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Monday, December 7, 2009

Princess Crown

My mother came up with this Princess crown for my daughter so they could have tea together. They read a book about having tea with the queen and the queen ended up being the grandmother. (This story is called Tea with Ruby and came out of the Cheerio's box!) My mother sent Ashley an invitation to tea with the queen and they got all dressed up and had tea (orange juice) on fancy china. My mother came up with this crown so they would have them to wear when they ate. Ashley brought her own with her but my mom is wearing the one she made. I changed the dimensions around a bit but here it is! So easy and would be great for a little girls birthday party for all the kids to wear.

Here is them having tea together.

I used an 8 1/2" x 11" paper but I would suggest using 12 x 12 just in case your childs head is any bigger. This one fits Ashley but she is only 4. You are going to cut in from one long side 3 3/4" inches so you have 3 3/4"x11"(or 12"). From the other side you are going to go in 3 3/4" and score it and then cut at 4 3/4". So 4 3/4" x 11"(or 12") scored 1" in from a long edge. The one with the flap will be the front piece and the other will fit inside to make the crown adjustable. The little folded flap also makes the crown much more rigid.

On the bottom of the piece with the flap up, you are going to use the ornament punch. Line up the point with the bottom of the paper and the edge with the side.

Do another one right beside it, this is what it will look like.

Keep going until you have the whole length of the paper punched.

This is what it will look like. You are going to do the same thing to the other length of paper.

I used Baroque Motifs to decorate this. If I did it again I would use a lot more bling!

Decorate your other back piece and using red sticky tape, put the flat paper into the inside of the scored piece like shown below. Measure how big around your childs head is and put the other side together overlapping where the pattern matches.

Your Princess is ready for Tea!


Carey said...

OK, this is way too cute. What a wonderful grandmother she is. This looks like way too much fun to be having. Your crown is just fabulous. Thanks for letting us in on the fun day.

aka Roscoe's mommy

kreationzbyzabrina said...

Oh Wow that is way to cute!!!

Tammy Q Howell said...

Wow! How creative! Love to see other uses for our punches.

Jean Fitch from jlfstudio said...

Positively Brilliant! Send this in to SU!

Linda Tarolli said...

I'd never have guessed that was the ornament punch. What a fun idea and it sounds like they had a great time.

Amber said...

You are a genius

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