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DIY: Dollar Tree Mannequin Christmas Tree

DIY: Dollar Tree Mannequin Christmas Tree

Like many creative souls, I had dreams and desires to become just about everything.  After traveling multiple paths, I finally realized that I really just enjoyed being creative.  So, that’s what I did, and this time – I stuck with.  If you follow me, then you know that my sisters and I thrift a lot!  I found this mannequin at our local Goodwill about two years ago for only $20.  It was hard so using pushpins to drape clothing designs was out of the question.  The body of the mannequin was covered in a thin, grey, velvet-type fabric which gave it a sophisticated look.  However, the mannequin wasn’t functional enough to work with for its intended use, so I knew immediately that I wanted to repurpose it.  With a ton of inspiration during my Christmas shopping trips and Pinterest, this is what I came up with.

I started with  a scrap piece of fabric because I wanted to be able to reuse the mannequin. I’m considering a longer skirt next year or possibly a ball gown inspired Christmas theme – you will need to stay tuned!

Material List:IMG_1154-copy-300x200 DIY: Dollar Tree Mannequin Christmas Tree

  • Christmas Garland (grab 5-6 packs from Dollar Tree)
  • Ribbon (a single roll should be fine, just be sure to pic something that will compliment your current holiday
  • decor)
  • String (I preferred the stretch of nylon from the Knee High panty hose pack at the Dollar Tree)
  • Christmas String lights (Depending on the look you want, 1-2 pack(s) from the Dollar Tree works)
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Scissors

Check out this 4 minute How-To video for step by step instruction along with before and after pics.

IMG_1154-copy-300x200 DIY: Dollar Tree Mannequin Christmas TreeThis project was fun and easy and literally took a single day to complete. Please check it out and let me know what you think.  Be sure to like, comment, share, and subscribe….or just pick one.  LOL!



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