Hello Spring Blooming Dress Form


Hi there, Friends! I have been so excited to share today's project with you! Tomorrow is officially the first day of spring and I'm greeting the season with a blooming dress form...


repurposed blooming dress form


Whether it's for Valentine's DayChristmas, or sometime in between, you know how I love to play dress up with my dress form, Juliet. 

repurposed blooming dress form



I'd been wanting to deck her out for spring so when I came across the perfect silk flowers, I decided to create a repurposed floral arrangement. If you have a dress form, all you need is your choice of silk flowers and some masking tape. {If a dress form is on your wish list, check out the links at the bottom of the post.}



repurposed blooming dress form



I chose two complementary shades of peonies that reminded me of the scene from the movie Steel Magnolias, when Shelby, the character portrayed by Julia Roberts, describes her wedding colors as blush and bashful ;) Have you ever used masking tape to create separate spaces for flowers in a floral arrangement? Using the same concept, I started by crisscrossing masking tape in the center opening of the dress form. Next, I arranged the flowers, stems and all in the spaces between the tape, occasionally alternating the two colors. Below, you can see the last row of masking tape. I meant to get a shot before I started filling in with flowers, but in my excitement I got carried away! 


repurposed blooming dress form


I finished by adding more flowers in the narrow spaces on the sides of the form. If the stems are arranged fairly close together, they stay in place on their own. Each flower stem I used had about five blooms. Altogether, I used twenty stems. Every so often, I would fluff the petals, stand back and rearrange, kind of like decorating a Christmas tree. Since the stems aren't attached, it's easy to change their placement if needed--just have fun with it! Before long, you'll have a beautiful blooming skirt. 


repurposed blooming dress form


You're probably wondering where I found my gorgeous silk peonies. Would you be surprised that I got them at Dollar Tree? Honestly, I was when I saw them--silk flowers have come along way, Baby! Plus, I already had the smaller roses displayed on top. I'm quite smitten with my latest creation. I love how realistic the flowers look and for the price of a few fresh bouquets, the blooms in this repurposed arrangement will bring me joy without fading! 


repurposed blooming dress form
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Repurposed blooming dress form


Happy spring! 

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25 comments:

  1. Pass the mint juleps, reminds me of Scarlett at the barbecue.

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  2. I am in love with this project! Amazing! Hello spring

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  3. Juliet looks beautiful in her "spring" dress. Great addition for Spring ... I know you will enjoy her. I noticed that the silk flowers at Dollar Tree seemed to be a little nicer this year.(better quality). Should have bought some.
    Hugs,
    Audrey Z.

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  4. Love Juliet's floral attire. She looks so pretty.

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  5. This is just gorgeous Cecilia!! I can't believe you got those peonies at dollar tree - that's amazing. ;) You are one thrifty Gal!
    Happy Sunday to you. xoxo

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  6. Wow! That looks just beautifu, Cecilia. And from Dollar Tree! Amazing! I love this spring version of Juliet!
    Hugs,
    Cecilia

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  7. She's absolutely beautiful, Cecilia--I love her!

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  8. Spring has sprunThanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW's DIY Partyg beautifully!

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  9. How fun! It looks like an actual dress!

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  10. I love it! I have been wanting a dress form to play with for a long time. I sent the link to the white one at the end of your post to my husband as a gift idea hint.

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  11. I can't believe those gorgeous blooms came from the Dollar Tree! Thought they were real at first. My goodness, Juliet is in fine style now! Looks like she is about to get married!

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  12. What a gorgeous way to decorate and keep Spring around a bit longer.

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  13. Every time you write one of these posts, I feel the urgent need to find a dress form!! ;)

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  14. Wow this is so beautiful...such a great idea!!

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  15. I love this blush and bashful idea!!!

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  16. So cute Cecilia! Love the flowers on the skirt. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  18. This is absolutely gorgeous and I am so happy that you shared it with us this week at Celebrate Your Story.

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  19. This is so cute!! I love it! Thanks for sharing with Thursday Favorite Things!

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  20. She looks wonderful, love her Spring florals!

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  21. I adore that dress form - it looks so lovely decked out for Spring! Thanks for sharing with Awesome Life Friday.

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  22. I just love this, Cecilia!! So beautiful and so perfect for Spring! Thank you for sharing it at the What to do Weekends party! Look for your feature this week on Shoestring Elegance!!
    Brava,
    Theresa.

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