Dress Form Christmas Tree

Dress Form Christmas Tree

2015 Dress Form Christmas Tree is done! Check out the how to here!

Dress Form Diva Christmas Tree


Lighted Chicken Crate Coffee Table

Update one year later (scroll down to see last years Dress Form Christmas Tree)

The Dress Form I used for last year’s tree was taken, luckily I still had her chicken wire skirt in storage! Making lemonade out of lemons.

With a little adjustment Annie is rocking the Christmas skirt and her new homemade Burlap top.  She deserved to be put on a pedestal but settled for an old Chicken crate 🙂

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Chicken Crate Love!

 Christmas Tree Dress Form

I added some bling using strip LED lights stuck to the underside.


Easily change colors using the remote.

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Love those things, Just remove the paper strip and stick!


Great mood lights 😉 Added bun feet painted with Emily Ann. Still think it could use more ornaments!


Merry Christmas everyone, hope you find your inner Dress Form Diva!

2013 Christmas Tree Dress Form

Bling Dress Form Christmas Tree

Dress Form Christmas Tree

The other night I was at Route 41 Antique mall where my booth is and I ran across another dress form. Even though it didn’t have a tall stand like I would have liked, I still had to have it. I think I have 9 now. I don’t know why I have to have them..maybe I’m just jealous of how tiny their waist are. 🙂

Dress Form Before Christmas

I bought a broken table months ago with the intentions of fixing it, but the base was perfect for her. I drilled out a hole in the center and  used a curtain rod to make her a bit taller.

Dress Form Before Christmas

Next I made her a skirt with chicken wire. I chose to mimic a dress my daughter had wore at her baby shower that was short in the front and long in the back. She looked so pretty all dolled up with her wedge shoes on..made my feet hurt just looking at her 🙂

If your dress form doesn’t have a stand or it is ugly and paint won’t help, make a full length pencil skirt or full ball gown look when you are playing with the chicken wire.  Wear gloves and have fun with it, this is your tree and she should reflect your style. If you don’t have chicken wire already, I highly recommend getting the cheap very flexible kind.  Mine was hard to work with but it was already laying around.

Baby Shower Kayla

Once I bandaged up all my cuts, I painted the legs and the curtain rod with White Ice Chalk-Acrylic Paint and started adding pink LED lights to the chicken wire.

Shabby Dress form Christmas Tree

I rapped and tucked cheap garland covering all the chicken wire but being mindful of letting the lights show.


Next was the fun part ….getting her all dolled up with pink ornaments and lots of glitter.  If I have time I plan on doing another one with burlap. There are so many fun ways this could be done. If you make one..please share.


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  1. Queen December 9, 2014 at 10:51 am - Reply

    I love that! Thnk u for the instructions!

  2. audrey December 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm - Reply

    omg love this! where do you get the lights onthe paper? would be so fun to use with your idea i too have a half wire form love it !!

  3. marisol fore October 14, 2015 at 8:49 am - Reply

    hello, i just saw these beautiful xmass tress made out mannequins. i love it. i am gathering the needed items to do one and add mr claus to it. wish me luck!!!!

    • Shabby Shannon October 14, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

      Woo hoo! share with us when your done. I’m starting my 2015 one soon!

  4. marisol fore October 14, 2015 at 8:51 am - Reply

    hello, i just saw these beautiful creations and i’m planning on creating one. i’m taking it a step further and adding a mr claus. wish me luck!

    • Shabby Shannon October 14, 2015 at 11:15 am - Reply

      That is awesome, please share when you do!

  5. Karen October 17, 2015 at 3:38 pm - Reply

    I would like to know how to attach the chicken wire to the body of the mannequin?

    • Shabby Shannon October 17, 2015 at 6:54 pm - Reply

      Hi Karen, I wrapped the chicken wire around itself at the smallest part of the waist and used needle nose pliers to twist the ends around to hold it. You could also use garbage ties. 🙂

  6. Jennifer Sustaita October 23, 2015 at 8:10 am - Reply

    This is such a cute alternative to the traditional tree. We need something cute and easy to move around for our Giving Tree at church. This is perfect !!!
    I have one question. Do you weave the garland in and out ?

    • Shabby Shannon October 23, 2015 at 9:34 am - Reply

      Great idea Jennifer. You could even add wheels if you had the right size stand. I only wrapped the garland around and used a dark colored wire tie to make sure it didn’t move.
      Share yours when you are done! I can’t wait to get started on my new one for this year 🙂

  7. Wanda Pointer November 16, 2015 at 9:37 pm - Reply

    Hi everyone I saw the pictures of the Christmas Tree Dress. And I fell in Love with them right away, I’m about to make one this week and I will post step by step on how and what I’ve used to make it all. I’ve have everything I need except the chicken wire and I will have that in the morning. So I will post what I used.. Keep looking for it soon . Thanks

  8. Carole mongrain November 13, 2016 at 9:43 am - Reply

    Wow Wow just wow

  9. Jackie December 6, 2016 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    Beautiful where did you get the tree branches because the new trees are not made like that

    • Shabby Shannon December 7, 2016 at 8:14 am - Reply

      Hi Jackie, Thanks. I didn’t use branches, that is inexpensive Garland, wrapped around chicken wire.

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