Monday, February 20, 2012

Princess Crown

Ever since my families trip to LA I have been wanting to make a crown like this. When we were on vacation, we went to Medieval Times and watched some really fun horsemanship and chivalry. The only thing that wasn't chivalrous about Medieval Times was the prices. Of everything. It was ridiculous. I saw some beaded crowns, just like the one above, for $40!! I decided then and there that I could make one of those for a lot cheaper than that. 

If you want to make one, you'll need:
Beads
Jewelry Wire
Pliers
Hot Glue Feathers


~Take a piece of wire and put beads on it, securing the end by folding it over (make sure you leave some length at the end to tie the two ends together. This piece will form the circle that fits on top of the munchkins head that you're making it for....so be sure to measure it correctly. 
~Twist the two ends of the circular piece together and fold them in on themselves, into a bead so they won't scratch. 
~Get a much longer piece of wire and begin by wrapping one end of the metal around the circle. Start adding beads.....periodically twisting the wire around the circle, making v shapes like this:
~Carry on this way around the entire edge of the circle and you've got the shape of the crown.
~Lastly, add some feathers around a focal point with hot glue:
Easy enough, right?? 
This is such a sweet gift for a munchkin who like to use their imagination. 

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