I've been wanting to make a dress form Christmas tree for a few years and finally got the chance to do it this year. I bought the dress form a few months ago and practiced dressing her up for the fall. I didn't spend one cent decorating her. Everything was either in my yard, garage or basement.
First I attached some heavy duty wire mesh to the form to make a longer skirt. I wired some bistro lights to it, which looked pretty cool to me but this was supposed to be a Christmas tree I was making so I went out to the yard and trimmed some yews, another plant with pretty red and yellow leaves, some seed heads from pompous grass and wired them to the mesh.
For the top I used a scrap piece of burlap I had then made her a belt with magnolia leaves spray painted pewter. The burlap is trimmed with red spray painted magnolia leaves. The leaves were hot glued to twine first.
I'm pretty pleased with how she came out but I'm sure I'll be adding things to her in the next 3 weeks before Christmas.
This was her fall costume.
- Wire dress form
- Wire mesh (you could use chicken wire)
- Glue gun and glue
- Spray paint
- Fabric for the top
- Wire for fastening greenery, lights and wire mesh
Published December 4th, 2016 8:21 PM