When it comes to Christmas decorations, we all have our own personal tastes and preferences. Many people are also keen to make their festive décor stand out from the crowd and look really unique.
One of the things that take pride in place in the home at Christmas time is the tree. People often spend a lot of time and money getting the perfect tree for their homes.
An Affordable Alternative to a Traditional Tree
The good news is that having a unique and splendid Christmas tree doesn't have to cost you a whole lot of money. In fact, it doesn't even have to be a tree in the true sense.
There is now a growing trend among those with artistic skills to have their own creations in place of a traditional tree. This includes upcycling mannequins into stunning Christmas ball gowns.
These fabulous Christmas tree alternatives are surprisingly easy to put together, and they look truly fabulous. Anyone looking to do something a little different with their décor this year will find these provide an ideal solution.
What Do You Need?
So, what do you need to create these wonderful Christmas gowns to replace your traditional tree? One of the key things you will need is a mannequin of some type, and you can choose from various ones.
Some people use the metal wire mannequins that dressmakers often use. Others use plastic mannequins seen in shops.
You can also choose from a full mannequin for your festive creation or a half one with the torso and arms.
In addition to the mannequin, you will need chicken wire, which will provide the volume for the festive ball gown. The wire also enables you to attach your festive greenery and decorations to the mannequin.
You then need to choose your Christmas greenery to take the place of the traditional branches. Again, you can select from all sorts of options, and if you prefer, you can use fake branches and greenery.
Finally, you need to choose your decorations, such as festive baubles and bows. Try not to go too over the top with decorations, as this will hide the splendor of your Christmas creation.
Enjoy an Incredible Christmas Display in Your Home
Once you have created your beautiful Christmas gown decoration, you can look forward to a stunning display in your home. With your upcycled mannequin festive centerpiece, you can really impress your guests.