Create delicate nylon flowers to dress up a
wedding gown, veil, or centerpiece. BY MARY BETH KLATT
Photography by Sam Murphy
In the 1950s, women had to wear hosiery to the office or
risk being fired. Naturally, these ladies ended up with a lot of
ripped and snagged pantyhose. Although some tossed these
ruined pairs, the crafty ones cooked up beautiful ways to
reuse them. Many women ended up dyeing and cutting them
up to create flowers for wedding veils, corsages, and hats.
Now those same flowers will set you back a small fortune
on eBay, but you can re-create them for a fraction of the price,
and get a vintage look that would be appropriate on Elizabeth
Taylor in Father of the Bride.