Dress Form Christmas Tree 2015

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Well it is that time of year again! Fall is in the air and that means time to start Christmas projects for myself and to sell in my booth.

I’ve been dreaming of how I would style this Dress form for Christmas since I decoupaged her back in February. You can see the how to decoupage using VAX here!

My inspiration was the short poofy skirt. 

I knew I needed stiff garland to hold the skirt shape, but that stuff is expensive and I needed a lot so I went to Goodwill and lucked up. I found 3 large bags of really nice garland. I spent less than $30.00 and have enough left to deck my halls too.

To start I cut enough garland with wire cutters to wrap around the small of her waist twice. Tying it tight above her hips to prevent it from being pulled down by the weight of the other strands of garland. This is your support to tie everything else too.Dress form Christmas Tree How to

Since I knew I wanted a short skirt for her but needed to give it some poof at the bottom I cut several strands the same length from her waist to the ground so that I could fold in half and tie back in at her waist to make it fuller. The more strands you add the better she will look. Be sure to shape your garland to fit the look you want. Then to make her look complete and fill in her skirt I wrapped her with glittered garland from Big Lots. I went around her instead of vertically for the perfect poofy skirt, and the added glitter was a bonus. ?