Friday, December 29, 2017

Bobby Pin Paper Crowns

I know. I KNOW! I know I said my next post would be the how to for the fairy godmother goodies. The holiday monster has had a vice like grip on me and there have been casualties. I pinky swear and cross my heart, those how tos are on the way

BUT NOW... paper crowns.

If you've followed along with my craft madness for any length of time you will know that I have a thing for crowns... paper crowns... paper crowns with glint and glitter.

So I was chuffed that Alpha Stamps chose Winter Crowns as their December kit theme!

So much gorgeousness. And all that gold dresden! *SWOON*

I didn't make my crowns in the round. I just used the kit template as it was. I figured this would be practical for two reasons: 1) shipping. MUCH easier to ship a flat crown than a round crown. 2) I have friends who claim to have massively large and unusually small heads. I figured leaving the edges free, those friends who have hair could simply keep them in place with bobby pins.

Two pins slipped over those loose ends and through the hair and those crowns stay in place pretty well!

And no need to worry about fitting.

If you have no hair I might suggest a little tape? Some glue? 

(Kidding! Do not glue things to your head.)

I had planned on wearing these for Christmas dinner but the tissue crowns from our Christmas crackers won out. SO... I'm totally rocking one of these on New Years eve instead. I'm totally fancy like that!

Want to make your own? Here's the supply list (you might want to take a gander at this list even if you aren't making crowns because the gold dresden pieces are glorious!)

Winter Crowns December Kit
Golden Night Wired Leaves
Stitched Leaf Ribbon - Gold
Mixed Size Ivory Flat-Back Pearls
2 Inch Gold Star Ornament**
Gold Star Garland
Fancy Scalloped Gold Dresden Borders
Gold Dresden Halos
Large Zig Zag Gold Dresden Edging
4 Inch Round Gold Doilies
Fancy Gold Dresden Rosettes
Portraiture Collage Sheet
Pear-Shaped Pearl Stick Pins - Gold
Floral Lace on Taupe Scrapbook Paper
Courtship Lane East Plaza Scrapbook Paper
Under the Stars Scrapbook Paper
Mini French Labels Collage Sheet
Winter Snow Glitter Mix