Wednesday, 12 February 2014
How to make a fairy tale lace crown
Over on the Fairy Tales hangout this week, I shared this simple but delicate lace crown.
Ruby loves to wear it and it's currently accessorising one of her favourite Disney Princess outfits!
It's simple to make, the kid's can get involved, you just need a little patience for the drying time.
You will need:
A length of cotton crocheted lace, the wider the better (cut to length by measuring your child's head and allow a few centimetres overlap)
Some gold or silver paint - I used DYLON fabric paint which works well but as this isn't going to be washed, you could use acrylics or even spray paint
PVA (white/school) glue
Some stick on gems to decorate
Begin by laying out a length of cling film to protect your surface.
Completely cover your lace in PVA glue - it's easier to do this in a bowl rather than painting it on. Give it a good squeeze to make sure it's totally saturated. This is the same sort of process I used for my doily bowls.
Then lay it out flat on the cling film, smoothing it out so it's neat and straight. Leave overnight to dry.
Now you can paint the band. Leave to dry between coats and before you turn it over to paint the reverse.
When fully dry, attach your gems then overlap the ends and secure to make the crown (I used a glue gun for this).
Do your little ones love fairy tale dressing up? What's their favourite story and outfit?