How to Make a Dress Form Holiday Tree

The Mannequin Madness design team has been making Dress Form Christmas Trees for retailers since 2014.

For a chance for you to win a prize for your design in our 2nd annual Dress Form Christmas Tree contest click here

We are experts at making them and we have learned tricks and tricks along the way that we want to share with you so you can design your own.

Scroll down to find:

-digital tutorials

-how to guides

-links to youtube videos 

-resources for supplies and decoration
For inspirational examples of Dress Form Christmas trees from around the world, visit our  board  Pinterest .

The Pinterst board is categorized by themes to make it easy for you to find the style you like. 

Digital Tutorials for Making a Dress form Christmas Tree

We have digital tutorials with step by step instructions for the 4 most popular styles of dress form Christmas trees. 

The tutorials are just $1.99 each.

We will send you all four tutorials for free if you buy a new or used dress form from us in the month of November & December.  Just email us your order number with TUTORIALS PLEASE in the subject line.

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Best Selling Dress Forms for a Dress Form Christmas Tree

We have curated a list of the favorite styles of dress forms that people use for making their holiday tree.

There is no “right” or “wrong” dress form style to use. It is a matter of personal preference.

Whether you want a

-cloth dress form in white or black

-a dress form that comes on a stand with wheels 

-a wire dress form
All these styles are in our collection.

Free "How To" Guides for Dress Form Christmas Trees

What style of dress form is best for making a dress form Christmas tree?

How can I accessorize my tree with angel wings?

Can I make a dress form Christmas tree without using chicken wire?

How can I decorate the bodice of the tree with a corset?

All of these questions and more are answered in our free how to guides.

Free “How To” Guides

Supplies to Make and Decorate a Dress Form Tree

We recommend for their unique variety of deco mesh, ribbon, garland that the national crafting store chains don't carry. 

Papermart offers a 10% to our customers. Enter the code MMDress10 at checkout.

For additional decoration and embellishments we a curated list of products from vendors in our Amazon store.

The products are divided into categories:
-angel wings, 
-chicken wire and more


Youtube Tutorials for Making a Dress Form Tree

We created a playlist on YouTube with various crafters demonstratining how they make a dress form Christmas Tree.

Many of the youtube tutorials are not as detailed as our digital tutorials, but they are still helpful. 

View The Playlist

Dress Form Christmas Trees are Eco-Friendly

Dress Form Christmas Trees are an eco-friendly and fashion forward alternative to a traditional Christmas tree.

After Christmas is over you can remove the decorations and use the dress form to display jewelry, clothing or accessories. You can't do that with a traditional Chrismtas tree!

Or you can repurpose the tree for other seasonal displays.

Click the links below for  examples of them used for -

Valentine's Day

Mardi Gras

Spring or Easter 

Fall & Halloween 

That is why we now sometimes refer to them as Dress Form Holiday Trees versus Dress Form Chrismtas trees. They can be used all year round. 

Some people also call them Diva Trees.