Want to make a crown? Perhaps for a little girls birthday party or just because...
They would make cute cheap party favors too.
Just start out with some lace pieces. There is a great tutorial here. I actually switched mine up because I couldn't find the gold leafing powder that it called for and I made some into a headband. There is a gold leafing liquid located by all of the leafing supplies @ either Micheals or JoAnns. Really all you will need are paintbrushes, wax paper, modge podge, gold acrylic paint and the gold leafing paint (gold leafing paint really gives the crown a metallic finish).
Place the lace on the wax paper. Then paint it with the acrylic paint. After it has dried on both sides, then Modge Podge it. You will want to apply at least a few coats & fully saturate. After it is dry then bust out the gold leafing liquid and apply. Once dried you can attach some ribbon with heavy duty craft glue and some of the velcro circles to help keep the crown in place.
(the hard side of the velcro, not the soft circles)
Also I didn't use the gold leafing on the back of this crown but in my opinion they look better if you do.
Ta duh, now you've got yourself a crown headband. Go wild!
If you really want to have control, then may I suggest wearing a crown around the home. After you put it on act very serious so that everybody knows you mean business. It works. I put it on & the kids busted out in song and it went something like, "Clean up, clean up, everybody clean up" All while I sat on the couch and read a book. It was magical. Now just don't try to come over to my home to see if it really did work because I would hate to disappoint. Ha!
In all reality the girls love their crowns.
Thank you to the bitterbetty blog for the idea.