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Craft Love ♥Mini Dress Garland♥

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Craft Love ♥Mini Dress Garland♥
Swap Coordinator:iLoveMail (contact)
Swap categories: Miscellaneous  Art  Paper Crafts 
Number of people in swap:4
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Rating requirement:4.95
Last day to signup/drop:November 7, 2012
Date items must be sent by:November 17, 2012
Number of swap partners:1

This swap idea was originally hosted by @arielrobin a few years ago ; photo is of some garland I made!

These are really cute & there are tons of templates around, or you can just create your own!

For this swap we will make a garland with at least 6 dresses on it. Each dress should be around 6 inches tall; they can be shorter, but no smaller than 4 inches. The width depends on the style of the dress of course. It works best if the dresses are cut from a sturdy card stock, or similar strength, but then you can decorate & embellish them anyway you want. The possibilities are endless - papers, fabric, beads, buttons, stickers, glitter, sequins, fibers....you name it! The theme of the dresses is up to you, i.e. evening gowns, colors, style, as long as its a dress/skirt w/ blouse shape. Though the swap name says "paper", the dresses must be made from more than just scrapbook paper cut in the shape of a dress.

You can choose whatever string/ribbon/fiber you want to "connect" your garland. The length will also depend on the style of the dresses. "Hang" the dresses with mini clothespins, mini hangers or whatever works.

Here are some ideas

and here

and some more here

Here is a template that you can alter into different shapes/styles (i.e. make it longer/shorter/narrow/flared, etc.)

I have a "Klutz" book that came with loads of templates, papers & ideas. You can buy it at most nicer (expensive) toy stores, or I'm happy to e-mail you some templates once partners are assigned :)

Usual group rules apply & I'll check profiles before assigning partners.


CraftyLass 10/17/2012 #

I have 3 different versions of the Klutz Paper Fashions books :D

I "sold" the idea to my other half as a business investment. The books are around £12.99 here. they come with 20 little metal clothes hangers, 3 sheets of templates, glue, sequins, ribbon, gems, beads and LOADS of different printed paper - add a pack of 50 DL or A5 size cards and you can create 50 cute fashion-themed cards for under £20 (they sold for between £3 and £4 each)

iLoveMail 10/17/2012 #

That's the one I have :) It was about $16 or something like that. Are you gonna join?

CraftyLass 10/18/2012 #

I imagine I may well do!! ;)

Any excuse to relive my childhood and make paper dressing dollies!!

iLoveMail 11/ 2/2012 #

Come on watchers! These are so cute!

Johkup 11/ 5/2012 #

What a great swap! So cute dresses. I hope this swap will be arranged again as I don't have the time at the moment!

Gofeen 11/ 5/2012 #

I'd love to join this swap but I'm rather committed with Christmas swaps just now and afraid I might not get it done in time so I hope you repeat it again too.

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