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Saturday, May 22, 2010

A Crown Fit For The Birthday Princess

My cutest niece Malia is turning five on Monday {she is my only niece but she is the cutest nonetheless : D}. As I have already shown, I made her the Mod Podged hatbox for her birthday presents. And here is the “Birthday Princess” crown that I made her as well. Isn’t it the gaudiest, ugliest, cutest, funest, cutest, birthday princess crown ever! I keep seeing these birthday crowns – mostly for adults all over the web. So I knew with Malia’s birthday coming up that she needed one! Not quite sure how the 5 year old will react to it yet, but I think it turned out pretty cute and ugly in a good way : D.

Close Up's:

Here are the supplies used:

  • Princess Crown – Joanne’s unfinished crown {it cost me $1!}
  • Paint – Making Memories acrylic {get paint color}
  • Fabric – vintage inspired bird fabric Joanne’s brand
  • Tissue Paper – my stash
  • Stickers – American Crafts Dear Lizzy Line
  • Jeweled Flowers, Brads and Stickers– Imaginisce, K & Company, Doodlebug Designs, Prima
  • Patterned Paper – American Crafts, Dear Lizzy, October Afternoon
  • Paper Doilies – Wilton
  • Ribbon – BasicGrey {blue and brown}, my stash {wish I could remember the manufactures of all the ribbon remnants that I have!!!}
  • Letter Thickers – American Crafts {aren’t these the cutest Thickers ever!}
  • Die Cut patterned paper Flower – Daisy D
  • Adhesives – Glue Dots, Pop Dots, Mod Podge, Crystal Effects, glue stick
  • Punches – Curly Label from EK Success, Bird from Stampin’ Up!
  • Inks – Soft Suede classic ink and Chocolate Chip marker from Stampin’ Up!
  • Tattered Angels coffee color
  • Stamp – Happy Birthday To You from Stampin’ Up! {I used the marker to just color “Birthday”. That was the only part stamped onto the paper}
I found this fun vintage inspired print at Joanne’s of all places. Not only are they getting in a lot cuter fabric but they are making it themselves too! This print and the polka-dotted prints are their own line. I saw them, and I knew I wanted them for the crown. My original idea was to make the hair bows I always make with my Big Shot to go on the crown. The fabric inspired the color pallet for the project. But when I got the bow put together, I couldn’t get it on the crown without covering up more of the points of the crown. So instead I used the tissue paper flower, and then took a strip of fabric and stitched it at the bottom to get it into the big poofy ruffle. I was sad I couldn’t make it work, but I still am giving Malia the hair bow for her birthday anyway. Sshh! It’s a secret until tomorrow!

I actually had the crown all painted this golden color from Making Memories also but I decided it wasn’t girly enough, and painted over it with the pink. Gotta love acrylic paint for that reason! Then I sprayed it with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Coffee color. I also sprayed the tissue paper flower, although the alcohol ate through it a bit, but it survived. I was totally going for the junky, vintage feel and I think it turned out so ugly that its so freakin cute! Hope you guys agree!

Here are the pictures of the fabric and hair bow started the whole crazy process:

Now I am off to a diabetes walk at the University of Utah Diabetes Center {Go Team Parker!}, a dance recital for Malia at Riverton High School, a semi-pro football game for the Utah Shock and family time! And then I will head on over to Barnes & Noble to get Malia a Fancy Nancy book to complete the present!

Have a good weekend everyone!


Chandy Colton said...

I found your blog somehow on facebook through Liz Cowdell :) I LOVE YOUR CRAFTS, they are so cute and you are so talented. I especially love that hairbow you made for your daughter with the fabric, I have really been wanting to learn how to make them, is there anyway you could tell me? i make and sale hairbows and this is something new I wanted to try. let me know. you can email me at THANK YOU SO MUCH! or find me on facebook chandy clayburn colton and ask to be my friend and we can do it that way, THANKS!