Monday, April 23, 2018

The Monarch's Crown

I've been attempting to organize and destash. It's a bit like Christmas, rediscovering old ideas and inspiration along the way. I come across pieces and think "Oh! I was going to..." or see a sheet of pretty scrapbook paper and become enchanted.

This crown was a bit like that. I was going to make it back in September but life got in the way (as it often does). As I cleaned and sorted through my supplies it poked me and nagged to be made.

Spring had snuck off to make way for an ice storm, so something bright and cheery and golden was definitely in order. Is there a better way to wait for a natural disaster than feeling regal in a paper crown? I don't think so.

I think that paper crowns are the crazy craft lady version of the tinfoil hat. They keep bad thoughts away and make you feel glam while thinking good things.

I had thought about adding more... more sparkly elements, a focal piece... but I think the butterflies do well by themselves.

Crowns are gloriously fun to wear and you very nearly cannot feel bad wearing them. If you require a crown for your own noggin' here are the supplies I used to create my "Monarch Crown".

Gypsy Soul Chipboard Crown
G45 Couture: Accessorize
Authentique: Mysterious 2
BoBunny: Enchanted Harvest Butterflies
Gold Star Picks
Narrow Gold Dresden Diadem or Crown

Acrylic paint