05.11.12

Spring queen paper crown…

Posted in Art Glitter Design Team, Main, Sharing the Handmade Love at 9:23 pm by carrie

I’ve never made a paper crown before… thought I would give it a try!



To start, I cut a crown out of Bristol paper, roughly 17″ long 3-5″ tall, and painted it a shade of very light pink. I also cut out a few shapes that I was going to use on the crown. I was pretty loosey goosey about it since I was going to be covering the crown with other paper adornments.



I then added some white crepe paper fringe, just the cheapie 99 cent store plain white crepe paper. Folded accordion style and added to the circle, and folded and two layers were glued down to the bottom edge of the crown, and I fringed that up.



I then punched out lots of little hydrangea flower petals from black construction paper and hand painted each one in bright pink, light pink and green using acrylic paints…



And then glued each flower onto the crown. In the middle of each flower, I added some little glass silver balls from Art Institute Glitter, #808 small size beads.



For the background of the bird and for the bird’s wee little crown, I used Art Institute Glitter Vintage fine glass #611 Antique Silver glitter. The bird was hand painted using the same pink colors. The tiny crown is just paper covered in glue and dunked in the glitter then added those 3 tiny pink rhinestones. I rolled it around a pencil first to get the shape and as it dried, it retained its shape.



A silver grommet was added to each end and then I threaded through some pink/green ribbon from May Arts Ribbon, Pink and Green KA22 – 1/2″.



And here it is all assembled… I think it’s quite pretty, especially for my first crown attempt! My neighbor thought it looked more like a cake… so… maybe next time I’ll just make a paper cake ;)


1 Comment »

  1. Babs said,

    May 11, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    That’s freakin’ adorable.

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