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Christmas Ornaments from Wedding Dress Remnants

LaPierreA ornament01webAmy LaPierre sent some lace remnants from her wedding dress to have us make three Christmas ornaments for her and her children’s families. There was some netting attached to the lace so we used it as well and then added a little satin ribbon.

Mother’s Wedding Dress Made into Daughter’s Baptism Gown

Amanda Morgan sent her mother’s wedding dress to have us make this outfit for her daughter’s baptism.  We took advantage of the lace from the WD and made this “Princess” style gown a little longer than usual.  We also made a protective bib and a set of Christmas ornaments.

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Heirloom Christmas Ornaments

I realize that we have quite a few months before Christmas but it really doesn’t hurt to think ahead if you want unique, heirloom gifts to give and at Fairy Godmother Creations, we tend to be thinking about heirloom gifts all year round 🙂

We’ve been receiving an increase in requests for Christmas ornaments made from wedding dress remnants lately and I thought it might be nice to hi-light a couple of the ones we’ve made in the past week.

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We try to include some of the ornate lace or bead work where possible to make a family ornament that can be passed on to future generations as well.

Wedding Dress Converted to Heirloom Gifts

Susan Patricia decided to take full advantage of the materials from her dress when she sent it to us.  She wanted a variety of items made for her children, grandchildren and future grandchildren.  We made a couple of wedding garters, some embroidered kerchiefs and a ring pillow.  We pulled the satin binding from three baby blankets and replaced it with the satin from the wedding dress.  We also made a couple of sashes for future wedding bouquets, a Christmas ornament and a couple of zippered storage pouches.

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We took the outside edges of some of the lace and created a satin ribbon to make the garters[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

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The kerchiefs for her daughters have lace trim.  All three kerchiefs were embroidered with the recipient’s initial and “Love Mom” on them.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

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The ring pillow used some of the lace and bead work.[/ezcol_1third_end]

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We pulled the original binding off these blankets and put new binding made from the WD satin.  We also added and embroidered heart label[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

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The ornament was made from a mix the veil tulle and some of the bits of lace and beadwork from the WD.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

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The two zippered pouches were made from a patchwork of WD materials.[/ezcol_1third_end]

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These sashes are for wrapping a future bridal bouquet[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third]

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We made two stemmed roses for inserting into future bridal bouquets.[/ezcol_1third][ezcol_1third_end]

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We also used the materials from the veil and added lace from the WD to make a new veil.[/ezcol_1third_end]

 

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