into the center of your
lace creation, and decorate your home with these delightful candle holders!