April 13, 2010

No Velvet Ropes In This House...Just Paper Crowns


No VELVET ROPES in this house, just PAPER CROWNS... Give a friend or loved one the royal treatment with a gift that says you are the queen or king in your castle.
I had so much fun making these simple paper crowns not to mention, they can add a piece of art to a special place in your home. I have been accused of papering everything my hands touch, or asked what next will I paper, Hmmm! what next I have asked myself as well, over and over...
when you go to a craft supply store or party shop you have a great choice of paper goods, but when you just want that little edge to your party plan or unique paper goods you just sometimes have to make it. I am going to let you in on a little secret here, I got this idea when I saw a group of small children leaving a Burger King fast food place and wearing there paper crowns proudly, I said wow maybe I can step it up a bit and make some paper crowns that make paper proud to become paper crowns.
I think these crowns can be also given with a gift tag attached simply telling Mom she is the queen on Mothers day and more then unique card that tells Dad he's the king on fathers day. A special creative fun birthday party and just a piece of art for your little princesses room. Anyone who wants to make one just cut out copies of your master crown pattern on bendable heavy weight poster board and start layering paper on it with simple glue. I like to find my scarps of paper from prints I like to tear out of the old cast off magazines and books then cutting out inspirational words to glue on it here and there. I then take glue and staple to the ends to secure it together and then line the inside of the paper crown with tissue paper and then painting a messy job of gold paint to the inside of it, you can add a special touch by signing your name and dating it to recall a special date or occasion.

You can then by choice add a finishing touch to the crowns outside by splashes of paint and antiquing it with a glaze to then sealing it with a spray sealer this way it will last and out last most of your paper art.
You can use romantic love letter book pages as I did on the smaller crown and trim it off with boarders of great gift wrapping, you will want to then add book page words across the crown from fairytale book pages or a poetry book to express your fond message of endearment, also not forgetting to add sparkling rhinestones so it appears to be stately.
I hope you are inspired to make a poetic paper crown, just add your touch to it and be creative with it.

25 comments:

Beach House Living said...

Those are really neat. Perfect for the queen or king of a birthday party.

Victoria said...

Those are darling, you're so talented! From what I can see in the background your home looks gorgeous!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Pretty crowns....very artistic!
Love those dreamy creamy colors!
:)

Victoria said...

Oh how sweet of your daughter to say that! His name is Michael and he's 20, he works at California Adventure and goes to Fullerton JC...I'm so proud of him. He has a girlfriend but your daughter is so beautiful!!! You look like sisters!

Thank you for stopping by my blog:)

Jenni @ nest to keep said...

Those are so creative! I think they look wonderful~ you come up with such amazing things! :)

I hope you are having a good day! :)

TAPESTRIESOFNATURE said...

THOSE ARE FANTASTIC AND A GREAT IDEA WITH MOTHER AND FATHERS DAY COMING UP SOON! THANKS FOR SHARING.

Kim from The Sheep's Nest said...

Hi Dore, Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your paper crowns and your blog looks just beautiful! I look forward to following along. Kim

VERBENA.... NESTED TREASURES said...

Dore your special touch is always so dreamy & original. Love them. xo laura

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Fantabulous! My lil Girl loves these crowns as well, we also have made them out of wire those are really fun.Great job! ~Cheers Kim

Beach House Living said...

Goodness you sound like me having the letter sets like I am with the chalkboard frames. Adding the bling was my chance to do something unique. I'm trying out some other things too. So maybe I'll get the frame and you will get to stamping!
All tbe best,
Rita

Marlene said...

Beautiful idea! I see many places to use these for a special touch...even small crowns for a shabby xmas tree!

Prior said...

These are great! Lezlee

McCarthy Designs said...

Oh Dore, these crowns are just gorgeous. You have inspired me, you are so creative! I will need to make some time, so I can make one. Thank you for sharing with us! xx

Bonnie said...

These are such beautiful, little bursts of happiness! You are just a crafty diva. :)

I think this would be a lovely addition to a mother's day gift. If I make one I'll have to take a picture and I'll post about it on my blog and send you props. :)

Hope you're having a wonderful week.

xoxo,
Bonnie

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Your crowns are gorgeous - thanks for stopping by. I'll be back for more. Have a great day.
Hugs
Marie

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Dore, just love your crowns, what a great idea to borrow it from Burger King! Not only the crowns, but your darling gypsy tassles, really so sweet! I really enjoy coming by here,love your creativity.
Debra

she dreams big! said...

I don't know how I came across your blog from my blog surfing but I am glad I did! I'm now a new follower! Your artwork and designs are fabulous! I'm in awe and so inspired to create something of my own (like a tassle!). I know I can come to visit and see something beautiful everytime I do!

Les Cotrions said...

What a great idea! Your crowns are so beautiful and romantic...very decorative too! I think I'll copy your idea!
Happy week end!
Vale

Zuzu said...

Very sweet!!! Always a delight to visit you, Dore! :)
Happy weekend,
Zuzu

myletterstoemily said...

hi dore!

nice to meet you. i love your paper crowns,
but my disability prevents me from making
even the simplest things.

i am artistically challenged. :)

Madelief said...

Dear Dore,

Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog! I like yours very much too. The paper crowns you made look very special. I haven't seen anything like it. They look fit for a king or queen!

Wish you a good weekend!

Lieve groet, Madelief

A Perfect Gray said...

your blog is beautiful and these crown are awesome...

Masy said...

oh how beautiful! really lovely ornaments, and so special!!

best,
masy

Amy said...

Aww, this made me smile, when my sister and I were in High School she made me a Burger King crown (not nearly as elegant as these) when I was in our Homecoming court, we have photos of us all dressed up with the glittery crowns on. What a nice memory you brought back. *Amy

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