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{Project: Wheelerize} Cut. Glue. Frame. LOVE!


You know how I said that I was going to start focusing on the positives in hopes of yanking myself out of this funk?  Well, I decided to start that off by sharing with you a little project that’s been on my agenda for nearly five years now.  Once I finally got the motivation to start doing something with our house, I knew that I had to finally get this project marked off of my someday to-do list.  My mother-in-law and I finally actually did it a few weeks ago when she was visiting.

It all started with what would likely be a nightmare for many women.  Me.  Scissors.  Wedding Dress.

Oh, yes, my friends, I really did it.  After years of talking about it, I cut up my wedding dress.  I’m downright gleeful over the end result and am so excited to show it off!

DSC_7787First, one last look at my dress before taking the scissors to it.  This is about the time when my mother-in-law asked me if I was SURE I wanted to do this.  I think she was terrified that I was going to cut into it and immediately wish I hadn’t.

DSC_7791 and DSC_7793A few snips in, I realized two things: 1) No wonder wedding dresses are so HOT…look at all those layers of fabric!  and B) I really should have pinned the dress before I started cutting.

DSC_7795So, I threw some pins into the fabric and resumed my cutting.

DSC_7798 and DSC_7803Then, I ran it through my sewing machine so that the fabric wouldn’t all fray.

DSC_7814 and DSC_7818My mother-in-law came up with the idea of using a piece of acid free board to form the dress around, and she suggested that we cut it on the sides to give it a bit of an hourglass shape.  So smart!  Once the board was ready, we used Tacky Glue to glue the top half of the dress to the board (we only did the top of the dress, as we wanted the bottom portion to hang like it naturally would, rather than being formed around the board).  Then, we threw some clothes pins all around the edges to hold it in place while the glue dried (more geniusness courtesy of mother-in-law!).

DSC_7832 and DSC_7809Once the glue was dried, mother-in-law hand stitched the bottom and prettyfied the bow for me.  And just a few hours after we started the project, it was ready for me to tuck inside its shadow box.

DSC_7833 Seriously.  Gleeful!

And do you want to know what makes this project even more glee worthy?  The only expense that I had was the shadow box.  The one I got is regularly $50, but I picked it up when Michaels had a sale going on.  The sale price, combined with a coupon for an additional 25% off my frame purchase found me bringing it home for just $15!




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29 Responses to “{Project: Wheelerize} Cut. Glue. Frame. LOVE!”

  • This was such a brilliant idea! It looks awesome.
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  • Oh wow! That is BEAUTIFUL!! so unique too! Love love love it! Thank you for linking up on Successful Saturdays!!
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  • Bj:

    Wow, you are one BRAVE woman! The first cut would have been difficult for me but what a keepsake you made! Thanks for linking up to the party.

    • Ironically, I was considerably more nervous doing the sewing part of the project. I didn’t even think twice before taking the scissors to it, but I was trembling a bit when I did that part. Far more a reflection on what a beginner I am in the world of sewing, but still a bit ridiculous, I’m sure. lol

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  • LOVE it!! :)
    This is what i’ve been planning on doing with my wedding dress too (also for almost 5 years!! ;)
    Thanks for “taking-the-plunge”, showing us that it can be done, it looks AWESOME! & providing the tips and encouragement! :)

    ~ Sally from Frills & Fun

    • Thank you, Sally. And thanks for visiting my blog.

      I love hearing that someone else is planning to do this. People have always looked at me like I was INSANE when I said that I was intending to do this, and I’m pretty sure most (including mother-in-law, as she admitted that day) thought it would never actually happen. It makes such an amazing piece of art work in our home, though. If you do decide to do it, I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.

  • What a cool idea! I don’t have the courage to take scissor to my dress. I’ve seen another blogger cut up her wedding dress to make special pillows for her daughters.
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  • Great work Aramelle… I confess I would be TERRIFIED about cutting into a wedding dress – you are braver than me!
    But it certainly is a very clever way to enjoy such a special dress and display it beautifully and practically.
    You did a great job :)

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