Any ideas on how to turn or recycle wedding dresses to crafts?

Ruth Cobbett
by Ruth Cobbett
wondering what kind of crafts I can do to recycle old Lacey and satin wedding dresses
  15 answers
  • Dysko7710 Dysko7710 on May 28, 2017
    Here is a link with some fun ideas in it, and pinterest has tons of ideas if you just go to and search diy upcycled wedding dress ideas:

  • C2i16033439 C2i16033439 on May 28, 2017
    My friend made her babies baptismal gown out of her wedding dress.

  • Jeannie Herman Jeannie Herman on May 28, 2017
    I have heard of ladies making their children's first communion or baptism clothes. Also, their daughter's garter belts for their weddings.

  • Davidm Davidm on May 29, 2017
    I saw someone at an art show cover theirs with tons of different spices in tea bags looked really cool and doesn't seem to tough to do.

  • Tikva Morrow Tikva Morrow on May 29, 2017
    I was just looking into the same thing for my veil! The most exciting idea I found was making jewelry out of it. Like pendant earrings and necklaces that have lace overlay. You could pass it down as family heirlooms. Good luck!

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on May 30, 2017
    I'd try to donate them for brides who can't afford one, like Fairy Tale Brides or the Salvation Army...I once turned one into a Christening gown for my sister's baby (it was her gown so it stayed in the family). You can also make doll clothes out of it (a mini wedding dress?)

  • Madilyn Madilyn on May 30, 2017
    How about a table runner or doilies? You can also use the lace for pillow shams, curtains or valance or as trim for clothing items. You could add lace to camisole shirts at the neck, around the tops of socks that poke out of boots or trim on shorts. Lace on shorts is all of the rage right now!

  • C. D. Scallan C. D. Scallan on May 30, 2017
    There is a lady at our local hospital who makes beautiful gowns for babies that are born with terminal illnesses to be buried in . The ladies in our community donate their wedding dresses to the cause . Is there a charity like this in your area ?

  • Constance Schrock Constance Schrock on May 31, 2017
    I used mine to make a skirt for my first grandchilds bassinet.

  • Carol Jungmann-Crump Carol Jungmann-Crump on May 31, 2017
    My sister made me a teddy bear and pillow out of mine (she also made the dress).

  • Sandy Williams Sweigert Sandy Williams Sweigert on May 31, 2017
    Wedding gowns have plenty of fabric and lace to make Christening gowns

  • Monica Lynn Habib Monica Lynn Habib on Jun 02, 2017
    Lamp shades!

  • Dana Baier Dana Baier on Jun 04, 2017
    You can always donate your wedding dress to any Angel Gown group in your area. These groups take the dresses & create Angels Gowns for babies who do not come home from the hospital. The gowns are donated to hospitals free of charge!

  • Karen Karen on Jun 08, 2017
    i have seen numerous ideas for this- although im not a seamstress. I have seen baby baptism gowns made, pillows, curtains, bed skirts, blouses, skirts, etc.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Sep 01, 2022

    Make a Christening Gown. Wedding Cushion. Dress cushions for Bed. Skirt and top maybe?