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We are celebrating our 25th anniversary this year and I would like to give each of our four children something made out of my wedding dress. Any ideas?
A shadow box with some fabric from your gown as the background and some ornamentation from your dress in the foreground. Then put pictues from your wedding day in.
Are they married? If not, my mom has a beautiful bag filled with the cards from their wedding. One could be made from your dress.
In olden days, a baby's baptism gown was made from the wedding dress, if it was white. (It used to be, a white wedding dress meant you were wealthy enough to afford a dress that would only be worn once, not that you were a virgin, as people think now.)
Honestly, anything you have made or make would certainly be treasured by your children. I know I would bawl!
Some fun ideas I've seen, besides the good ones above, include: Christmas ornaments or stockings, framed piece of fabric dress, with invitation or flowers from the bouquet (kind of along the shadow box lines), clothing for ollector-type doll or teddy bear.
You could make some lovely angel keepsakes with the material. Go to - craftown.com - they have free angel craft projects. Click on "just angels". The Victorian Lace Angel is beautiful. They have 29 angel crafts. I hope this helps. Happy Anniversary.
First of all, Congratulations!!
I would make a quilted throw, using blocks from the dress and blocks from the colors you had used in your wedding. Also, if you have a picture of you and your husband transfer it to a fabric sheet and use it as a center block. If you're not used to quilting or sewing, just use big blocks ( 8 - 12 inch square) and mix up the colors. You could trace a heart shape in the middle of each square, except the picture block, sew along the lines using a running stitch.
No matter what you decide, your children are going to cherish it!! Good luck!!
Make a pillow for future ring bearers. Nice keep sake for your children
Clutch purse made from your dress is a possibility. My mother had several sequin tops that I'm making into clutch purses for her nieces and daughter-in-laws. Depending on the material you're using consider a drawsting purse.
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