Monday, May 14, 2012

Paper Crown


In just three short weeks my baby girl will be the big 2.  Im not worried about the terrible twos at all, but only because I'm pretty sure in the last 3 months we've been fully engulfed in them. I mean, we're talking about a baby that's so independent she insists on changing her own diaper!!  She beats up every kid who looks at her wrong (or looks at her at all) and has a complete breakdown if I tell her "no" about anything at all. 

 And while she definitely tries my patience, she also stole my heart the day she was born and I've never gotten it back. To my delight, she is the biggest Momma's girl around. Alfie has always preferred his Dad to me, so it's kind of nice to have a #1 fan and a partner in crime, even. She loves all the girly things I make for her and will pose happily for pictures. Just last night I asked her to look at me (so I could clean her new earrings) and without turning her head she belted "Cheese!". She definitely keeps us laughing... when we're not screaming into our pillows, ha ha. In all seriousness, I look at this precious girl and see such a strong, amazing person inside a tiny body, I can't wait for her to continue to grow so I can see the incredible woman she turns out to be.  


I couldn't very well let her have a Birthday with out making her a crown, could I? I figure she probably won't want to wear it at her party, so I took a few snap shots of her in it ahead of time. I've made crowns in the past, and had a few people ask me how to do it, so here's a quick tutorial for you:



1. on a 12x12 scrap book paper mark in from each side 4"on the top  and mark in from each side 2" on the bottom.
2. line up the bottom left marking with the top left marking and cut with a paper cutter.
3. Repeat with the right markings
4. Staple the papers together width wise on the 4" side and trim.

 Make one large paper medallion and 2 small ones and glue to your crown as shown below:
(not sure how to make a paper medallion? click here for a good tutorial)


and lastly, embellish your paper crown with beads, stickers, ribbon, tickets, glitter, pearls or anything you like.  When it's ready to be worn, measure the size of the persons head, then trim and staple the crown in the back to fit. enjoy.


  

15 comments:

Dawn said...

Instructions are quite confusing, but the outcome is lovely. You have a beautiful daughter and I completely understand the whole, laugh, then scream into a pillow thing. lol

Danielle Wagasky said...

Hi Lady!! I just wanted to let you know I featured your cute blog on Blissful and Domestic today. Stop by and check it out.

Danielle @ Blissful and Domestic
http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2012/05/fashion-blogger-loves.html

Connie said...

Hi Anne: I'm Connie at http://hotflashncraftn.blogspot.com/, a new GFC friend. I would love it if you stop by and be mine, too.
She's adorable....How bad could she be..lol. My son was started whining at 2 and let me see, he still whins, he just turned 22...lol. She's an adorable model for the lovely crown you made. Thanks for sharing.

Mindie Hilton said...

That crown is incredible. Thanks for sharing.

Liz said...

Oooh, this is so sweet! Lovely crown! Liz

Jenny said...

That is such a fun crown! I am so glad I found your cute blog on Blissful and Domestic. I am your newest follower :)
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Heather said...

Probably the cutest thing I've ever seen. What a beautiful little one! I hope when we find out next week what we are having it IS a girl just so I can do things like this. Now following your blog, YAY!

Makaila said...

absolutely ADORABLE! oh those blue eyes.. they just must MELT you.

Jackie said...

Jeepers she is adorable! the photos have to make up for the tantrums! I never got to do the girly things, I had one boy my hubby had 2 boys, it was all baseball, racecars and dirt all the time! Yuck!

Simple Simon & Co said...

This is to0-die-for darling!!!!

Sarah said...

What a cute crown! Your family is adorable - and I love those colors. What a gorgeous day - and I love your blog!

Emily Kate said...

That crown is ridic cute and your baby girl is stinking dreeeeamy!

Julie Marling said...

So cute and the pictures are priceless. New follower from Wiegand hop! Love for you to stop by Naptime Review sometime1

http://naptimeshopper.blogspot.com

Lissa @ The Looking Glass said...

what a doll baby! found you via the wiegands! love your crafty, feminine site! xo

Rolled Up Pretty said...

SUCH a cute crown Annie, and she is so beautiful! So funny, she sounds like a typical girl! :)