Tuesday, November 29, 2011

3D Altered Wire Dress Form

Now that Thanksgiving is over, my girls have gone back to university and my husband back to work - perhaps I can get a bit of crafting done.

I have actually been working on several projects, Christmas cards and ornaments, and most especially 'something' for my secret elf (a gift exchange I'm doing with a bunch of lovely ladies.)  One of the requirements of the gift exchange is to make 'something' for you partner - this is my 'something'.

DCWV had a booth at CHA this year and displayed their paper on full sized dress forms, you can see them here on youtube.  As soon as I saw them I knew I had to make one (only much smaller.)  When I was in the Cricut Circle, a lovely lady named Tanya Kostynuk from Stamper Inks (in Shawnee, KS) shared her instructions for these smaller dress forms.

The dress form,, which I got from Hobby Lobby stands about 14" tall, the paper is from DCWV (of course) Blackcurrant Stack, the leaves are cut from Disney Princess - Dream Come True (2", 1.5" and 1" - about 40 of each) and lots, and lots, and lots of double sided tape.

For the bottom part of the dress I used an 8" square of copy paper (when you hold it around the bottom of the dress form it form the split in the front of the dress.)  I attached the leaves largest to smallest to the paper, the attached the paper 'skirt' to the form using double sided tape.  Next I covered the top top with a lot (really quite a lot) of tape and stuck the remainder of the leaves on.  I just finished it off with some sheer ribbon at the waist.

I just hope this 'travels' well though the mail, and that my secret elf likes it.  I can't wait to try another one of these, but I may just have to keep it for myself.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Wow, Michelle this turned out beautifully! Great job!

  2. Great job! This is simply fantastic!

  3. This is freakin' AMAZING! Just so, so pretty. I love this DCWV stack. I sure hope I'm your secret buddy!!

  4. Michelle, It turned out gorgeous!!!

  5. Gorgeous! Of course I love the colors :)


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