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