It turned out nice, but I really wanted the solid “image” look, so you couldn’t see the overlapping edges. First I cut out a big circle with a small circle out of the middle and tried to wrap it around which was a disaster. I tried several other ways, and finally asked my buddy Jill from Create.Craft.Love for help. We brainstormed for a loooong time, and finally she said “What if you laid the wreath form under the lace, cut pizza type slices in the middle, and then wrapped it around?” I had tried a method similar to that when I cut the circle out of the middle, but I decided to give it another go – and it worked! Turns out I had cut out too much of the middle when I cut a circle in it.
- Always work with your wreath under the lace, and not the lace under the wreath. It is a little more challenging working with the lace on top, but you will always be able to see how the front of your wreath is looking, and you will be able to fix wrinkles or bunches before you attach the lace.
- If your lace bunches, try to pull all of the bunches towards the back, or towards one central spot. You can cut the excess off if you need to – that’s what I did, and then there was just one small seam.
- Give yourself lots of excess, because the fabric will turn as you try to smooth out bunches. I had about 4 inches all the way around my wreath of extra.
- Try to wrap it so that the flat edge gets overlapped with the pizza pieces. This will keep the rough edge hidden from the middle of your wreath. (I only discovered this half way through, but if I did it again, I would make sure to do this!)
- Lastly, if hot glue dribbles on your ankle during this process, don’t wipe it off with your thumb. You’ll only end up with two burns.