Making a cozy house for nice mice: part 2 – the bedroom
If you haven’t checked out Part 1 find it right here.
The Admiral escorts Mrs. Croft off to bed.
Of course they need a bedroom too, a cozy escape from the trials of the day. The tutorial for their dear little wire bed is here.
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The fancy chandeliers are made from vintage beads and buttons and *24 gauge wire. Any wire small enough to fit through your beads will work. Improvise and work with what you’ve got – that is the spirit of the mouse house. I didn’t have a ton of beads – I gave most of them away a while ago – what was I thinking… So I took apart a couple vintage earrings, found a few glass buttons and beads and some tiny plastic seed beads.
I’ve got some tips below to get you started:
Make a circle of beads on your wire – whatever size you like. Twist 3 or four wires onto the ring – with a short end and a long end.
I used four wires – spaced out pretty evenly around the circle of beads.
Add a bead or button to the short ends and curl them up.
Twist a bead or button to one end of another piece of wire.
Add several more beads.
Pull the beaded wire up through the circle of beads.
Keep the wire you just beaded in the center and bend the 4 other wires down. Space them out and trim them to about the same length.
Bend the center wire into a loop for hanging and wrap the end around the other wires.
Finally curl and bend down the other 4 wires.
That’s one possibility and there are endless others – what could you improvise with? I’d love to see what you come with – use #mousehousediy on instagram to share.