I’ve been searching the internet the last few weeks for ideas for my little girl’s Frozen birthday celebration. I wanted to use Elsa’s castle for the centerpiece at the party, but not finding anything in my price range (I will not spend $110 on this!) I decided to make my own. I’m giving a shout out to this guy’s tutorial since I based my castle shapes off his Frozen castle. I had most of the supplies on hand, so this whole project only cost me $2.50 for the foam core.
- 3 12×12 pieces of card stock (I recommend something with a glossy finish or photo paper)
- 1 piece of foam core
- glue or paper Mod Podge (something that won’t warp your paper)
- paint brush (to apply the glue)
- glitter and embellishments
- 3D mounting tape
- scissors and/or cutter
Here we go!
I first made a pattern out of plain white 12×12 paper so that the measurements would show up better for you to see. You don’t need to make a pattern, just cut your paper to the measurements I’ve specified. All measurements are in inches. The red circled letters are explained later.
Here’s how each 12×12 piece of card stock is cut. Please note on the second page how there’s a section from the third page taped on.
Once you’ve cut out your pieces, you can begin to assemble your castle. The circled red letter on each piece indicate which layer the piece will be at. For example, all the “A” pieces will attach directly to your foam core first. The spires are just made from scraps.
Next add Level B. Use mounting tape for all attachments.
I then added glitter to the middle of the door opening. I think if I made this again, I’d use silver glitter, but your choice!
Attach the Level C piece:
And lastly, the Level D pieces:
I then added a few embellishments including sliver glitter around the edges and a white snowflake made with my Silhouette.
Then cut around the outside of the castle with a sharp exact-o knife, leaving about a 1/4 inch around the edges. I took the left over foam core and attached a piece to the back of the castle so that it would stand.
All done! I’ll post about the rest of the birthday party soon.
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