3.13.2009

DIY - custom fabric party crowns

(Be sure to upload your photos from trying this project into the Brassy Apple Projects Flickr group!)

1. Start by gathering your "royal" supplies:
fabric of choice
buttons
bias tape
rick rack
lace
extra fabric scraps
rhinestones
and other fun embelishments
You will need: fusible fleece or heavy fusible interfacing


2. Create a pattern for your crown shape using a piece of paper. If you like winging it just skip this step.


3. Fuse your fleece or interfacing to the wrong side of your fabric per the manufacturers instructions. You may want to use 2 layers for a more stiff effect/feel. Play around with what works best for you.



4. Place your crown pattern on top of the fuse area, trace and cut.


5. Now the fun begins! Embellishing! Get your children involved! they'll love it! I added complimentary double folded bias tape to the bottom edge. Just place, pin and sew. Cut out other fun fabric shapes to put on your crown too. Using craft glue, hot glue, thread, heat n' bond, etc attach your embelishments. The skies the limit so go for it!





5. Measure the crown around your childs head to find a good fit. Pin and sew your crown closed. I folded under my edge for a nice clean finished look.




6. Hold an royal coronation ceremony and crown your newest King and Queen!







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10 comments:

  1. Oooh, those are neat! Thanks for sharing. :)

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  2. How cute! I will be adding this to my file of fun crafts to do!

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  3. They are really cute. Thanls for sharing :)

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  4. Great crowns, I love them. Have already made one for my son's birthday. I think they should replace all paper hats. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I'd love to feature this in our blog. It would be part of our Fantastic Friday Reviews. We'd summarize your post in a line or two and link back to your site. If you want to be included (for this crown post) I'd appreciate a picture that is about 300pxls - your finished product ones are too small for me to include.

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  6. Love these crowns - and the other party tutorials you have running this week. You've been featured in Fantastic Fridays! Feel free to grab your button/award. If you think there are other tutorials that would fit into the theme of our site, feel free to submit them. I'm thrilled to be featuring you this week!

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  7. They look great! I've seen lots of felt crowns online, but never done with printed fabric. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. hello, my name is jaqueline and i am a fabric junkie :) - yup that's the name for it. I just love your blog cos it's sooo cute and neat and it has great tutorials !

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