Hello friends. This week the Heart2Heart Challenge is home décor. While I was roaming around Pinterest yesterday, I found a picture of map dresses – that’s right – dresses made out of maps. They were absolutely adorable and I just had to try making my own paper dresses. Now the ones on Pinterest didn’t have any instructions on how to make them, so I went ahead and made it up! I also decided to frame them so they could be used as home décor. Here’s the first of four.I used the Chantilly paper pack from Close To My Heart for all the dresses.Each dress bottom consists of a strip of card stock that measures 3 3/4″ by 10 1/2″. It was scored at every 1/2″ interval and then folded to get a box pleat. You could do an accordion fold as well, which I’m sure would look equally as cute.Once the pleats were folded, I gathered them together at the top and stapled them to form a waist. For the background mattes I used cardstock in the coordinating colours of the paper pack – Pear, Buttercup, Twilight, and Cotton Candy.For the tops of the dresses, I cut squares and then cut out arm holes and/or collars or straps, depending on the style I was going for.The staples on the skirt part of the dress were covered with a cumberbund or ribbon, depending on where the urge took me!And another little strappy number!I used some IKEA frames I had lying around to frame the dresses up. The great thing about these frames is they are about an inch deep so they can be used like shadow boxes. Perfect for my little dresses. Wouldn’t these be cute in a little girl’s room?
Hope you’re having a great weekend. Have a crafty day!