Every princess needs a crown... and whether you believe in fariytales or not, every little girl is a princess to somebody.
My project today is a sweet little girl's crown. I've made a few of these in different colors for birthday girls before and I always use pretty Maya Road embellishments to fancy them up so that the little princess feels extra special. I'm fairly sure that if I were a princess, I would want a whimsical paper crown just like this!
One of my favorite things on this crown are the Kraft Layerable Flowers. I have to tell you that I was so afraid of those when I first saw them and this is actually my first time using them on a project. Now I don't know why, because I want to make more of those fun and spikey flowers! I loved painting and glittering them up. I just painted the front side so that the paint didn't clog up the slits that are cut in them. After the paint was dry I formed them into the flowers and once they were shaped the way I wanted them, I added the glitter and the centers. I think that the Velvet Resin Blossoms look so cute in the centers.
The pink organza flowers were made using the Carnation colored Afternoon Tea Trim. To make the flower, cut one of the flowers from the trim then use a needle and thread to make a loose running stitch around the outside edges of the flower then pull the thread tightly so that flower become smaller and more bulky. Make sure to bring the gathered edge to the backside of the flower.
When I use the Trinket Pins on my crowns, I use a wire cutter to cut the sharp end of the pin off. I usually cut the pin off to about half its length. Then I use hot glue to completely cover the cut end of the pin when I insert it behind the flower. I don't want the pin to poke through the crown and hurt the child so I take some extra precautions to make it safe. The hot glue encasing the end should work.
When I start decorating the crowns I always start in the center of the front with a Chipboard Scallop Frame. They are such an awesome base for the childs intial of her name or the number of the birthday year. The Scalloped Frames have always been a staple for me when I create, whether I am making a scrapbook layout or another type of paper project.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I was glad to share my project tips with you and hope that you all have a princess in your lives to make one for someday!
Other Maya Road items used in this project:
Ruffle Blossoms- Cream (sprayed purple)
Amethyst Purple Maya Mist
Velvet Pleat Flower- yellow
Antique Metal Butterfly
Natural Wood Button
Vintage Paper Posies (sprayed purple)
Velvet Point Blossoms- cream
Tulle Pleat Trim- milk
Mini Ruffle Trim- cream
Lustrous Button Jewel