Make A Crown

Free Printable Crowns And Crown Templates - With Ideas On Making And Decorating Your Own Crown

Making a crown is a cheap and fun project for kids to enjoy, it is something that is very creative, and doubly exciting! ~ First is the fun of making it, and second the excitement of wearing it.
Crowns are popular choices for kids birthday parties, and dress-up games. There are lots of different types too, for Kings and Queens, and even for lovers of pink polka dots!
Don't worry if designing one for your child seems a bit complicated, this page has many links to headgear, that can be easily colored and cut out to make a masterpiece that any King or Queen would be proud to wear.

How to make a crown from gift wrap and rhinestones!

This sparkly regal headdress took me about half an hour to make, and was a lot of fun!
First I printed off a crown template and stuck it onto a piece of card to give it some strength. I cut round the template when the glue was dry.
When the template was cut out I covered it with a thin layer of PVA glue, on top of this layer I stuck some pretty wrapping paper. This is called decoupage. When the glue was dry I cut the spare gift wrap away.
I then did the same thing with a smaller band of contrasting gift wrap, this band was glued along the bottom of the crown.
When this was dry I began to stick bands of sparkling rhinestones along the bottom band of the crown. The middle part was looking bare, so I added another band there, with a large jewel in the center of the crown.
These crowns could be made smaller - like for kids teddies and dollies too, a child might like their favorite toy to have a matching crown.

Crowns To Make And Wear - Free Printable Crowns For Boys And Girls

These useful sheets can be colored and printed, then used to make a crown. (See the module below the links for instructions on how to construct once it is printed)
Some of the crowns featured are ready colored, some can be colored, and some even have accents that you can print off, color, and stick on.

How To Construct The Crown Once It's Printed

There are two easy ways to make a crown once it is printed, first of all, mount the it onto thin to medium strength card with pva glue. Cut round it.
When the template is cut out, see how far it stretches around your childs head. You have two options now to make the crown fit.
1. Print the same template again, color, mount on card etc, then stick to the other one to make a complete circle.
2. Cut a band that fits around your child's head and mount the cut-out template onto that.

Free Princess Crowns To Print

These cute princess crowns are a very cheap way to keep a child happy for hours, perfect for all kinds of dress-up games, birthday parties, and just for fun.
Most of these crowns have colored versions, and versions that the child can color or decorate themselves.

Decorating A Homemade Crown

Decoupage - Use pretty paper to cover your crown, you could use tissue paper or there is a huge variety of wrapping paper available that can be used. If you are someone who keeps old gift wrap and is looking for a use for it then decoupage is a good one.
Glitter - What kid doesn't enjoy abit of glitter action, add some sparkle with glitter.
Sequins - One of my favorite things to do to decorate something is to use sequins, glue in lines of color, or just use random sequins for a regal headdress that will sparkle like jewels when the light hits it.
Rhinestones And Jewels - You can get rhinestones which come on sticky strips, and all kinds of stick-on jewels. These can be stuck on a crown to make it extra pretty. The stick-on jewels stick to paper and card well, but the heavier ones might need a blob of glue to keep them on.

These are some of the things you could decorate with....

Some of the cute decorations that I mentioned in the list above, I use all of the items below when crafting, and can especially recommend the stick-on jewels and rhinestones,

Club Pack Of Foam Tiaras To Decorate

These are great for a princess themed birthday party, or a sleepover. A pack of 12 foam tiaras that can be decorated by kids to make their perfect princess head gear.
These are really low priced and probably work out cheaper than printing out 12 crowns on the pc.

Ideas For Other Home Made Crown Uses

Dolly and Teddy Crowns
You could make one for anything from a teddy to a Barbie doll, one of the things I do for entertainment is re-vamp Barbies, and a crown makes her look a million dollars. I will be doing a tutorial soon showing how to make a tiny one from a cardboard tube.
Festive Decorations
Small decorated crowns could be hung on the tree in the holiday season, or used on a table as decoration, napkin ring, or name holder.
Card Making
Decorate and stick flat crowns onto blank cards for cute greetings cards
I used to work in a florist and we made many beautiful gift displays with cellophane. A decorated crown of any size, could be placed in the center of a square of cellophane, the center of it stuffed with candy or gifts, then the cellophane gathered up and pulled upwards and tied with a ribbon.

How To Make A Crown For Kids From Plasterboard

This video shows how to make an easy kids kings hat from plasterboard, this one can be made very quickly and looks cute. It also uses some of the stick-on jewels that I was talking about above.

Craft packs for making regal headgear

Crafting packs to stick, color, make, and wear. There are some great little packs here which contain embellishments and decorations, plus templates and instructions. Loads of fun!

About Crowns - Where do crowns come from?

The earliest crowns that were made from metal were like headbands and were worn around the head, the Romans used to wear this type of headband, and other ancient civilizations had their own versions.

The spiked type of crown that most of us think of when we picture one is called a radiant crown, and was first worn by Roman members of a sun cult, with the spikes representing the suns rays.

Who could have imagined that the crown would be so symbolic! In the modern age this type of radiating design was most often worn in Scandinavia and northern countries.

There are no crowns as of yet that have survived from ancient times, though so we get our information from artwork and writings from those times.The earliest crown that has been found is the Iron Crown of Lombardy, which is a thick band-like design with many precious stones in it.

