Monday, September 2, 2013

Chandelier mobile how-to

My daughter has been designing her "princess room" for the past few months.  She doesn't yet have her own room, nor will she for about a year, but dream on, girl.  Luckily for her, I figured out how to make a "chandelier" (a must-have for any princess's bedroom) out of things that were on sale at Hobby Lobby.  Since as usual I forgot to take step-by-step pictures, I'll just post the final product and hope you figure it out.

I started with a wire wreath form.  They only come in dark green, which is obviously not a princess color, so I had to paint mine.  It was a sloppy job but you can't tell with all the stuff on it.  I added some sparkly garland and wrapped it around the wreath, then added the hanging crystals.  These are all found in the Christmas section of Hobby Lobby.  Yeah, I don't know why they have chandelier stuff in the Christmas section, either.  Your guess is as good as mine.

The middle part is actually an ornament that looks like a tiny chandelier.  I didn't make it from scratch or anything.  All you have to do to get it is sift through their 73,000 Christmas ornaments and find one like it. Easy, right? To hang that in the middle, I strung a wire across the wreath and hung it from that.  The wire was gold, so it didn't match the rest, but I don't hear anyone complaining.

And that's it.  Definitely not as complicated as it looks.
 Ignore her expression.  She actually loves it.
 Now we just get to sit in her room and watch it catch light all day!

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