Adding some GLITTERED crowns to my repertoire

I love glitter.  I loathe working with glitter.  I detest the ‘aftermath’ of working with glitter; IE the fact that it gets EVERYWHERE!   That being said, I NEEDED to make some glittered crowns to add to my offerings.

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I re-use the cardboard from old cereal boxes for my crowns.  On the sheet music crowns, I cover the printed side of the cardboard with the sheet music, which leaves the inside of the crown, plain.

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For the glittered crowns, since I have to glitter the plain side of the cardboard, I have to cover the printed side with ‘something’.  I used some old dictionary pages.  (not convinced that I will continue doing this.  I haven’t decided if it distracts from the look too much, or not).

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***   CUT YOUR CARDBOARD TO LENGTH.

***  COVER THE PRINTED SIDE WITH PAPER.

***  GLUE INTO A CIRCLE OF YOUR SELECTED SIZE WITH PAPER INSIDE; PLAIN PART OUTSIDE (for GLITTER crowns)

***  CUT YOUR CROWN POINTS.

*** BRUSH GLUE ONTO HALF OF THE OUTSIDE OF THE CROWN AND SPRINKLE ON YOUR GLITTER.  LET DRY.  GLITTER THE OTHER HALF.

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The glittered crowns are pretty enough left ‘as is’, without any embellishment; bit I like to add a little something.

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I used crepe paper rosettes on this first batch.

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Glittering the edges is pretty.  Gently brush glue along the very edges of your rosette.  Pour your glitter into a shallow container and gently ‘roll’ those glued edges in the glitter.  Let dry.

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Another way to embellish the rosette with glitter is to gently brush the glitter on the top of the folds and sprinkle with glitter.

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I have two sizes of these scalloped edge circle paper punches; and like to stack them to embellish my rosettes.  Adding glitter to the smaller ones was a hassle because I had to do it in two steps in order to cover the whole thing AND be able to hold it to apply the glue and glitter.  My solution?  Glue a little scrap piece of paper to the back to make a ‘tab’ to hold onto.  VOILA!  I can glue and glitter the entire front all at once.  Once dry, just snip the tab off.

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The two different styles of glittered rosettes side by side, with scalloped centers.

P1250994After I added the rosettes to the crowns I decided they needed a little something more, and added a little bling to the center.

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If the crown fits . . . . wear it!

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Published in: on March 23, 2016 at 10:13 pm  Comments (1)  

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  1. love these! You’ve inspired me to make some for my grand daughters.. Thank you for sharing and happy Easter!

    Tamara ❤


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