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.