Monday, February 10, 2014
A Marilyn Arnold pillow; photo provided by Marilyn
What do you do with your wedding dress?
Some people want to hang onto their wedding gowns forever — and that’s fine. Others choose to sell or donate their dresses.
But another option is to turn your gown into something else — something beautiful (and useful) that isn’t hidden away in a closet.
Marilyn Arnold Designs can create a gorgeous pillow (or maybe multiple pillows) for you; the one above is just a sample of the many styles of pillows she’s created. As she suggests, you could give these to your children (or grandchildren) — or keep them for yourself. You can read about how Marilyn came to start her business in The New York Times. [via Grace Lidia Suarez]
Another option is to turn your wedding dress into a quilt; Quilts by Kate made the one above.
And The Patchwork Bear can create one of its bears from your wedding dress, if the fabric is one that will work for a bear.