Hi everyone! I’ve been participating in a year-long Creative Craft Challenge since the beginning of the year, and it’s be loads of fun. I try to involve something vintage-y in all my crafts. This month’s challenge material is paper bags, so I made vintage style mannequin out of a dish soap bottle and a paper bag.
Almost all the materials you need for this project you probably already own. The one exception would be the doll stand that I used for the mannequin’s stand, but that was purchased at the dollar store.
I ripped my paper bag into small pieces and began applying them to the bottle with matte finish Modge Podge and a foam brush.
I wanted to put some numbers near the neckline, since many vintage mannequins often have numbers. I experimented with different stamps and numbers, then attached it glued my favorite to the mannequin.
For the stand, I bent the round wire bits (made to hold the doll) upwards. For the neck of the mannequin, I pried the top off the lid and filled in the hollow portion with my glue gun. Then I spray painted both pieces with matte finish black paint.
Here you can see how I glued the stand onto the inside, back of the mannequin, using hot glue.
Here’s a closer look at the top after it’s been painted.
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