Friday, October 26, 2012

{DIY lace crown}

If you are on pinterest, i am sure you have seen this tutorial for making crowns out of lace.
I have had my eye on this project for quite some time, & with halloween just around the corner, i knew that now was the perfect time to finally get the chance to test out this seemingly easy project. 
It really was as easy as the tutorial made it seem! 
since i was making it for G, our 10 month old daughter, i decided to make a mini version to go with her halloween costume, one that would actually stay on her little head! 
You will need:
A toilet paper/paper towel roll
fabric stiffener
tacky glue
Paint brush 
a headband
Soak your lace in the fabric stiffener for about 15 minutes
{Wrap tape around your toilet paper roll, to make it easier to slide the lace crown off once done}
once the lace is done soaking,  wrap your lace around the toilet paper roll, & connect the ends with lots of glue
Place your toilet paper rolls  in your parchment paper lined microwave.
Heat in 30 second increments until DRY
Once dry, spray the lace crowns on the toilet paper rolls with fabric stiffener & replace back inth microwave & heat in 30 second incriments until DRY
Repeat spraying & microwaving until crown becomes hard
once crown is done, pull the crown off the roll
Paint your crown & add some sparkle! 
Once done painting, return crown to the toilet paper roll & leave there until dry
The roll will help the crown keep its round shape
Once dry, your crowns will look like this!
arent they cute?
I glued a crown onto a silver headband so that it will stay better on G's sweet little head :)
After halloween, i will post a picture of G in her costume with her little homemade crown 
I cant wait! 
Is anyone else working on a project for halloween?
Happy friday!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome idea!
    OK.....its after Halloween. Pictures please?