What can you do with a mannequin? Now, get your head out of the gutter. We’re talking perfectly wholesome craft projects using mannequins, dress forms or mannequin parts.
Here are a few ideas courtesy of Judi Townsend, owner of Mannequin Madness in Oakland, where she sells new and used mannequins to artists, theater groups, museums and more. Check out her blog for more DIY projects.
1) A dress form makes a sturdy canvas for an artful air garden. Weave succulents into the mesh of the shapely figure.
2) Echos of “Goldfinger.” You won’t kill a mannequin if you paint it gold, coat it in exterior-grade clear finish and add a couple of decorative items. She makes a lovely garden ornament.
3) Half torso, half Christmas tree!
4) Paint one red and pose it dramatically in your backyard.
What’s that in the garden? A mannequin, of course. (Courtesy Judi<br />Townsend/Mannequin Madness)