Who *doesn’t* feel special when wearing a crown? Making a special head piece is so much easier than you can imagine. May a birthday crown, a family portraits crown, an “I did AWESOME today” crown, just about any reason you can think of deserves a crown!
You just need a few basics to make a fabulous crown. Stiff base material – tag board, card board or this corrugated white cardboard that comes on a roll – a glue gun and glue sticks, and embellishments. We used ruffled crepe paper (tutorial coming soon!), a paper medallion, ribbon, candy, a monogram or other scrapbooking embellishments, etc. The sky is the limit! Cut a basic zig zag pattern in your base material. Tall and skinny points or short stacks a la Max in Where the Wild Things Are… – your choice! And then glitter the edges if you want.
Size, trim and hot glue the crown in place. Decorating it flat might be tempting but we’ve found that the base material will be much more stable once it’s in a circle.
Start the embellishment! This ruffled crepe paper is left over from the pool side baby shower Sarah and Candice hosted… use what you have! When embellishing the crown, think in layers for an interesting and luxe look. Pom pom trim, and other 3d elements will really make it special.
I added a layer of gold glitter ribbon on top of the ruffled crepe paper using hot glue. Then to decide what else to put on! A binder clip comes in handy when holding ribbon (or other elements) in place when you’re trying things out or waiting for glue to dry/cool. Now, to use the rosette or not?