I grew up in Orlando, which means that an obsession with all things Disney has practically been written into my genetic code. As such, the holidays never fail to bring out the “Disnerd” in me.
During this most glorious of seasons, my family can be found celebrating Christmas “around the world” at EPCOT, decorating our oh-so-traditional Mickey Mouse-themed tree, and — most recently — watching Frozen while sipping hot cocoa.
(Side Note: I make the best hot cocoa EVER. Here’s my secret formula: 1 c. rice milk and 2 tbsp. Nutella, melted over medium-heat for 5 minutes. And don’t skimp on that Nutella; it’s the clincher here. Besides, a little holiday indulgence never hurt anyone, right?!)
Wait. What were we talking about? My affinity for Christmas beverages took me off on a tangent.
Oh, right. Disney. My other affinity.
So, the Frozen fanaticism has hit me hard. Guilty as charged. My twin sister and I even refer to ourselves as Anna and Elsa. (But, as the oldest by 1 whole minute…I’m obviously Elsa.) Wanna see our Arendelle-couture Halloween costumes? Sure you do!
Nope. The cold never bothered us anyway. But enough with all these tangents. There is a point to this post, I promise.
Now that Halloween is over and the holidays have officially begun (Hey…Starbucks says so. Those red cups are back, people!), ’tis the season to start crafting. And, in typical “Disnerd” fashion, no DIY project in my house would be complete without a nod to the Happiest Place on Earth.
So, $20 and 2 hours wandering around Hobby Hobby later, I set to work recreating some Elsa ice-magic. The finished product — a Frozen-inspired Christmas wreath.
So, while this isn’t related to health and fitness, it turned out so cute that I just had to share!
All it took was faith, trust, pixie dust, and the following tutorial:
- 16-inch metal wreath form
- 3-foot rope of silver garland
- 3-foot rope of icicle beads
- 6 lavender snowflake ornaments
- 1 pkg. assorted-size blue ball ornaments
- 4 teardrop pearl branches
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
- wire cutters or scissors
- wreath door hanger
- Glue one end of the garland rope to the top center of the wreath form and wrap the garland tightly around the wreath until the other end reaches the point where you started, then glue it down.
- Glue one end of the icicle bead rope to the top center of the wreath form and loosely drape the beads around the wreath until the other end reaches the point where you started, then glue it down.
- If you have any extra garland left over, cut several 3-inch strands and glue them, at one end, around the wreath, so they stick out in a random yet artful arrangement.
- Remove the loop hangers from the snowflake ornaments, then glue them onto the wreath in whatever pattern you choose. (I opted for symmetry here, but feel free to get creative!)
- Remove the loop hangers from the ball ornaments, then glue them onto the wreath, between the snowflakes in whatever pattern you choose. (I placed them in clusters of varying numbers/sizes.)
- Cut the teardrop pearl strands off the main branch and glue them, at one end, around the wreath, so they stick out in a random yet artful arrangement. (I paired each pearl strand with a garland strand.)
- Allow the hot glue to dry completely, approximately 10 minutes, then hang this fabulously Frozen-ified creation outside your door for the neighbors to ogle at with envy!
And, just in case you were wondering, the finished product should look something like this…