Call it a Dress Form Christmas Tree, or a Mannequin Christmas Tree. We call it ingenious! This is the most insanely original and clever idea we've seen in a good, long while. These beauties carry all the charm of the holidays, but with a refinement that says "sophisticated."
And the best part? You can make one using our free tutorials. Read on to find out more.
Free DIY Tutorials
These free Mannequin Christmas Tree tutorials run the gamut when it comes to style. You'll find tutorials for full-sized and partial mannequins, so you can customize your design. Another great way to make these your own is with the decorations and ornaments adorning them.
These Dress Form Christmas Trees are stunning in real evergreens, but the faux variety will make the holiday season last a little longer.
1. Christmas Tree Dress DIY
This Dress Form design is a stunner. We love its simplicity and natural adornment - like a real Christmas tree, only in formal attire. The frame is made of chicken wire, laced with layers of different types of greenery - in different shades. This is definitely one to make your fete festive.
2. DIY Tutorial - Using Burlap
This Mannequin Christmas Tree is made using a partial silhouette. Starting with the longest evergreen boughs, the branches are pinned to the mannequin using floral pins. The "dress" is finished with a burlap bodice, and dressed with a festive bow and an elegant pearl necklace. Happy holidays!
3. A Home Depot DIY Tutorial
This Christmas Tree Dress comes to you via Home Depot. This little number is made using fir, but pine, cedar or other greenery can be threaded through the chicken-wire base. Start at the bottom and work your way up. Finish it off with baubles of your choice! Check out the free DIY tutorial.
4. Video Tutorial - Using Crochet
Believe it or not, this Dress Form Christmas Tree was made using pine, cedar and nandinas with red berries, which were cut from a backyard. Adding the crochet collar gives this piece an antique look, finished with a crown of lush greenery and berries. LED lights make this design really sparkle.
5. Apron & Shoes Idea - Free Guide
This Dress Form design reminds us of "home." Evergreen boughs are hooked through the chicken wire base - hang, fluff, repeat. We love the charming apron, DIY ornaments and did you check out the shoes? SO charming.
6. 'Chris Missy' Christmas Tree DIY
This Mannequin Christmas Tree was made using an artificial tree base and pre-lit branches, coupled with a mannequin torso, a top, baubles and ribbons galore! Check out the DIY tutorial - free!
7. Fairy Ferns Mannequin DIY
This DIY Mannequin Dress Form Christmas Tree is even more unexpected than the others, made using a combination of evergreen and ferns for a fresh, "woodland fairy" flair. The sweetheart neckline and necklace complete the look.
8. Chicken Wire, Corset & Garlands
This Christmas Tree was made using a dress form on a stand, and a rigid base from chicken wire. The skirt features artificial 9-ft. garlands bought on sale the year before. A corset on top, lights and ornaments below, and a burlap ribbon tie the look together.
9. An Alternative Spin on the Traditional Christmas Tree
This Dress Form Design proves it's all in the details. You'll notice most of these DIY tutorials use chicken wire and evergreens. This particular one (and it's pint-sized partner) includes amazing details like its red light-string ribbon necklace, red bows and a green bodice that you can wrap yourself. Watch the free tutorial to find out how!
Of course, if you're crunched for space (or short on DIY handi-ness) you can always buy off the rack.
These miniature, 3 foot tall Mannequin Christmas Trees come in a variety of styles, from contemporary to traditional to totally glam. Check them out below.
Here are some more inspiring Dress Form Christmas Tree designs to get your eggnog flowing.
Lights, gold ribbons and a train - what more could you ask for?
We love this white Christmas Tree Mannequin - dressed for a Winter Wonderland.
Simple, yet stunning. The hanging ornaments complete this vignette.
All dressed for a formal festive fete.
Here's a really fun one - if you can get your hands of some mannequin legs!
A peacock-inspired Dress Form Tree - feathers and all!
Pointsettias, holly... but where's the mistletoe???
These Dress Form Trees are all about indulgence!
This Dress Form is all decked out in true blue with pops of Ultra-Violet - Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year!
Love the snowflakes!
This elegant cocktail-style Dress Form Christmas Tree is a show stopper.
A frost-tipped beauty.
What a brilliant way to dress your storefront for the holidays!
We love the monochromatic color scheme of this design.
Naughty or nice? This short Dress Form Christmas Tree is channeling Tinkerbell.
If there was a Snow Queen, THIS would be her gown.
This Mannequin Christmas Tree is an essential guest at your black-tie affair.
Victorian-style at its best. Love the hat and fur collar.
Just inside your front door, what a wonderful welcome home!