Movie Mandala – Mulan
Hello everyone! This post is going to cover one more of the Disney Princess mandalas I made for mom’s mandala blanket project. Now I know that by the strictest definition Mulan isn’t a princess. But if there is one thing that Disney has taught us in society it is that their rebranding of the concept of ‘princess’ into a more inclusive and relatable title has giving young kids everywhere a guide to imagine themselves doing something big in their lives. And really? Who doesn’t like Mulan? So she is a princess and I have made a mandala of her!
Tough and Clever
Admittedly, watching Mulan while I stitched up the her mandala was exactly what I needed to guide my mind through a tough spot I found myself in. Cheesy, right? But it’s sometimes the simple messages of a family movie that put things into perspective best.
Have you ever had those moments where a lot of things seem just not to work or just go wrong completely? It can be frustrating and demotivating. Seeing Mulan’s transformation from an uncoordinated trainee into a skillful soldier with her own unique approach reminded me that taking a fresh perspective or slowing down and building up my skills (in this case again) is a valid way of getting things done.
Besides, it came with an awesome song sequence!
(Press the bar below to play the song. Note: this is from youtube, so an ad might play first)
Pattern and Palette
If you’d like to make your own Mulan mandala, I’ll include a link to the pattern below and the color palette I used to select my yarns.
The mandala pattern is from A Creative Being.
You can, of course, use any color that best suits your project, but below are the ones I used for mine.
- Red Heart Super Saver in Black
- Red Heart Super Saver in Soft Navy
- Red Heart Super Saver in Light Blue
- Red Heart Super Saver in Hot Red
- Red Heart Super Saver in Burgundy
Until Next Time
Thanks for taking the time read the post! I’ll have a new Movie Mandala next week. Leave me a comment or any questions below. You can also find me on the Family Craft Studio facebook, instagram, tumblr, and pinterest pages.