C is for Crowns and Coupons! Let us not underestimate the value of a handmade Taj Mahal of crowns. I have been making flower crowns for my girlfriends over the last few years as they have turned the magical age of 50. For a few oof them I made Glinda the Good Witch crowns at a Wizard of Oz themed birthday celebration. Three years ago I began making them with coffee filter flowers and crepe paper flowers. I’ve made flowers out of chinese papers found at the Asian markets. Silk flowers are beautiful as well, but can be costly. The dollar stores carry very affordable ones that I then added glass glitter to the edges of the pedals that created a lovely effect. With the crown I created for my Mother’s Day this year, I started with a German gold crown Dresden base, but with all the questions I’ve had recently, I decided to elaborate on a more extensive tutorial in a post tomorrow. I will list some Dresden crowns I have available on Etsy tomorrow at noon. But you could use just posterboard that has been cut to the shape of a small tiara and glitter it, or spray paint it gold. Whatever you need to do, but please add sparkle! Then I added every little COFFEE FILTER FLOWER I had leftover from my latest projects, some CREPE PAPER FLOWERS I made a few years ago, and then of course the tissue paper flowers I shared in a recent tutorial found HERE. I used poster board as my base. Some of the flowers I just glued straight on the posterboard. Some I punched holes in the posterboard and fed the floral wire stem through it and hot glued it in place. I added millinery fruits and flowers,spun cotton mushrooms and butterflies made of paper cut outs. I found these really great vintage floral foil leaves, but you can create the same effect with die cuts and paint or glitter. The crown must include ribbons of all colors and textures and then the little Queen for a Day banner is included in my Mother’s Day Printables that include many helps and cute fill in the blank coupons is available in my Etsy shop HERE.
A limited amount of Dresden Crowns shown above will be available in my Etsy shop tomorrow.
Love sent with a formal curtsy for you,