Make a mini dress form with a paper mache mannequin and candlestick….

 So, what can you do with a wood candle stick with the top cut off, a cardboard mini -bust  and a wood plaque?

 Make a mini dress form!

Make a mini-dress form with a candlestick and papermche bust for jewelry display and more!

Cut the top off of the candlestick and save it for a future project when you just know you are going to need it…Use regular tacky glue and hot glue.  The hot glue  keeps it together while the tacky glue dries.

Glue the wood bases together and the papermache bust on top

 And… a little paint and you have

Make a cute mini dress form with just a few craft store pieces!

 your own mini Christmas dress form!

Cute mini dress form! So esay to make!

A little vintage bling and she’s all wrapped up snug in a box for her trip to Kentucky!

Pretty embellishment with a vintage earring!

This was so easy to make, under $10 and you could do this for any season too.
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    OMGosh! This is soooo freaking cute! I may just try this! I’ve been thinking how much I love the dress forms, but it’s not practical or realistic to have one, but THIS is the PERFECT size and maybe I can drum something up with the tatting….Hmmmm….!
    Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! I LOVE IT!!!
    (hugs) to you, Jen!!!

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    ship-shape and cheerful..
    I love dress forms..
    I love this one too..

    and baby potatoes..
    this is what you have..
    they taste great..

    just rub them under the water..
    don’t peel..
    boil them until tender.. you dont’t want them not very soft..
    and then drain them..
    a little olive oil.. just sizzle them.. still in their skins.. and add some rosemary..
    pommes de terre a la meditarenee.. =)

    and enjoy… the smell and taste..

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    I love, love, love your blog!!! Yours is one of the few that I have bookmarked!!! I can’t look at too many because #1 – too time consuming and #2 – I get totally confused if I look at too much. So…I just pick out the best and look at those!!! Have a wonderful weekend!!!

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    Hay, at least you got some potatoes! I have a second crop that I should be able to dig up pretty soon. Very cute dress form – I love how you’ve painted it!


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    So funny that I just saw this Jennifer. I found an old dress form about that size that was made of plaster with a beautiful texture. I gave it a quick coat of paint then put it on a stand like you did and I am so happy with the results! I have to look for the paper mache one next!
    Thanks for all your inspiration and I love your book :)

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