A Repurposed Wedding Craft

August 25th

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. 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 bridesdude.

For Kara's Wedding

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.

For Kara's Wedding

Using Goody hair clips, a bit of heavy pink felt and hot glue, voila — project completed.

For Kara's Wedding

For Kara's Wedding

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? Love that.

Good luck Kara and Ryan! Wishing you a life of happiness!



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  1. I’m in love with them!!! I may or may not have put one in my hair when I opened the package and flounced around the house, humming the bridal song…

    And let’s not be modest, Kelli – I received some beautiful handmade Thank You cards and letterhead in the package too!

    <3 <3

  2. I love the silver sea star (btw, Rory wanted me to remind you they are sea stars not starfish ;))…I swear I can’t make this stuff up 😉 Beautiful! Glad you are having such fun in CO. I had the same experience (minus the bathing suit) white water rafting. I would have rather done anything else, but once I was done (Snake River in WY) I wanted to go again and again.

    My Dad and bro have done the Mokimack (sp) trip down the CO (like a week or 12 days or something) AMAZING fun they say. They can’t wait until Rory is 12 and old enough to join them!

  3. Beautiful, really beautiful and so special that they’re handmade by a friend.

  4. So lovely Kelli! You are so talented! And congratulations to you Kara and Ryan! It must be such an exciting time for you!

  5. Beautiful job, Kelli! Congrats to Kara!