On occasion I am known for getting an idea in my head and wanting, no needing, it to happen.
The mannequin tree was such a time.
Luckily my husband is pretty handy and can make my "visions" come to life.
After some explaining of what I wanted for the shop he said he had a way to make it happen and went to the garage to build her.
He started with a broken mannequin and built a wooden base and skirt.
After completing the woodwork he wrapped her in a wire mesh.
Historic Charleston doorways can be tiny! She didn't fit the doorway to go into the boutique. Due to this we had to break the base off of the bottom to be nailed back with the nail gun later.
After filling up 8 (yes, I said 8) carts of tree picks at Hobby Lobby, we began weaving those into the mesh wire which ultimately made the beauty below.
Isn't she pretty?