Sunday, July 31, 2011

My Saturday Project

Long time no typee from me
Well since it has been awhile you know I have something good to share with you

yep I sure do...Ok so I am doing some craft shows this fall and I am trying
to find some cheap ways to display my creations...
after all my husband said you can sell a pile of shit to someone if it is displayed right...ha.. :)
I thought that was funny..and honestly true...bizarre is int it...

So yesterday morning coffee in hand I started browsing on blogs
and came across this blog
Love it so much...there are so many great ideas over there but this one got my attention

And now my Saturday project began..hehehehe
So I had 2 body forms I wanted to make match and here is body form #1

There are great you can hang it on a wall or hook to display what ever it is
you need to show off...well I decided I did not need the hook so I took
it off and the back of this form is empty as you can see and I
decided I need to find a stand for my form so it can sit up and so I got to thinking and
went down to my basement and found an old lamp base..
well I tried it and it looked like this
I am going to use the old clothes piled up on the table to fill in the back of the
form so it has a little shape in the back for the brown paper bag treatment...
Ok so the more I played with the lamp base the more I just did not like it
Soooooo one must think, think, think and my mother brought over these 2 big
candle stick holders a few weeks back that she no longer wanted and is now my body form base
look at this
I think it is perfect...of course I had to find a slab of scrap wood and then
screw the form to the wood...I drilled a small hole in the wood and then hammered it
down on top of the candle stick holder..(most candle stick holders have those little spikes sticking up so you when you put your candle on stays it was PEFFECT

I am getting both form ready then will do the paper bag treatment....

Ok so now for my other dress form here is before picture

I took off this fabric that was on the form and had ordered a neck cap for the top
of this form a few weeks ago..

Here is what the form looks like all naked...quit your whistling ;)
I then grabbed my paper bags and began to rip away..many many many stripes and
even better some of the bags had a different color and texture to...
Then we went outside to play

Well in the instructions she used Modge Podge to do this treatment...
I did not have any so I used spray glue and then watered down some good old tacky glue
and that is what I used...little paint brush and glued finger tips

I don't know about you but I really love the look of how these are turning out

Aren't they cool?? what do you think...

Now I have 2 matching display dress forms to show off my cowls and scarfs at craft shows and when I need to take pictures for my etsy shop...Psst..there is what the candle stick top looks like with the little spike sticking up I was talking about earlier.. :)

I hope you enjoyed my Saturday project..I sure did...


  1. I REALLY enjoyed your Saturday project. I do love the look of both of these forms! I had seen some dress forms made from taping around an actual person. I was thinking of doing that, but even if I do, I may borrow the paper bag topping idea. I only have one form and that's really not enough for a craft show. I learned that last year. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. :) Hi Libby..thanks for stopping by..hope your enjoying your summer...I have made a body form using the tape as my fb wall pictures i have 3 pictures listed...stop on over and check it husband helped me...

  3. love it! I need to come up with something for feet...been thinking long and hard about it, and have procrastinated so long now, the summer is almost over, so now think I have a lot more time to But really gotta get my foot cast or something....This is great inspiration for me, thank you!

  4. :) your welcome girl...glad you liked it....I thought it was fun and wanna do more now.. do your foot cast and share...I wanna see..