With New Year's Eve almost upon us I thought I make up some quick and easy DIY party crowns to hopefully inspire you to try you hand at one. I have an added incentive due to the fact that my daughter's birthday falls on New Year's Eve, and let's face it, all girls love to be a princess!!
I've put together two headband style crowns and one lace crown.
Firstly I will give you the instructions for the lace crown.
Using Helmar's Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid this is a very simple but very pretty crown to create. You will need two bowls, cling film/plastic wrap, lace of choice and Helmar's Fabric Stiffener and Draping Liquid. Be sure to choose a bowl with the circumference as close to the size crown you want as possible.
In one bowl place the lace and enough of the Helmar's glue to coat it thoroughly.
Cover the second bowl with the cling film/plastic wrap and wrap the coated lace around the base, overlapping slightly. Place on a surface that is also covered with the cling film/plastic wrap to prevent the lace from sticking to it.
Set this aside to dry for up to 24 hrs. I did not need this long due to the very hot summer weather at the moment, after a couple of hours it was set enough to remove from the bowl and cling film/plastic wrap and mold into the shape I wanted. I then set aside for another hour for further drying.
Once it was completely dry (firm shape but pliable) I could then decorate it. I used some half back pearls and mesh bling to bejewel my lace crown.
For my headband crowns I simply used a couple of empty toilet rolls or you could use tubing from any paper wrap you may have available.
The first one has a simple 'V' shape cut deeply into the top part and the second one I just cut a 1" section from the TP roll for the base and then with the remaining I cut it into five long strips and a strip was used to make a small circle.
Paint all sections in your desired colour, glue the small cirle together using Helmar's Craft Glue and then once dry, attach the long strips evenly.
Curl all sections around and attach to the base using Helmar's Craft Glue.
Once you have both your crown structures made you can decorate them in any way you wish, for the spiked crown I made a mix of pearls, sequins, beads and glitter and glued to the lower section. I then attached a little tinsel around the base and glued glitter to the spikes. With the other crown I used some mesh bling in strips down each section, a few beaded decorations around the base at that's it.
You can glue these directly on to headbands (hair colour is best) using your Helmars glue or you can insert a small strip along the base and glue this to the headband for extra strength.
And there you have it, very simple New Year's Eve crowns or they can even be used for birthdays!!!
Thank you for joining my today and I wish you all a very safe and Happy New Year!!!!