How to Recycle Your Wedding Dress (Or Other Piece of Clothing That Holds Memories Within Its Threads)
You now how it goes.
Gorgeous wedding day, fortune spent on your wedding dress, then after the big day it sits in the suit carrier in the wardrobe.
So, guess what, as part of my streamlining and feeble attempts at leading a more minimal life style I decided to cut it up!
Yes really, you heard me right, CUT IT UP!
Well, to be honest I paid someone else to cut it up.
OK, take a breath. I paid loads of cash for a frock and then paid to destroy it?
Amy at Bowman Bears is my total hero. She was up to the task and took to the scissors with bravery and fortitude.
Look who she made for me! AWESOME!
So, if you’ve been hanging on to the piece of fabric that previously played a part in an important day in your life, give it a new lease of life!
Don’t hide it in a cupboard, get it out and reinvent it.
If you can’t face it becoming a bear, or a cushion, or even contemplate the scissors blades ever going near it, then how about donating it, or selling it on.
Clutter weighs you down.
Things do not change, we change. Sell your clothes and keep your thoughts. – Henry David Thoreau
I kept my dress because it was expected, it was sentimental, it was beautiful, it was in a bag, it was hidden from view.
I loved my dress but knew it was never going to be worn again!
I don’t miss it, I now have a daily reminder, it’s happy, tactile and it’s there everyday to make me smile!
Memories are in your head not your cupboards.
I’m not being paid to write this post, I just wanted to share a brilliant business that helps create permanent memories from old clothes. Yes, they can make bears and other items from Dad’s old shirt or a lost loved one’s sweatshirt too. Just follow the link below to see what they do:
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