Call us old fashioned, but we’re always big fans of a good decoupage project. Just because we love the crafting technique itself, however, doesn’t mean we’re stuck in our ways and do it the same way every single time. Did you know that there are plenty of other materials besides just paper, magazines, and old newspapers that you can get creative with when it comes to decoupage projects of all kinds. Some people use fabric, some use wallpaper, and others use probably our most favourite unconventional crafting tool of all: lace!
Check out these 11 stunning lace decoupage DIY projects that range from modern to rustic to stunningly vintage, depending on how you finish them.
1. Natural decoupage lace mugs
Do you love the idea of lace covered ceramic or porcelain pieces but you’d rather keep things soft and natural rather than hardening the floral pattern with paint? Then leave the lace looking like the fabric it is! Urbancomfort shows you how to achieve this delicate look.
2. Lace doily tabletop
If you’re ready for something a little more challenging than just sticking pieces of lace material to the surfaces of things then we definitely suggest checking out these stunning lace doily tabletop from The Ornamentalist! Okay, we know; technically they didn’t really use classic decoupage techniques to make this table, since they actually submerged the doilies in different layers of resin, but many of the steps you’ll complete here use the same skills that the rest of the lace decoupage projects you’ll see here require.
3. Lace covered bottle vases
Do you have plenty of plain glasses flower vases, or even just empty plain glass bottles, around the house that you love to display flowers in but that you’ve grown bored of? Then we’d say it’s time to give them a new lease on life rather than getting rid of them and buying something new! We simply adore the way Sweet Angel Vintage used simple lace decoupage at interesting angles to create a vintage look on something that isn’t necessarily vintage at all. We’d never have guessed!
4. Lace decoupaged canvasses
Perhaps you’re very into the concept of lace decoupage even purely for art piece purposes, rather than on things you’ll actually use, but the only kind of lace you have around is a pack of paper lace doilies? Don’t let that stop you from makin something you’ll love and have fun with! We think you’ll be happy to see how Sew Woodsy made these simple but lovely paper doily colour canvases.
5. Simple lace vase
Are you totally open to the idea of crafting with your paper lace doilies but you’d rather something a little more useful than just a canvas because you don’t have much wall space left in your apartment? Then try decoupaging your paper lace to a simple flower vase, just like Mod Podge Rocks did here!
6. Lace decoupage table runner
Have you always loved the detail and beauty in vintage lace table clothes and table runners but you don’t know how to sew? Well, sewing is certainly a useful skill to learn someday but just in case you need something more quickly for your next family dinner, here’s a tutorial from Girl in The Garage on creating a stunning lace embellished table runner using simple decoupage skills instead.
7. Painted lace pumpkin
Do you love Halloween and decorating with pumpkins so much that you wish you could actually do it all year round? Well, depending on where you live, pumpkins might not be the easiest to find in certain seasons, but if you can then there’s nothing stopping you from making pumpkin décor in all kinds of other designs for other times of year! We love this mint painted and lace decoupaged version from Kellyelko.
8. Little lace storage jars
Do you love the aesthetic of the lace flower vases we’ve showed you so much that you’d love to place them around everywhere, but that seems silly when you don’t necessarily want that many flowers in your apartment? Then try using the same decoupage technique on cute little storage jars instead, just like Mod Podge Rocks did here! You can put all kinds of things in them and dot them all over your bedroom, the bathroom, or anywhere else in your house for that matter.
9. Pretty lace and wall paper tin can storage
If you’re going to do one type of pretty decoupage, you might as well go all out and do another too, right? We sure think so, and so does Etsy! We love the way they jazzed up something as simple and plain as a tin cat using wallpaper and lace in one place. No matter how you use your new storage tin, it’ll look lovely.
10. Lace dresser drawers
Small pieces and household trinkets aren’t the only things you can use lace decoupage techniques on! In fact, some of the very prettiest pieces are much larger, even though they’re much more of a commitment to the look. Dishfunctional Designs, for example, guides you through the process of creating a beautiful lace finish across the surface of an old set of drawers.
11. Simple lace planters
Are you so enamoured with lace decoupage that you’d like to shout it from the rooftops so everyone around you hears? Well, instead of risking a noise complaint from your neighbours, perhaps you might consider making yourself a pretty set of lace decoupage planters to set on your porch! Check them out on Timewiththea.
Do you know someone who loves working with lace in unique ways just as much as we do? Share this post with them for a little bit of inspiration!