Monday, January 16, 2012

Vintage Lace Rosette Hanger Tutorial

Hello my darling friends!
I love displaying delicate feminine linens in my flea market booths!
However, when an item sold I was left with an unattractive dress form hanger.

So, I decided to transform my dress form hangers into fabulous vintage style lacy linen displays.


dress form or hanger
adhesive spray
vintage hymnal paper
Elmer's glue
old paintbrush
hot glue gun and glue sticks
lots of different lace scraps
2 long strips of lace
faux pearls
satin roses

Step 1~ Spray sections of plastic form with adhesive spray and apply vintage music paper. The paper is going to crack in spots it's ok to keep layering and smoothing paper until all the plastic is covered.
Step 2~ Next, pour some Elmer's glue in a bowl and dip your paintbrush into the glue and cover the music paper in a light layer of glue. Sprinkle a white pearl fine glitter over the whole form before the Elmer's glue dries.
Step 3~ Glue a scrap of lace at the base of the hanger hook and wrap it around the hanger until it is covered, use touches of hot glue to secure the lace.Step 4~ After the glitter and glue dry you can begin embellishing the dress form. This is where you can get really creative! I used lace scraps and made them into a rosette adding a satin rose to the center and then surrounding it with faux pearls. Layer your rosettes starting at the base of the hanger hook and work your way out. I go over the top with lots of fluffy lace rosettes and pearls. I also used two long pieces of vintage lace to trim the edge of the hanger.
Now you have a fabulous Vintage style dress form display that will pretty up any romantic linen!

Variation~For this pink form I used the same steps in the tutorial except instead of music note paper I used fabric as a base and then covered it in several layers of lace.
I also do smaller versions with cloth hangers...
I just love creating vintage styles with lace and roses!
Oooohhhh la la romantic and pretty!

Thank you for stopping by!
Squishy hugs,


  1. Hello my dear! This is brilliant! I love your creative hangers, especially the first one! Thanks so much for the tutorial! Glad to see you are staying crafty! We busy moms certainly need an outlet for our creativity! Take care!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  2. These certainly are beautiful way to display your vintage wear. Thank you for a wonderful tutorial. I'm bookmarking it in the event I ever rent a booth space again (I get the itch every now and then). Until then I just may use it as a decorative element to my bedroom. Warm Hugs,

  3. These are absolutely gorgeous and I think they would make an awesome gift too!

  4. Olivia my sweet friend! You done did it again! You created something beautiful! Those hangers are a piece of art!! Beautiful!

  5. Hi dear friend, I am sooooo loving these, just beautiful and romantic ......
    My favorite on is the one with all those yummy pink roses ;)


  6. OOhhh la la! You always have the perfect shabby chic and romantic ideas down! How gorgeous your hangers look now.


  7. Beautiful, thanks for sharing with us how you created this. Hugs Carolyn Wilson

  8. Olivia I just thought I'd tell you the ideas you have are fresh...shabby....and fabulous..I love to stop by thank you for being here to share your pretties...

    Karena A Loblolly Life


Hello Friend! Thank you so much for stopping by! I love to hear your thoughts! Hugs, Olivia

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