Paper Party Dress

Today’s post is a perfect way to get  a little extra mileage out of your scrapbooking supplies. Why not dip into your paper stash and create some adorable decorations for your next party. I discovered this beautiful paper dress on Papered Cottage Blog by Shellye McDaniel. I highly recommend stopping by. You will truly be inspired.

For the skirt, Shellye started with a sheet of 12×12 “He Proposed” paper that she cut in half to measure 6×12. Then scored each piece (lengthwise) at 1/2″ increments.

Then she fan folded both 6×12 pieces and attached them together at one end.  At the bottom, she used a corner-rounding punch on every-other fold (if desired).

Next, she used a 1/8″ hole punch to create holes at the top folds. Threaded a piece of baker’s twine or crochet thread through the holes and then tied around the base of the dress-form. She pulled the tension until the desired ‘gathering’ of the skirt was formed.

For the top, she simply criss-crossed two 1″ wide strips of paper and tucked them behind the ‘waistband’ of the dress. She thought that a banner would be fitting for a bridal shower, so she created one that announces “Bachelorette Party Girls Only.”  She used a rolled flower die for the lei of flowers around the bodice.

For the final touch, Shellye added a couple of the fun feathers to the front and back,  as well as a cute stick pin and satin bow. So Sweet..

My hope is to inspire you to be fearless when it comes to your creativity, to try new things and most important to have fun!

Thanks for visiting & have a very creative day.



He Proposed Paper from Bella Blvd     Bachelorette Party Paper from Bella Blvd   Bridal Shower Paper from Bella Blvd

Bachelorette Extras from Bella Blvd


Rolled Daisy Die-namics from MFT     Fiskars - 3-in-1 Corner Squeeze Punch - Well Rounded


Engaged at Last Flags from Bella Blvd     Take Note Doodle Twine from Doodlebug

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Feathers
  • Ribbon