Kara emailed me a couple of months ago. In preparation for her fall wedding, she’d altered her mom’s wedding gown and had some fabric leftover. Weddings are an event that everyone treasures in their life. However, there is a lot of planning involved in a wedding– from selecting the perfect dress to selecting a venue (like a Wedding Venue in Dallas, TX) and everything in between. Yes, it is indeed true! Planning a wedding means taking care of lots of things (and all at once) like venues, dresses, the food, guest lists, and even hiring photographers (like the ones who specialize in wedding photography Virginia Beach, for instance), there are many factors that need to be considered. As it was a special moment for her and since she trusted me with her dress, I wanted to do something special. Could I do something with the fabric? Say, whip up a few flower clips for the wedding party’s hair? Oh, and a small pin for her male rides dude.
It took a bit of research, but I finally found and used this great tutorial. Deciding what to use for the center button was the biggest challenge. I finally picked mother of pearl buttons and silver starfish. I thought they complimented the cream color of the fabric and looked polished together.
Using Goody hair clips, a bit of heavy pink felt, and hot glue, voila – project completed. I tried a minimalistic approach with these accessories. With all the wedding decorations, gowns, and other accessories, I wanted the hair clips to have a subtle appearance.
The project turned out to be a success. I am hoping that all the bridesmaids will look beautiful with my repurposed hair clips. Kara might have promised me a few pictures from her wedding. She may hire a professional for Cleveland wedding photography, and I may get to see someone adorned with my creation. I think I could do more of such repurpose assignments for weddings and other celebrations.
Nothing makes me happier than repurposing materials, especially for a friend’s big day! Plus, how sweet is it that Kara’s wearing her mama’s gown? I Love that.
Good luck Kara and Ryan! Wishing you a life of happiness!