Just last week, I happened to be cleaning my daughter's cupboard and I hit upon her baby frocks which she had outgrown and along with it, the little clothes hangers! OMG, so many of them, tucked inside and I was just wondering what to do with them....
How can this be re used...and I came up with this. Due credit to the l'le frocks too for being the partner in crime and inspiring me to do this....
I gave the hanger a makeover and decided to make it a display holder for a frock shaped photo card! And yes, the frock is cut out of an empty cereal carton!
Little baby frocks are soooo cute and I had the thrill and pleasure of sewing this one up ! I chose a lovely shade of lavender and blue for this frock and kept the embellishing minimum so the colors show.
The cute yoke is a CL doily die cut, (DL101)which has been inked with milled lavender and seedless preserves and I have used a CL daisy(B310) to make this cute little flower as the button, again inked with broken china. Looks like a lovely lace cut...
A lovely blue printed Washi tape highlights the middle and the base of the frock with some lavender pearls that adds to the delicate beauty! A cute blue bow highlights the front.
The image is a photocopy from my daughter's baby book! Isn't that cute? I just adhered it to an ornate oval die cut and made it the focal point in the frock. This also acts a photo mat and have embellished it with CL sunflower(DL121) and daisy die, all inked again in broken china and seedless preserves.The sentiment is from the net and just says it all!
The hem line is the MS lace punch and have inked it too. The stitch lines give the frock a lovely feel and I actually got the experience of sewing a frock!
The frock is attached only at the shoulders and so easily slips into the hanger. The inside flap is simple with some stamping all around, a photo mat open on one side with some journaling tags peeping out! The embellies on this page is only buttons.
The hanger has been spray painted in lavender and have tied a simple bow with pink net cloth and a lovely CL flower adds to the beauty.
I know a frock card is not new, but I have tried to alter this as a photo display and along with the hanger, this actually makes a lovely decor item for the kids room. I am planning to gift this to a friend who had a baby girl and shall await her feedback! My little one actually thought it was a new frock for her!
Do let me know your feedback on this altered frock and hanger as a deco piece...am sure you can make one too! This is a lovely way to display your children's early childhood memories...planning to make a boy version of this for my son too!
Now I am glad, I cleaned up my daughter’s room and am NOT throwing those hangers! How about you????
Thanks so much for stopping by and putting up with my detailed post!!!
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