Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Hats ON to the USA?

Hello! How was your holiday? I am back from my loooong weekend in Baltimore and finally have something creative to share! Yeah! Mom, Mandi and I got together on Friday and made ourselves some Yankee Doodle Dandy crowns to celebrate the 4th.

Man my glasses are tilted! I've been trying to fix that forever. :) I'm guessing one ear is lower than the other lol.

Crowns are easy to make. I just freehand a crown design on poster board and cut it out. I fold it in half to make sure it's symmetrical. Then glue paper to both sides and decorate to your hearts desire! Wrapping paper works well because you can cover the entire surface but you can always cover the seams if you want to use regular paper like I did. The you punch some holes along the ends and thread ribbon through and tie it to fit.

I started out thinking I would cut out stars and use glass glitter on them. I have a small jar of fine glass glitter just waiting to be called to duty. I tried one and it looked blech. :( So I used some sparkled paper I picked up forever ago at Joann's. It's sticky on one side and worked perfectly! I hope they still carry it because I'll be back for more.

This is my Mom's crown. She used an image we downloaded from Country Living for a more vintage look.

The sides are covered in vintage flowers that I received in the Red, White & Blue swap. We also used some sheet music and ribbons that Sarah sent as well. It worked perfect!

My sister's crown is of course unique just like she is!

I love the stars on the side! She said it made her feel like Wonder Woman LOL.

We had a great time making our crowns and wearing them on the 4th. Maybe this will become a tradition! I was very inspired by the RWB swap with Sarah to try my hand at paper crafting again. I always forget how much I enjoy it.

I have more pictures to share from the 4th that I'll save for another post. Plus I'm pushing back my shop update until next week when Mandi is here for a visit. I need her to model the aprons! I also received the most amazing package from a Queenly Friend. Thanks again!

See here for the first crown I made!



Amy said...

Love your crowns!!! I was lucky enough to receive a package from the Queen as well. Isn't she great?

(Crafting by Candlelight)

Hunny Bunny said...

You look fabulous with your crown! You should make days of the week crowns, that way you are always prepared.
Also may I join you with the crooked ears. I say I'm going for that crazed genius look maybe you could try it too.

Queenly Things said...

It sounds like so much fun making crowns. I'm quite partial to them as you might guess. Hope you had a sparkling time can't wait to see the pics.

Thimbleanna said...

You're looking very regal (and cute!) in your crown. Looks like you girlies had a great time!


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