Thursday, August 16, 2012

French Tabletop Mannequin

I’ve been keeping my eyes open for a tabletop size mannequin for my craft/sewing room.   I haven’t found anything I like so far, so I decided to dress up  my own.  I found this paper mache dress form in the jewelry section at Joann’s {they also carry fabric ones in the sewing section, but I didn’t care for the fabrics on them}.

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I pulled out some scrapbook paper that I already had of document papers and motifs in a black and natural background, some Mod Podge and a sponge brush.

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I decided that if I had gotten a fabric one, the stand would be black, so I used the black background paper on the “stand” portion on mine.  I had all different sizes and strips of the paper to get this portion filled in.

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I then cut the natural background paper into strips to, hopefully, attach them a little more easily to the mannequin.   On the curved areas I snipped into the pieces so that they would fit the “body” a bit more easily.

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Here she is totally covered!  Once it was all covered, I did a top coat of the Mod Podge over the whole thing.

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I tried to use a full image on the back at least.

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I couldn’t leave it alone there!  I added a blingy button {I cut the back off} to the neck area.

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And made a mini apron for her to wear. 

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I had this iron-on already done and in a folder where I keep extras and I thought it worked perfect for this project, especially since it is going in my sewing room and I embellish aprons!

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The apron is just a little Osnaberg scrap, as is the ruffle, and the black and white check is a thin ribbon I had in my supplies that fit the size perfectly.

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I think it’s cute and pretty at the same time!

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53 comments:

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Kathy, this is so cute! I love it! The apron just makes this! You're so creative and talented!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Kathy, I love it... it's so pretty and the apron is adorable.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

Very adorable Kathy!
Susan

Creative Wings Boutique said...

Kathy I luv it....
Hugs

Gail said...

O'Kathy, that is just adorable! I love the blingy button!! Thanks for your help yesterday...I've finished the cedar chest. Enjoy your day, Gail

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Kathy! Just recently, I saw a little table top mannequin at TJ Maxx and was so tempted. I considered using it to hold earrings but it was too tall. Your personally embellished model is much, much cuter!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

She is adorable! Love the apron!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Looks great Kathy

I gave a lot of those manis away. Some lady sent me about a dozen of them lol

Xoxo

Marla and Steve said...

Could that be any cuter??? You are always so creative.

Judy said...

That is so pretty. I love the bling and the apron!!

stefanie said...

super cute!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, this is so cute and you are so crafty. Love the mod podge, but the apron just makes it. How cute is that. Hugs, Marty

Olive Cooper said...

Kathy, this is far better than any I have seen. It is beautiful. Olive

Kristens Creations said...

Oh how cute Kathy! Love it...so glad you joined the party.


♥ Sonny ♥ said...

thats mighty pretty Kathy.

you are so creative.

Blondie's Journal said...

This is so neat, Kathy! You really jazzed her up nicely!! SO cute!

XO,
Jane

Okio B Designs said...

VERY cute! Love that little apron. Wish my Barbies had something like that when I was little. ;)

J

Ruby Jean said...

Oh.. Kathy, isn't she Beautiful!! You did a LOVELY job. Now all's you need is a small crystal or glass knob for the top.

BECKY said...

You are so clever! This turned out soo beautifully, Kathy!! Just love her!! And that little image is so sweet!
Hope you're having a great week!!
Hugs,
Becky

Julie@chiclittleshop said...

wow. I absolutely adore your little mannequin. I love mannequin. Great job!

Julie x

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh, this is adorable!! Keep her handy for my dress form ball in February, she will certainly be the Belle of the Ball!!

Carol

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

She is just DARLING!!! Her apron too! Too fun!
Deb

missy said...

It's adorable..You're amazing..

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I have been looking for a mannequin forever, when I find one it's usually to much $$$. I really like how you covered this, it really came out so charming and cute. Love how you used a full sheet on the back. So pretty

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Oh my gosh Kathy I LOVE IT!!

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

The mannequin is just TOO CUTE! I love the print mod-podged on it, and the apron is precious!

melissa @ daisymaebelle.com said...

Totally cute! The apron is just precious - the perfect touch!

Lisa said...

Oh my Gosh I love this! I've been looking for a small one about this size for my new laundry room. I'll have to see if I can find one at a local craft store.. I LOVE the apron. Great job.

Nook and Cranny said...

I LOVE it, great job...
I specially love the apron.
Thanks for sharing.
I will look for one of these at my local JoAnn's store for I am inspired by yours.
Michele

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

That is the cutest thing! And, the apron just adds that little something special. Thank you for popping in for a visit and the sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-10.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Jamie said...

Kathy, I love the papers that you chose! The apron and the blingy piece are so cute. It looks great in the spot where you're keeping it. ~ Jamie

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Your form is better than anything you could have bought! You "dressed" her in such chic "clothes"! I would love you to share this at TUTORIALS TIPS AND TIDBITS, going on now

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

How cute is that! Especially love the blingy little button!

Pamela said...

Kathy
that turned out adorable lady!! I LOVE it!!

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

awesome from start to finish awesome so elegant and creative.
RaNae

Geneva said...

Your little tabletop mannequin turned out so cute. Everything is just right ... not to much, not to little. Good Job!

Marisa said...

That is so adorable! I have that paper too! The apron is the perfect touch.

lynn said...

adorable cute, kathy! i'm loving the ruffles:)

Gina said...

I thought this was adorable and then you added the apron just kicking it up a notch. I love it!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Your tabletop mannequin is so cute Kathy! Love the embellishment!

Debbiedoo's said...

This my friend is adorable. I love that you even made a little apron. TOO CUTE! Happy Saturday to you.

Andrea said...

So cute, and how perfect for your craft/sewing room!

SavannahGranny said...

Kathy, this is so adorable. It is probably much prettier that something you might have found "ready made".
The little apron was a touch of genius.
Thanks for sharing, Ginger

Rebecca said...

Totally fabulous makeover! LOVE IT Kathy!

xoRebecca

Sue said...

You are my most creative friend, Kathy! The little apron is the icing on the cake with this mannequin. But that apron you wore at our workshop today was the cutest thing ever. Loved the tie. :-)

LuLu Kellogg said...

I have about 6 of these waiting to be dressed! Will send you a photo of one I did earlier this year!

I love what you did with yours!

LuLu~*xoxo

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Adorable, love the apron....

Kelly said...

That is adorable! You can make the neatest things. That's a perfect accent for your sewing room.

The Farmer's Daughter said...

Prettier than anything you could buy! Thanks for stopping by The Country Farm Home!

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Quite cool, Kathy. The apron was a great touch.

Angie@Echoes of Laughter said...

That is so cute Kathy! Love the apron..so pretty on her...and the sparkly button at the neck too! What a lovely creation to have on your desk! Angie xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Another cute cute idea. What a great new look.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Kathy, I just saw your feature over at Kristen's! How did I miss this?? Absolutely adorable!! You have created a masterpiece!

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