DIY Dress Form Display & 50% Off!

Howdy folks! First up I want to let you know that Everything at Lindsay’s Stamp Stuff is 50% off today only, yay!  Next up I want to share a dress from display I made:

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Guess what, I made it from an empty dish soap bottle. When I saw this tutorial on Beansie Babbles blog I knew I had to try it! Of course with my housekeeping {or lack there-of} style I don’t empty a bottle of dish soap that often (everything, I mean EVERYTHING gets crammed in the dishwasher so I rarely use the wash-by-hand soap) but when I did happen to empty a bottle this week I had to try it!

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I think if I make another one I will use a bottle of JOY or AJAX because the bottles are slimmer. My Nature’s Place all natural bottle is a bit full-figured…well, I guess the old adage about every piece of art being a self-portrait is true LOL!

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After covering the bottle with tape I painted it:

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I used up my matte decopague glue on my jewelry display board last week so all I had left was glossy Mod-Podge, I’m not crazy about the shine, I should have used watered down glue I think…

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The decorating is the fun part, I used some papermart tulle and elastic to make a removable tu-tu, and added scraps of lace and plastic bead strands. I think I will use it on my craft fair table to hold a sign or hand jewelry off, I’m not sure.  I decided not to have a pedestal under it because I did not want it to be tipsy but I bet an old candle stick would work if you wanted one.

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Tacky or classy? What do you think? Thanks for stopping by and til next time happy crafting!

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19 Responses

  1. Wow! wonderful recycling.

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  2. what a fab tutorial i`m going to try this thank you how ingenious x

    love jacquelyn xxx

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  3. I LOVE this. I don’t think it’s tacky. I love it. My mom just passed away and I have a few of her jewelry pieces that I would not wear but kept them because they were hers. And she Was a seamstress. I just wish I had kept some of the patterns that she had. Would have been cool to use one of them on the body. I plan on making one of these as a tribute to my mom.

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  4. You know how people always write LOL but they don’t always actually Laugh Out Loud? Well I laughed out loud about the bottle being “full figured”. Thanks for a good start to my day. 😀 This is so cute!

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  5. As usual for your crafts, this is so clever. I LOVE the watch necklace but think the pink beads detract from it. Do you have any black or brown lace for the skirt? But the pink is fun and very eye catching, probably best for attracting people to your sales table. Thanks for the tute! 🙂

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  6. I have several dish soap bottles that I had planned to use as dress forms and I was going to call them full figured girls, :), It’s true, great minds think alike. This is cute.

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  7. Wow wow I love it!

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  8. Neither, “whimsical” and I love it! I keep thinking I could make something out of my POM Pomegranate juice bottles and the Jet Dry bottles, they both have great figural (is that a word? lol) shapes. Fueled my brain storm!

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  9. I love this idea and have a few little girls that would love one of these! Thank you for sharing now I’m off to see what you have in the store

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  10. TOO CUTE11111111111

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  11. This is so cute! I’ll have to save a couple of bottles, because I think my nieces (ages 7 and 9) would love to make one of these, too!!

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  12. What a great idea, I love it 🙂

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  13. Clever….as always Lindsay!

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  14. Oh Lindsay…definitely classy !! What a fab project…I’m off to raid my kitchen cupboards..thanks for the inspiration xx

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  15. Pure Cuteness

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  16. What a totally brilliant idea, Lindsay! I have been looking for a source of miniature dress forms in the UK and can’t seem to find any. This “fuller figure” idea is such fun! – and free too! I agree with Anita about the “LOL” lol lol!!

    Shoshi

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  17. Wow, I thinks that is so neat.

    Pam

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  18. I love it!!!!!

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