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I know it’s crazy to be thinking snowflakes and cold weather when we’re in the midst of zombies and jack-o-lanterns but I couldn’t help myself! The holiday aisles at the craft stores have been beckoning me and I felt inspired last week to create a Frozen inspired mobile to add to our holiday decor. There were so many beautiful snowflakes and I absolutely love how this came out. It would be so cute in a little girl’s room too! You would be her hero if you pulled this out for her.
To start, here are the supplies that you will need. They can vary depending on what your craft store has and what flair you want to add yourself.
DIY Frozen Inspired Mobile Supplies
1 wood wreath form
floral or jewelry wire
2 qty 3D Snowflake Ornaments
1 Large Snowflake (mine was already painted white)
6 qty Small felt glittered snowflakes
6 pieces of single sided felt snowflakes (put two sides together to make 3)
Clear beads in different sizes to make 9 snowflakes
.5 mm jewelry stretch cord
Metallic Silver Spray Paint
Clear and Blue Bling Stickers
Thin light blue ribbon
silver cording ribbon
white shimmer ribbon
Wire Snowflake Glittered Ribbon
STEP ONE: Spray paint the wreath form and the 3D Snowflake Ornaments with the Metallic silver spray paint. The ornaments are much easier to paint this way!
STEP TWO: Begin assembling the “icesicles”. This is a fun part that older kids could have fun with. To make the icesicles, you will need the jewelry cord and the clear beads. I didn’t want them to be too long, because that would make them heavy and they may not last under their own weight. I had fun with this and created my own sizes and patterns of snowflakes. I also had clear heart beads that added some extra cuteness. You will need to tie a not at the bottom of the cord and then stake your beads. Do your best to tie a knot at the top when you are done. I’m not a jewelry master so I’m sure there is an easier way to knot it off than what I did. But, it worked okay for me to have small know because it was going to be pulled through the holes in the wreath form anyway.
STEP THREE: Create a base on the wreath form to hang the ornaments from. This form was perfect for a mobile! It has holes in it already. I wrapped the jewelry/floral wire from one side to the other. I needed something to hang the ornaments from and this was the easiest way to do that. If you have a form without holes in it already, you can drill them, just be sure to measure before you do.
STEP FOUR: Wrap the big wire Snowflake ribbon around the wreath form. I wasn’t sure how to do this at first but it made more sense to wrap the ribbon around the form at this point rather than waiting until everything was hooked up. The ribbon wrapped easily because it had wire in it, and it did just fine wrapping around the holes with the jewelry wire. We ended up having glitter all over the coach but my kids just thought it was magical!
STEP FIVE: Add stickers to large white snowflake.
STEP SIX: Hang icesicles. It’s easiest to do this now. To hang these, I used the holes in the wreath form. Using scissors, create holes to line up with the holes in the wreath form. Then, thread the tops of the icesicles through the holes and tie them down to the jewelry wire criscrossing the wreath form. This will anchor them and allow them to hang right up against the bottom of the wreath form.
STEP SEVEN: Begin hanging ornaments. I used the the skinny ribbons in silver, light blue, and white shimmer for this. I began with the large snowflake in the middle and then worked my way out from there. I did my best to have a pattern so it was nice to look at.
STEP EIGHT: Once everything is hung, create a hanger at the top. Take one piece of ribbon and tie it to one side of the wreath form. Tie the other end of this piece of ribbon to the opposite side. Do this again with another piece of ribbon perpendicular to the first. Tie the ends securely. Using a smaller piece of ribbon, tie a knot underneath the intersecting larger lengths of ribbon, leaving a small hole at the top to slip the mobile onto a hook.
Now, hang it up and be dazzled! If you want to take it an extra step, you could mod podge a picture from Frozen to the large snowflake.