DIY Projects with Mannequins

On this page are examples of the most popular ways people use mannequins as a canvas for functional or decorative art projects.

Dress form Christmas trees are so popular we have a separate page for them here.

On each category below you will find links to youtube tutorials  and links to our  Pinterest board.

If you have created a mannequin DIY project please share it on our  Facebook Group 

And if you have a video tutorial email it to us so we can add it on our youtube playlist. 

HALLOWEN DECORATIONS WITH MANNEQUINS

Whether you like your Halloween displays to ghoulish, creepy or humorous - a mannequin or a mannequin body part is the perfect prop.

Visit this Pinterest Board to be inspired by the many ways people incorporate mannequins in their  Halloween displays.  

For tutorials on youtube on using mannequins for Halloween displays click here

Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this.

We invite you to join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.

WOOD U BEND ON MANNEQUINS

Wood U Bend is a type of heat-bendable decorative wood moulding that can be adhered to just about any surface.

In the past people would apply these moulding to furniture and home interiors. But it has become popular to use them on mannequins

Visit this Pinterest board for examples of WoodUBend on mannequins.

To watch youtube tutorials using Wood U Bend products Click here


Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this. We invite you join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.


MANNEQUINS AS LAMPS

The Christmas Story leg lamp is  the most well known style of mannequin lamp.
 
But mannequin lamps are no longer kitchsy but trendy and upscale. There are so many variations which you can see on
 this Pinterest board. 

For mannequin lamp tutorials on youtube  click here.

Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this.

We invite you to join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.

MANNEQUIN HEADS AS PLANTERS

A fiberglass or styrofoam mannequin head can be a whimsical vessel to hold real or faux foliage.

To see a wide range of mannequin heads turned into planters click this Pinterest board.

For a digital tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make the planter on the left click here. (cost is $1.99)

To watch youtube tutorials on how to turn a mannequin head into a planter  click here.

Visit our website for new and used mannequin products  so you can make your own version.

Post your designs or see what others have made on our Facebook Group: Crafty Fun with Mannequins.




DECOUPAGE ON MANNEQUINS 

Old sewing patterns, sheet music, newspaper and book pages are a few examples of the types of inexpensive materials people use to decoupage a mannequin.  

Click this Pinterst board to be  inspired by decoupaged mannequin from all over the world. Seems like decoupage is very popular in Europe.

Watch youtube tutorials on How to Decoupage a Mannequin Click Here  

Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this.

We invite you to join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.

MANNEQUINS AS TABLE & FURNITURE

Mannequin legs and mannequins butts are often repurposed into tables and furniture.

There are NOT  a lot of youtube tutorials demonstrating how to make tables with mannequin legs, but we found a few here.

But there are many fantastic images of mannequins as lamps and furniture on this Pinterest board. 

Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this. 

We invite you join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.

Mannequin Cupcake Stands

Mannequin dress forms can be turned into a fashion themed display stand to hold cupcakes, desserts or gift items. 

For inspiration for designing your own mannequin dress form cupcake stand visit   this Pinterest board.
 
 Click here  to see the small selection of youtube tutorials demonstrating how to make them.


Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this.

We invite you to join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.

MOSAIC MANNEQUIN

Although a mosaic is one of the most popular DIY projects with a mannequin, there are hardly any youtube tutorials demonstrating how to do it.  

This blog post by The Polka Dot Closet has a written tutorial explaining the process. 

And this blog post by Mosaic Art Supply store explains the different types of adhesives to use when doing a mosaic mannequin projects. 

And there are a wide of examples of mosaic mannequins on  this Pinterest board.

There are a very tiny selection of youtube tutorials  here 

Visit our website to purchase new or recycled mannequins so you can make your one of a kind project like this.

We invite you to join our Crafty Fun with Mannequns group on Facebook to post your design or see what others have made.