Mannequins and mannequin limbs are turned into a variety of decorative objects by the crafting community. When we come across a cool tutorial, we post it on our blog and this Pinterest board so you can DIY.

This tutorial for a Frida Kahlo inspired flower head vase using a mannequin head and paper flowers is from Brittany Watson Jepsen, the creator of one of our favorite blogs, The House that Lars Built. 
Here is the link to purchase styrofoam mannequin heads from our website. The content and instructions are her words. So if you have questions, let her know.DIY Frida Kahlo head vasefrida-kahlo-head-vase-4Follow the instructions here to make the head vase but change the features of the face so it appears more like Frida. Paint a unibrow (essential!), red lips, and lots of rouge.To make the hair:Materials:

  • black crepe paper
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • black paint
  1. Cut the crepe paper into small strips about 3′ long
  2. Braid the strips into one braid
  3. Glue the braid onto the head.
  4. Paint the back of the head black. Paint another layer if necessaryFrida Kahlo head vase

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Photos and styling by Brittany Jepsen  |  Crafting by Ashley Isenhour & Tiffany Hilton

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