Future Projects - Prom Dresses into Play Aprons?


I've received a few fancy dresses from Helping Hands to make into something usable to give to the community members. These dresses all had stains or broken zippers, making them unsuitable as prom dresses. I think they'd make cute child dress up aprons, though! I could use some ideas from you all!

I'm going to play with this apron pattern. Look simple enough! (Famous last words!)


Theodora said this green dress would make a great Tiana costume. It has really beautiful beading. Might embellish with some lilypad flowers and a white satin underskirt?


The only pink princess I can think of is Aurora. Will try to find some gold trim. Any other characters pretty in pink?


I also have a couple of long, plain black satin dresses (no pic) Not sure which characters those would work well with. Maybe I could turn them into Christmas Tree skirts?

This is a seriously cute vintage Montgomery Ward dress. Trust me, it's prettier in person. Might just turn it into an adult cooking apron?


And then there's this. Look at those puffed shoulders!


And matching shoulder pads!


The zipper doesn't go down so far in the back. There should be enough material for a set of mommy and me aprons.

I'd like these aprons to kind of grow with the child for a few years. What would be the best way to change the length of the neck strap? D-rings? Velcro?

Let me know if you have any ideas!



DIY Corrugated Cardboard Gift Box


Have any corrugated cardboard? Make these craft corrugated cardboard gift boxes!

Mike's work was getting rid of unused office supplies. So he called and asked if I wanted the cardboard to craft with.

"Yes, Please!"

Wine Cork Place Cards


Pretty wine cork place cards!

Neck Tie Scrunchies


I've been volunteering with Helping Hands MN, a charity that collects donations from the community and holds free shopping events for those in need. Apparently, no one is in need of old polyester ties in blah colors, hahaha! So I needed to find a way to upcycle these ties into something people might like.

I didn't have enough pretty ties in coordinating colors to make pillow covers or a table runner ... but I did have enough to make an assortment of scrunchies!

Locker Bin Gift Basket


These super-cute metal Locker Bin organizers were at Wal-Mart last week. $4.88 each. They actually each come with a cardboard shelf, adding height and making them perfect for assembling gift baskets!

I tried to find a variety of items to hit the sweet, salty and sour taste buds. Also looked for items of varying size/shape/height.



 I was able to use the slots on each end to stuff money under the cardboard shelf ... since I had forgotten to put the money in there before adding all the food :-/.