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Blooming Ice - Set Building, Day 1 - Ice Pillars

When I chose this event as my first Mini Session Adventure, I knew I was going to be adventuring in territories I was woefully unfamiliar with. I've always loved crafting but have found little time for it, and even less of a touch for it. But as we explored in the previous Blooming Ice Post, I have a deep love of this ambiance, theme, and color scheme. I couldn't help myself.

Here's what I envision my set to look like when it's all said and done.

So one afternoon while killing time waiting to pick up my daughter from school, I sat in my car and tried to picture a way I could create these Ice Pillars with tools and supplies I would be familiar with. And this is what I came up with:

Supplies you'll need:

  • Thhhhhhhhhhiccccccckkkkkkkkk wire

  • Styrofoam blocks (for the base of this structure)

  • Plastic wrap

  • Heatgun

  • Frost Glass Spray Paint

  • Cellophane

  • Hubris.

I was so grateful when my favorite Crafty Queen (who will be shooting on this set and I'm so excited) offered to come help me with creating these wonky, weird Ice Pillars, and subsequently the set. We learned very quickly that the key to not losing our minds on this thing is to just trust the process and treat it as an experiement. And that's what we did!

I wanted some pillars that were distantly related to something Tim Burton would do, and these wonky, slightly spiraly pillars are exactly what I was looking for. I love the way they are slightly translucent as I will be lighting them from behind so they give off a magical glow.

As we had set them out to dry, we ordered Pizza and the delivery person commented on how "Cool these Christmas Decorations are "! So I figured why not share these with you guys as they are an easy craft that you could spent a fun little afternoon creating, and then covering and fake snow and flowers... like I plan to do!

Next up? We create an Ice Throne baby!

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