People Are Upcycling Mannequins Into Gorgeous Christmas Tree 'Gowns'

A while ago a wrote about non-traditional Christmas trees and how they were great alternatives to the typical green Christmas tree. Now I have stumbled upon yet another interesting idea.

It seems that people are decorating their Christmas trees to make them look just like a mannequin dress. And I find that idea so fascinating. Let's take a look at what that actually entails.

Apparently, you can do this in various ways.

Instagram | @hbelfiore

You can either use chicken wire laced with all sorts of greenery or you can just use a mannequin form.

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If you are using wire to create this stunning look you can use just a partial silhouette.

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Then you can just pin the various branches using floral pins.

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If you are using an actual mannequin frame the process is pretty similar.

Instagram | @craftscompleteme

You can do a partial silhouette and attach the branches only at the bottom with the help of some chicken wire.

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You can also cover the entire dress in greenery, similar to how it was done here.

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Either way, you're pretty much free to follow an example that resonates with you.

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Whichever way you choose, the best part is that you can decorate the tree however you like.

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So it can be as simple or as elaborate as you want.

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Just take a look at this gorgeous example.

Instagram | @charlottekathleen_design

I can't believe how stunning this dress, er, tree is. It's such a unique take on the traditional Christmas tree.

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This version reminds me of a prom dress or some sort of ballroom gown.

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It's definitely decked out to be the life of the party. I'm loving the gold accents.

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Don't be shy when it comes to decorating this tree.

Instagram | @cherrylanestudio

You can make it as glamorous as you like. I absolutely love this chic silk top and the pearl necklaces here.

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Here they actually used the entire mannequin to make their tree.

Instagram | @rachelgenise

This is another take on the same concept. And it's also a fun alternative. I'm digging the red outfit.

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I really like this version as well that uses a black corset top.

Instagram | @voyages_et_deco_de_marie

I appreciate the fact they added some gold ornaments for that festive feel.

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What do you think about this little number?

Instagram | @durandbridal

I think this is quite delightful. I adore that they used large poinsettias for accents because they look simply gorgeous.

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This one would be perfect for those who are inspired by vintage styles.

Instagram | @cretan.dreams

This is such an interesting take on this whole dress Christmas tree concept. This is absolutely lovely.

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You don't necessarily have to make the tree look as fancy as some of these more elaborate examples.

Instagram | @kingsley.kreations

You can just keep it simple and still evoke that chic holiday look.

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I had no idea this holiday dress tree was a thing.

Giphy | 1091

I honestly never would have thought of it before. But now I totally get the concept. It's so pretty!

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