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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Wedding Dress Floral - An Experiment

UPDATE!
Went to the 99 cent store tonight to get some more of the dolls to make the wedding dress form florals, and look what I found! These were in a package with some doll shoes and purses, and a doll-sized lamp, which I don't need or want any of, but here is the dress form already made, complete with stand (which is good, because I was trying to figure out what to use to stand the doll one with - I know, bad gramar). I was so excited. I needed at least four and they had exactly four! Isn't that awesome. I was so excited I had to run home and take a picture and share.

This is an experiment that I tried. I've been trying to find theee dress forms to make wedding shower centerpieces. The only ones I found were just way too pricey - loke $35 each, and I need at least five of them. So I had a plan to make them myself. Here's what I did. Got one of those fake Barbie-type dolls at the Dollar Tree store, and got a Barbie wedding gown on ebay for 99 cents, plus shipping (like $2.50 for 3 dresses). I ripped the head and arms off the doll, dressed her in the wedding dress, and made the floral, sticking it in the hole where the head used to be. Then I tied some tulle and ribbon aroung the neck, and voila! Let me know what you think.

5 comments:

Jean Knee said...

I like it. Very pretty. Did it creep you out when you stuck the flower in the head place? Seriousley, it looks so much like those wedding forms- maybe even better because you see the whole dress.
I like thinking of inexpensive ways to decorate too. Keeps things from being too fussy.

B said...

jean knee,
It didn't creep me out so much as it did my 16 yr. old daughter! When I finished the whole thing, I asked her what she thought, and she said she thought it looked pretty, but that it was kind of scary!

Jean Knee said...

I like this one even better. Isn't it crazy how it was just there and there were four and all?
Plus you don't have to amputate any body parts--although that prospect does have its own charm I suppose.

Jean Knee said...

Oh yeah check this site out if its the one I'm thinking of it's like the parteaplanner only looks more affordable
theteagardens

mom2princess said...

That is pretty neat. You are very creative! I would have never thought of doing that......

I am throwing a "Royal" bash my daughters 1st birthday in August. I want to amke a "castle" cake! Any ideas?