A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Altered Wire Dress Form

Mornin' Yall! Happy Thursday!!! I hope you all are having a wonderful day so far! I was up bright and early this morning. I just could not sleep. So I got up, straightened up the house, and made breakfast for my hubby. I need to make some cards today, but first I wanted to share a project that I finished up yesterday with ya. I have been wanting to alter a wire dress form forever and am sooo glad I finally did! I love these and I can't wait to put this one on my scrappy desk! I think I'll try making more later on for gifts, but this one is mine. Of course, yall know me, I love peacocks and I love anything glam. So that is the theme I went with for this dress form. My husband says it is very "Moulin Rouge'ish"....if that is even a word! LOL!

Of course, I had to use my FAVORITE adhesives on this project. I want this to last a long time, so I turned to Helmar. I used their 450 Adhesive, Craft Glue, Scrap Dots, Adhesive Runner, and Zap Dots for this project. Everything is so sturdy and I am so glad. I cut a sheet of purple cardstock into 12x1" strips. This is what forms the 'bottom' of the 'dress'. I wanted the top to look like a feather bodice, so I added some of these super cute peacock feather combinations I found at Hobby Lobby. I also added in some black fur trim, patterned paper, and tulle. I used my Cricut Expression to cut a butterfly to add to the back.

First, here is the front of the dress form. I know this pic is small, but it is as big as Blogger would allow. But, if you will click on the picture (which I recommend so you can see all the detail of this project), it will bring it up big for ya. Then just click on the back button to return to this post. :)
Up close view of the feather bodice. These feathers came in a pack of 3 at Hobby Lobby for $2.99!!! Can't beat that!
I love the shape of this wire form that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used my 40% off coupon and got this for under $10. It is about a foot and half tall. I love how it cinches at the lower leg. I used the fur trim, a strip of patterned paper, and tulle to accent that. I then curled out the edges of my cardstock 'skirt'.
Here is a view of the back of the dress form. I wanted it to be a 'backless' dress, so I did not add anything to the top of the form. I contemplated adding some ribbon straps, but decided against it.Here is the butterfly I added to the back up close. I cut this with the Cricut Storybook cartridge. I used Stickles to add some bling.

I hope you have enjoyed this post. I sure had a ball making this dress form. I am so girly and things like this are my passion. I can't wait to make another!!! I hope all of you have a fabulous weekend! Take care and Happy Scrappin'!!!!
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16 comments:

Pinky said...

This turned out so pretty Aymee! I loves it girl, don't you love the sturdiness of the Helmar? I am a total convert LOL
GreaT JOB GF!

Diana said...

this is SO cool! I hope you entered their design team call! :)

Eva said...

WOW...girlie....I am IN LOVE!!!!!!! This is one stunning creation!!! Yepp...Helmar sure will do a fabulous job keeping this together!!!

Audrey Frelx said...

This is great! I don't blame you for keeping this one for yourself, it come a terrific!

Sara said...

WOW! you did an amazing job girlfriend! I always love seeing what you will share with us next!

xo
sarabeth

Melissa said...

It is beautiful Aymee! Great job!

Dayna said...

Gorgeous!! I love the feathers....very pretty!

Candace Pelfrey said...

This is adorable!! I have a blog award for you on my blog. :)

Damaris said...

This is adorable. LOVE IT!
Hugs,
Me

Kelly C said...

this turned out adorable!!
what a great project

Kelly C said...

this turned out adorable!!
what a great project

Rhonda V. said...

This is so sweet Aymee!! Love your peacock feathers on here too!! Uber cool!!!

Precious Memories Scrapbooking & More said...

LOVE IT! You are just so clever... love the peacock feathers - adds the perfect touch

明宏明宏 said...

thx u very much, i learn a lot

Leah said...

This is a funky cool little project! (can I say something to real quick, I just noticed, I guess for the first time, LOL, your followrs! you GO girl! ;o) I think your pretty special too!)

Thinking of ya!

LilGreenBug said...

Wow!! This is so stinkin' pretty!!! Love all the feathers!!! Where on earth did you find this gorgeous wire dress form? I have been looking everywhere for them!!!

Great job!!!