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!

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You’ll need:

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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.

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

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

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

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Lay the lace fabric over the inner hoop and place the larger hoop over it.

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Pull the lace taut, between the hoops. And tighten the metal screw.

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

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

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Jingle, jingle!

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Let’s celebrate!!!

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 (images by HonestlyWTF)

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52 Comments

  1. Denisa wrote:

    Looks great. xa
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  2. miri wrote:

    WOW! Beautiful lace tambourine!
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  3. That’s so beautiful, a rhythm in style <3

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  4. fantastic DIY and it’s so cute!!!

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  5. Irene wrote:

    That is such a cute idea! xoxo

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  6. Maria wrote:

    Looks great!

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    please post some more guides!

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  7. Ambyr wrote:

    This is so dope! I love the idea and the lace is so perfectly dainty.

    xoxo
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  8. Great tips, thanks!!
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  9. So cute!
    XO CHAMAFASHION
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  11. Lauren wrote:

    I love this idea, really cute
    Lauren
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  13. Janice wrote:

    Fantastic DIY! And where did you get that beautiful bracelet???

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  15. Rachel wrote:

    What a fantastic idea! These turned out beautiful!

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  16. Beth wrote:

    Great winter wedding idea and a “Green” way to greet the couple in the back of church without standing in the cold.

    10.1.14
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  17. Zen wrote:

    This is so wedding-y! 🙂 Will keep it in mind next time I’m a bridesmaid (again) 😛

    10.8.14
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  18. Really inspirational.Love it!
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  19. Christine wrote:

    This is a fantastic idea! How much would you say the project cost? And how many DIY hours went into the project?
    Thanks!

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  20. virginia wrote:

    Such a good idea! My friend is getting married soon, I’ll have to suggest this to her!

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  22. Such a cute accessory to a boho wedding! The best wedding DIY I’ve ever seen, thank you. XOXO

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  25. Three Happy Folk wrote:

    I am obsessed with these! I made a few just for playtime song-and-dance with my daughter! They’re gorgeous

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  26. Rubystar wrote:

    I love this idea and I am currently making these for my wedding but I would love to know where you or got that bracelet from as well. I would love to buy it for myself.

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  29. Marianne wrote:

    Really clever and beautiful! Did you use 6 or 8 in hoops?

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