Make a Princess Tower Castle Piece - Upcycle Craft
The princess tower.
Is it Rapunzel?
No. Meet Princess Nadia.
She's in the process of getting a brand new Princess Power Tower, made just for her, or so she seems to think. Check out the photographs to see exactly how this tower addition to the castle came into being, or more correctly, is coming into being.
There is yet much to be done.
The idea for this evolving castle, that anybody could easily make for themselves, came about just a few days ago. My dear hubby challenged me to design a project that was not so girly, as most of my crafts tend to be.
Well, as you can see, I failed on that count. I set out with a castle in mind, one that would go through the entire holiday season from Halloween to Christmas with a changing out of the props. As I was building, I began to dwell on the idea that a sinister castle, which is what he had in mind, would not bode well at Christmas.
What to do? Girl it up!
Princess Nadia in her tower.
Castle construction gets a supervisor.
Everything was running along as smoothly as could be expected.
I was jamming. Things were good. Then, life changed.
Enter the Princess. Princess Nadia was brought in to this little fantasy kingdom right around the time I was finishing up the main castle part, with the drawbridge.
She poo pooed this and nay sayed that, but let me tell you, the girl is all over this thing. She's totally taken over.
First, she insisted on blue wallpaper because it just had to match her dress. I wanted a nice neutral color. Then, she starts raising a discerning eye and tsk tsking construction. She's been up my glue gun, so to speak, for hours!
I understand wanting to get out. She's been hanging out on the bookcase with The Chronicles of Narnia for forever and a day, but still. She acts like this is a real building or something. Critical much? Oh, yea.
Scope out the gallery below to watch the building process. You will see that the Princess has a few quips to interject here and there. Notice, she might be critical, but she's not leaving is she? HM.
The directions for how to make a princess tower are really easy.
Between the captions and the photographs, you can't miss. Check it out.
Take the tour. Princess Nadia insists, at times, upon being your guide. I warned you she has taken over. Click through the gallery for detailed instructions.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Home made toys deliver double the fun.
Hello, all. Nadia here. As your Princess, a word, please.
I just have to take over to set the record straight.
Okay, listen up. I've got to be quick here before Vix snaps I'm chiming in.
The girl needs some serious help when it comes to making royal design choices. Don't get me wrong. She's a fun girl. I've known her since she was a kid. But, she has no idea of what makes for appropriate royal decorum.
Case in point, for years she's had me living by The Chronicles of Narnia. I love them. The lands are rich and beautiful. So, what does Vix decide to go do to the neighborhood? She moves The Black Dagger Brotherhood in on the shelf above me.
Seriously! Who does such things? And who did she go move in two shelves down? The entire Necroscope series. I'm surrounded by psychotic vampires! Help me, please. She has to get this right. I'm sick to death of late night partying fiends and blood baths. Do you know how hard it is to get blood out of silk?
Oops, she's back from the coffee pot. Got to run.
Construction is slow, but steady.Click thumbnail to view full-size
Nadia here. I want this one, for now.
While Vix figures out how to get me a proper castle, this will suffice nicely.
See how the rooms are spacious enough that I can entertain. Go ahead, click it to see the interior views. This castle comes fully appointed. How on earth am I to go about my princess duties if I'm having to spend all of my time supervising Vix and her poor design choices?
Princess Nadia's Poll
You have heard my pleas. Will you help me? Tell her to get me a Barbie Dream house, in blue. Will you?
Now, they will have to custom build it in blue for me, but otherwise, it's totally doable.
The matching curved staircases will look divine for entrance photographs at all the balls this coming season. The architect here knows the needs of a princess and it shows. See how he or she already has a vanity set up for me in the royal boudoir.
Just click the picture to see my dream castle on the inside, all three stories. It's just these kinds of details Vix has overlooked.
Talk to her people! Support your princess. Loyalty will be rewarded in the coming days as the kingdom thrives under my rule.
Put it all together and slap a roof on it, twice.Click thumbnail to view full-size
As your Princess, knowing my living conditions now, I'm sure you can understand the need for a royal get away.
This is my number one selection for vacation and strategic retreat property. There is no telling when those psycho vamps will decide to make a move on my kingdom. The bookshelves become more and more crowded every day thanks to Vix's insane refusal to buy a Kindle.
Anyway, back to what's important, the kingdom.
It is my opinion and that of the learned council that a minimum of three locals would be most prudent as such provides one options in the event of hostile invasion or worse, a misguided coop!
Obviously, this is too small to live in forever, yet is it divinely storybookish. From the clock upon the tower to the quaint rooms and cutest windows you ever saw, this would be a great additional property to add to the royals scrolls.
I must make a note to have the main entrance doors done in blue.
Any child can make a castle.
High atop the tallest tower, the princess makes a list of work yet to be done.
As you can see, there remains a good deal of finishing work to do. The roof must be sealed with Mod Podge, but at this point, is still too wet. The interior walls have yet to be sealed or decorated. Of course, the fact that all this takes time means naught to the princess. She's a bit demanding. I suppose all princesses are.
Let your little Prince or Princess explore imagination. Get them off the games.
Imaginations must be nourished through creative play. Turn off the computer games. Craft a castle and watch Camelot come alive.Brought to you by the worlds of imagination.
Everybody's Gotta Fit In. Really? I think not. Be yourself.
Nadia picked this. :)
English language mutilation disclaimer
Major appologies, dear readers, for the misspellings in the picture sticky notes. Vix is dyslexic and lives by spell check which modern technology has yet to provide for Post Its.
Further blatant disregard for the English language can be seen in much of the slang terminology and shall we say colorful colloquial speech.
However, Vix feels colorful slang and common language often conveys ideas at a faster rate than high dollar jargon being bandied about.
© 2013 Rhonda Lytle