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« on: December 20, 2008 05:39:23 AM »

My little sister is getting married on New Year's Eve, and I am still struggling to come up with ideas for what to make her for a Wedding gift. My Father passed away eight years ago, and I wanted to do something that would make him a part of her wedding somehow. No, I don't want to have whatever it is at her wedding, or give it to her on her wedding day because I don't want to depress her. However, I know how much it bothers her that he's not here to walk her down the aisle. I have no idea what I could do that wouldn't be chinsky, though.

In case no one has any ideas that could involve my Dad, her wedding colors and navy blue and silver. Her fiancee is in the navy, and she loves that. Any ideas on something nice I could make her at all? I know it's kinda close, but I can't really do things unless I feel the crunch. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2008 08:15:11 PM »

I know that a lot of brides wrap ribbon around their bouquets for the weddings. Maybe you could get a small picture frame or 2 and attach them to the bow on the bouquet? That way he would still be with her as she walked down the aisle and it would hopefully be more happy than depressing!

« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2008 07:11:00 PM »

IF you have some of your fathers old clothes and if you quilt, using the old clothes to make a patchwork quilt is a nice idea. I read about that idea in a magazine long after my mom had donated my fathers clothes Sad

I really like Capt_Jordi 's idea !

My cousin placed a photo of her dad on the alter. It was a nice tribute to him.

Good luck!
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2008 08:27:59 PM »

Somewhere on craftster, there's a post about someone who, like Capt_Jordi suggested, sandwiched pictures of her grandparents between two small pieces of glass (I think they were microscope slides) and soldered around, then tied them to the ribbons on her bouquet.  If you looked up slide pendents in the jewelry board, I'm sure you'd find a tutorial.

It's possible that something like that wouldn't depress your sister, but make her feel your father's presence.  You might want to talk to her about it and see where she stands just in case it would upset her.

The quilt is a great idea, and you could incorperate some photos of your father, using photo transfer paper.  Even if you don't have any of his clothes, a white and navy photo quilt wound be quite touching.

Jamais sans mes ciseaux.
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