Category Archives: Wedding Gown Conversions

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Baptism Baby Blankets created from a Wedding Dress

Is your wedding dress stuck in a box in the attic? Have you thought about converting it into something else?  Here is one idea for you…Baptism Blankets for your kids or grandkids.

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Transforming this wedding dress was our first project from Fargo, North Dakota.  Since we are about 1400 miles away from each other, we coordinated everything by mail.

Starting with a phone conversation, we discussed the age and condition of the wedding dress and needs of the family.

Wedding Dress Conversion to Baptism Baby Blanket by Once Upon a Time Creation

After Once Upon a Time Creation received the wedding dress, we finalized the design by sending pictures and discussing ideas by text. Our goal is to honor the style of the original wedding dress while also meeting the needs of the keepsake’s recipient.

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After the creation was complete, we took pictures to send before shipping. It’s so hard to wait until the package arrives to see a custom creation!

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Before putting in the shipping box, we carefully wrapped the Baptism Blankets in plastic and tissue to ensure safe travels. We always ship Fed Ex because they are fast and the tracking is spot on.

After the package was delivered, we waited with bated breath. We were so happy when Cheryl texted how happy she was with her creations.  Here is Cheryl’s review posted on our website, “I am so very happy with the blanket Jen made for me! Worth every penny to have this keep sake in the family for generations!”

No matter how many projects we create, we are always nervous until the recipient receives their keepsake. We understand how precious your treasured clothing is and do our very best to create the gift you and your family will love.

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If you would like Once Upon a Time Creation to design a custom keepsake for you, please visit: www.OnceUponaTimeCreation.com or email jen at onceuponatimecreation dot com

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What can I do with my wedding dress?

Is your wedding dress in a box in the attic? Covered up in your closet? In a bag in storage? Wouldn’t you love to enjoy your dress again?

With Valentine’s Day approaching, it brings my thoughts to love and that amazing day when we professed that love and rejoiced in it with our friends and family. From beginning to end, it was a celebration of a new life together. Seriously, what is not to love about your wedding day? Doting husband…amazing guests…meaningful ceremony…great food…flowing drinks…your favorite music…and, of course, the dress!

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Reliving little wedding day moments is so much easier when you are holding something in your hands that reminds you of that special day. Did you know that that “something” could be your gorgeous gown? There are so many ways you can transform your dress so you can love it again.

Without further ado, here are some ideas for you…

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Bridal wristlets have always been popular wedding shower gifts from Mom to the bride-to-be. Created from Mom’s (or Grandmom’s) gown, this piece of history served as “Something Old and Something New” and connected generations in a special way. While this is still a fabulous idea, we have seen a growing trend of women creating wristlets for themselves from their own gowns.

Wouldn’t it be fun to be able to carry your wedding dress with you every time you have a date night or get fancy? Not only are these wristlets beautiful and meaningful, they are so versatile. They look fabulous with any color dress for the big nights out and they also bring that jeans and pumps outfit to the next level. It’s big enough for all your night out essentials, but you will have to leave the sippy cup at home.

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Since a wedding dress normally has quite a bit of fabric to work with, you can also share your piece of history with your family.

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If there is an upcoming wedding, a ring bearer pillow is an instant family heirloom that can be shared and passed down when the big days arrive.

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Boys can get in on the fun, too, with a handkerchief made from your dress.

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Throw pillows are another great way to love your wedding dress again. Each gown is so unique and all that loveliness showcases beautifully on a pillow.

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Of all these custom keepsakes, ornaments may be my favorite. I have heard from so many clients that they keep their ornament out all year, hanging it in a special place to enjoy every day.

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Just think how long we all treasure our ornaments. Each year, when we decorate the tree, we reminisce about the story behind each piece. Whether your wedding dress ornaments are created from your gown or another family member’s gown, you will come away with a tangible piece of history connecting generations.

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Thanks so much for allowing me to share these ideas with you. Hopefully, you are inspired to get your wedding dress out of storage and love it again.  A creation from your wedding gown would make a great Valentine’s gift!

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If you would like Once Upon a Time Creation to help you transform your wedding dress into beautiful, custom keepsakes you can enjoy for years to come, please visit: Gift Ideas Created from Wedding Gowns.