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
MANNEQUINS AS LAMPS
The Christmas Story leg lamp is perhaps the most well known style of mannequin lamp. But mannequin lamps have gone upscale and some styles are selling for thousands of dollars.
There are not a lot of youtube tutorials demonstrating how to make tables from mannequin legs. But we found a few here here
We have almost every style of mannequin lamp on this Pinterest board. Some are DIY versions and some are specifically manufactured as lamps.
MANNEQUIN HEADS AS PLANTERS
A fiberglass or styrofoam mannequin head can be a wonderful vessel to hold real or faux foliage.
For a digital tutorial with step by step instructions on how to make the planter on the left click here. (cost is $1.99)
For youtube examples on how to turn a mannequin head into a planter click here.
For examples of mannequin heads as planters click this Pinterest board.
DECOUPAGE ON MANNEQUINS
We used old sewing patterns to decoupage the mannequin on the right.
We posted it for sale on Etsy and it was purchased by the Hollywood legend, Rita Moreno. She came to our warehouse to pick it up. Read about it here.
For videos on How to Decoupage a Mannequin Click Here
For more examples of decoupaged mannequins click this Pinterest board.
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 especially for a steampunk look.
Visit this Pinterest board for examples of WoodUBend on mannequins.
For youtube tutorials using Wood U Bend products Click here
MANNEQUINS AS TABLE & FURNITURE
Mannequin legs and 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.