Dressing Up My Act

This is the only craft that's been on my mind for the past month. Our church's Ladies Jubilee is just six weeks away and we're working furiously to get the crafts done to go in the ladies' gift bags. And we only have to make 400 of everything!

These sweet little dresses are made of a napkin skirt with a cardstock top. Danny made the hangers out of 18-gauge wire - he can whip out 50 in less than two hours!

I traced the tops from a sample we found at a gift shop, and then copied it onto colored cardstock. If you'd like the pattern, leave me your e-mail address and I'll send it to you. Then I cut them out (with some help from a very dear friend) and stamped the palm trees on them.

The skirts are made from folded napkins - once you get it figured out, it takes about 30 seconds to fold up. They are square napkins, unfolded and accordion folded in the back.

Then the skirts are taped inside the blouses with double stick tape. So pretty! Embellish them with ribbon and you're done!

Our theme this year is faithfulness, so we're using Psalm 92:12-13 as our verse.

The righteous shall flourish like the palm tree: he shall grow like a cedar in Lebanon. Those that be planted in the house of the LORD shall flourish in the courts of our God.

With the palm tree as our theme, I decorated these dresses with a palm tree stamp. Vary the paper and colors for whatever your event and theme.


  1. Hi Laura...I was given your card from the gift basket rec'd by Missy Kessler Missionary to Bulgaria (a VERY close friend)...she also gave me this adorable craft you made! What a fantastic idea! We have a ladies luncheon each year..so any ideas I glean quickly. You can visit me at my craft and see our ideas if you'd like..I also have a devotional blog and one on my breast cancer journey...

    I plan to visit you often..a very nice blog
    God bless your endeavors to encourage others.


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