Poofy Cheeks: DIY Craft Booth Mannequin Head Prop

February 18, 2014

DIY Craft Booth Mannequin Head Prop

Since Spring is craft fair season (at least around here) I am sharing a tutorial on how to make a cheap and easy mannequin head to help display hair accessories. This mannequin head prop cost me around $5 to make and makes a big impact on a table full of lovely accessories. The head also adds height to your display. To be honest this would also be a great headband holder for a little girl with lots of headbands!

DIY Mannequin Head Prop - great for displaying headbands at a craft fair

Supplies Needed:

  • Styrofoam mannequin head (purchased mine with a 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby)
  • Mod Podge
  • Wrapping paper or tissue paper
  • Foam brush
  • Scissors

Directions:

Start out by cutting up squares of wrapping or tissue paper. I used a newspaper print wrapping paper I found in the Target One Spot for $1. Your squares don’t have to be perfect – mine were more like crazy rectangles. Use a foam brush to apply mod podge to small areas of the head and then stick on the pieces of paper. It is best to work in small areas because the mod podge dries fairly quickly. Once your head is covered apply a final coat of mod podge to the outside and smooth all the pieces of paper down. Allow it to dry and she is ready to go!

DIY Mannequin Head Prop - great for displaying headbands at a craft fair

DIY Mannequin Head Prop - great for displaying headbands at a craft fair

Enjoy,

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4 comments:

  1. WoW I like yours better than the one I did last year with our Sunday newspaper, it appears to be much more brighter, Thank you.

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  2. I am so doing this--but I'm using sheet music to mesh better with my steampunk theme. Thanks!

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