DIY Lace Tambourine

 I wish I can say I thought of this idea. But really, it was this creative bride and her stunning wedding that inspired these handmade lace tambourines. The timing of the discovery could not have been more ideal since my dear friends were getting married a few weeks later. I thought they would be the perfect addition to their impending nuptials. With just a few simple materials, I sat down to make these adorable wedding favors – just in time for their Labor Day Weekend celebration!

You’ll need: 
  • 1 6-8″ wooden embroidery hoop
  •  12 1/2″ brass jingle bells 
  • 1/4 yard of lace fabric
  •  2 yards twine or thick string
  •  hot glue gun 
  • pencil

Start by separating the embroidery hoop. Starting at about an inch from the metal screw and mark 12 equally spaced hashmarks. It’s easiest to just mimic the numbers of a clock. Take the twine and tie a double knot at the top of the hoop.

Wrap it around a few times and at the first mark, thread a bell through the twine.

Wrap the bell, with the twine, around the hashmark. Continue wrapping, with approximately 5 wraps between each bell.

At the end of the hoop, tie another double knot. Trim away any excess twine. Loosen the metal screw.

Lay the lace fabric over the inner hoop and place the larger hoop over it.
Pull the lace taut, between the hoops. And tighten the metal screw.

Trim away any excess fabric with a pair of fabric shears.

Secure the bells by using a hot glue gun to glue the bells to the hoop.

Jingle, jingle!
Let’s celebrate!!!
(images by HonestlyWTF)

 by Erica in D.I.Y.

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