I have been wanting a vintage dress form for a while now to use as a prop when I photograph my jewelry. Well, I've not been able to find one at an affordable price...the cheapest I've been able to find them for is around $100. Some are priced at close to $1000! Yikes!!
Since I know my hubby would flip if I spent that much money on a prop, (It's hard for me to fathom that idea too) I decided to revamp an ordinary jewelry stand with vintage style! And all for under $10. Now that's a deal!
This is a vintage French stockman mannequin and sells for several hundred dollars. Love it!, but not for that price. I've seen mannequins decoupaged before so I thought, "Why not decoupage a jewelry stand?"
A few Supplies:
White velvet jewelry stand (I got mine at Michael's using my coupon!)
Mod Podge - Matte
Tissue paper from an old pattern
Glass drawer pull
Black acrylic paint
Carefully remove the top part and set aside.
Tear the pattern paper into pieces; start with about 20 or so.
Lather that baby up with plenty of Mod Podge! It will soak into the fabric so be generous.
Adhere the pattern paper overlapping as you work. Allow the paper to hang over the sides. It will wrinkle a bit but try to smooth it out as much as possible by "painting" Mod Podge over the paper. Cover the round top that you removed earlier the same way.
Trim the paper and decoupage it toward the back with Mod Podge.
You may also cover the base. I went back and did this later, but you could do it now. Give everything a nice top coat of Mod Podge then allow the glue to dry completely. . I left mine overnight since it was pretty saturated with glue (Normally I'm impatient and use my hair dryer). I added another layer of paper to mine which makes it a bit darker.
Once it's all dry, it feels like leather. Maybe it's all that glue!
Drill a hole through the top
Cut an x in the center of the top with a kraft knife then use hot glue to attach the top and secure the glass knob into the prepared hole.
Paint the back of the stand with black arylic paint (I used Plaid's Wrought Iron instead of black).
Ta Da! Now you're ready to display your jewelry creations vintage style!
I hope you enjoyed this little tutorial. If you have any questions, just send me an email or ask in the comment section and I'll get right back to ya.
Also, If you end up making this, I would love to see your jewelry displayed. you can share a photo on my Facebook page. I'm sure others would love to see it as well.
Happy Creating xo,