"Life isn't about finding yourself, it's about creating yourself."
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Make your Monday...crown

Hi y'all....I'm playing in a new meme today...Make Your Monday, hosted by Kim @ Twice Remembered. I just discovered Kim's wonderful blog & if you havn't yet, you are in for a treat! It's beautiful w/ lots of great ideas!

For my post today, I'd like to share a crown I made. One day, while shopping in Michael's, I saw some foam crowns in garrishly bright colors but as soon as I saw them I knew they would be wonderful made-over. I got so excited about the project that I forgot to get a before shot. I always do that!!! But picture a bright yellow foam crown, made for kids (I think). I hit it w/ a couple of coats of ivory spray paint, rubbed the edges w/ some rub & buff to age it a bit, glued a strip of aged sheet music around teh base & adorned it w/ vintage clip on earrings (I removed the backs from them). It connected w/ tabs so to cover them, I added a big tulle bow.

You'll never guess what the rhinestone center of the bow is....a napkin ring! I bought a bunch of them on eBay a few years ago but they were a lot tackier than I expected them to be so I have never used them as napkin rings. I just slipped strips of tulle through the ring & glued it on. Isn't it beautiful? I just love it!






Here you can see the sheet music trim a little better. I distressed the edges of it a bit w/ some distressing ink before gluing it on. Cost of this lovely crown? A whopping 99 cents! :o)



I had a lot of fun w/ this project & get a smile everytime I see my "fou-fou crown". Visit Kim's Make Your Monday post for more crafty ideas.

15 comments:

salmagundi said...

Aren't you clever! That would be great as a project for a 12-year old girly birthday party - they could decorate their own. Thanks. Sally

Tammy of Yarborough House said...

Love it and so would my froo froo daughter. Gonna have to save this project.

tammy

Joan@anythinsggoeshere said...

I can picture the before...Yikes! Your redo is wonderful!!!!

Shanty2Chic said...

Wow... I love all your stuff.. what fun ideas!! You are just down the road from us too!! Thanks for sharing!!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

And a very cute crown it is, Cami!

Knitty said...

What a great idea! I like the Make Your Monday idea too. I will have to get ready for this before next week.

Katy ~ said...

I need one of those while I sit at my desk and work.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

That is so cute, Cami! Such a wonderful crown!

xo,

Sheila :-)

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

That is so creative and it turned out so pretty! I love crowns! Have you looked on ebay at tiaras etc? Oh my, they are so expensive! This is such a cute idea!

Manuela

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Just got back in town - thanks for your comments on my post. Love the old sheet music - where do you find it?

Twice Remembered said...

Aw, it's so pretty and sweet! I would have never imagined doing something like this with those foam crowns we see at craft stores. And great use of the napkin rings, too! Thank you for sharing!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Great makeover!! Now I need to go find one of those ugly crowns before everyone finds out about this great idea!!

blessings
mary

The Little Teochew said...

Howdy! Hello from Singapore :) Thank you for dropping by my blog and making me feel better about my souffle ;) I'm so glad to be here at your beautiful blog! You're amazingly creative and talented. I know for sure, I can learn a few things from you!

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Pretty! I love crowns, but never ventured into creating my own! Thanks for stopping by to see my front porch and garden!

Angie's Recipes said...

I love the birdhouse the most, esp. the two white birds...so cute.

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