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Chicken Wire Mannequin DIY Home Decor

By: Ann Koeman
Chicken Wire Mannequin DIY Home Decor

Create a Chicken Wire Mannequin DIY Home Decor for your bedroom or living room. If you're looking for unexpected DIY home decor projects, this is the project for you. The paper pattern skirt and jumbo rick rack jewelry are made from Simplicity Group products. Let this project inspire DIY decorating ideas - it's sure to spark your creativity. This unique piece can also function as a place to clip or hold magnetically, note papers, to-do lists and more. It's a great display piece for a home office or bedroom. This is also a great gift idea for a girly girl - make one for your daughter's bedroom or give it to a friend as a fun and unexpected housewarming gift.

Primary TechniqueMixed Media


Materials List

  • MD Hobby and Craft galvanized chicken wire
  • Simplicity paper pattern
  • Wrights (Simplicity group) jumbo rick rack

Working with the wire is made safer and easier by wearing gloves.


  1. Wearing safety gloves by MD Design, unroll a piece about 2 feet long of chicken wire.

  2. Roll and bend wire into a tube. Secure ends of wires together by twisting ends and use pliers to secure neatly.

  3. Bend and form a female figure with hips, a waist line and a bust line.

  4. Flatten the bottom to create a base.

  5. Pinch and criss cross top of tube to make a neck and shoulders. Cut away extra wire and close the top by securing all wire ends with pliers.

  6. Cut a piece of patter paper approximately 8" by 30". Using a glue stick make pleats and secure them. Cinch at the waist and glue the side of the skirt shut.

  7. Slip the skirt over the mannequin and tie a piece of jumbo rick rack around the waist. Secure the paper skirt and rick rack with some hot glue.

  8. The choker is made with another piece of jumbo rick rack and a rose made with a long strip of pattern paper. The paper is twisted and rolled into a rose. The rose is glued onto the rick rack.

  9. The choker/necklace is glued to the wire form with some hot glue.

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