Retro Crafting Friday: Paper Bag Wig Stand?

From the 1973 Don’t Throw It Away by Vivian Abell, I kind of like this Wig Stand, though it looks more like a doll or decoration to me.

It is made with two stryofoam balls and a dowel rod. One of the balls is cut in half for the base and painted. The face is made by using Mod Podge and a paper bag. Then the face is painted and sculpted by putting dents in with a pencil. The hair is made with paint and hair, pinned into the ball. I love this part of the directions:

“Frost hair on wig stand by dry-brushing the hair with white paint. Dip your brush into the paint;remove most of the paint from the brush against the side of the jar or by brushing back and forth on scrap paper until very little paint remains on the brush and you begin to get a streaky look.”

Still, if I saw this at an antique store, I would no doubt get it.


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4 Responses to Retro Crafting Friday: Paper Bag Wig Stand?

  1. Kristy L. says:

    This is so cool/ugly-I love it!!! I might have to make this sometime. Don’t know what I’ll do with it when I’m done, but it looks like a fun project. I would also buy this if I found it in an antique store!!
    Great post!

  2. Kristy L. says:

    I forgot to mention that I also love the frame in the background that has the necklaces in it. That is a project that I’ve seen recently, and on Pinterest too. Retro is in!!

  3. Rena says:

    That’s awesome!

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