Image Credit Old Crown From Denmark Wikipedia

Free Printable Crown Coloring Pages

These crown coloring pages can be used for loads of different home-made projects. Of course they can be colored, afterwards why not use them as, Christmas decorations, on greetings cards, or as cute hand-made gift tags.

William Morris Fabric Designs

Original William Morris Fabrics And The Wooden Blocks Used To Print Them

Today I had the pleasure of getting up-close to a piece of original William Morris printed fabric, along with the engraved wooden blocks used to print the design. Woot!

The photo to the left shows the actual piece of fabric, a pretty bird and flower design, typical of Morris.

This beautiful fabric is easy to spot, it has a definite style and classic color theme which runs through each design, each is different, yet each is know instantly if a design is by Morris, and that is the proof of a true master.

One of my earliest fashion memories was of my mothers Liberty print bag, it had a scrolling, floral design by William Morris, and it captivated me. I used to trace the leaves and stems around the bag with my finger, kind of like like a floral maze... it was with this same sense of captivation that I viewed these items today.

Deconstructed Denim Skirt (A Work In Progress)

This is a work in progress, I admit it does look a bit incomplete at the moment, but will hopefully grow into something interesting (I was going to say 'beautiful' but I think that's too far fetched!)

What this raggy looking item is going to be is a deconstructed denim skirt. It is made from a pair of jeans, which I cut across at the crotch, to make the skirt waistband, and long strips of denim from the legs of the jeans (cut in half length ways), which I have been pinning onto the waistband to form the skirt.

Pic 1 shows the skirt with 1 strip of denim pinned - Pic 2 shows it with 3 strips of denim pinned 


Some of the strips have been folded and others are woven around each other, at the moment each strip is secured with pins because I want to be able to easily change things before I begin to sew.  - I've changed the design at least 4 times, I think it flows nicely now though.

I wanted to see block and triangle designs in my skirt, (formed by the different shaded denim) and one of the main design problems that I had to overcome was that I would get carried away, forget about flow, and then random irregular shapes would appear and ruin the look of the design.

Dress Like A Pin-up For October

Octobers pin-up is a dab hand with a lasso, here she is chilling out on the ranch looking very pleased with herself indeed! I would too if I owned horses. Momma never bought me a pony...:(

This lady is wearing high-waisted trousers, which look like denim, black cowboy boots with gold details (looks like she has tucked and rolled her jeans before putting on the cowboy boots), thin leather belt, and a short sleeve fitted shirt, which she is wearing tucked into the trousers. (it looks a deep orange tone, almost red)

Cheap Red Heels

 Low Price Red Heels Plus Ideas For Jazzing Up An Old Pair

These cheap red heels have been chosen for not just for their great value, but how good they look too, I don't want any cheap looking red heels here, just gorgeous ones that happen to be low priced! All of the shoes here are hand-picked and many of the awesome low priced red heels are actually in the sales, with really good savings on them.
Red shoes always cause a stir, and are a favorite for nights out, just think, if you spend less money on the shoes, you can spend more on having fun!

Funny Fashion Memes - Stuff I Do When I'm Bored!

I have become addicted to making funny fashion memes :0 Well, 'funny' is subjective so I apologize if I am just not funny at all, hahha! Seriously though, this is a lot of fun, I am clearly spending too much time alone!

Cheap Black Heels

Gorgeous Black Heels For Low Prices

This page features all kinds of cheap black heels, these shoes are all under $50, so won't break the bank. I have chosen a range of cheap black heels that don't look cheap at all, in fact many of them are quite beautiful!

I have split the shoes up into styles because that's how I roll :) One of my many hobbies is jazzing-up shoes, so you will also find some cute tutorials, and ideas on how to re-vamp a pair of low priced shoes to really make them awesome.

Black heels look good with any outfit, they are the most versatile shoe color that there is, and will never go out of fashion, those are three very good reason to invest in a pair, even if they are low priced ones :)

Armageddon Fashion - Don't Do It!

Every time I look at this Polyvore set of mine I feel nervous...

You see, I made this set the night that a comet was going to pass close to the earth... There was a lot of talk of it going off course and wiping us all out, so I decided to try to calm my nerves by picking out a day and night look for the event.

Cheap White Heels

Low Price White Heels, White Heels On Sale, And Ways To Re-Vamp Old White Shoes

White heels are very popular, they are always nice to have in the closet,and are suitable for a whole host of occasions and outfits because they look great with all other colors.

The cheap white heels on this page are stylish, beautiful, and of course very inexpensive. I have split the shoes into styles, and am always on the hunt for more cheap white heels to add, I hope you enjoy what I have found so far.

No Sew T-Shirt To Cute Tank DIY

This T-shirt was given to me by a Rastafarian guy who's website I am helping to build. It is pretty random in it's design, with a line drawing of lifeboat men. Not something I would pick out at all TBH.

Hmmmm, I thought as he gave it to me, my mind swirling with ideas of chopping it here or there...,

This is a no sew t-shirt tutorial, and is really easy to complete, all you need are; a sharp pair of scissors, ribbon or cord, and a large t-shirt.

17 Pairs Of Creepy Shoes For Halloween

Awesome Halloween Heels

These funky heels are perfect for Halloween, if you want to make a statement you can wear them with a costume, or for a more subtle evening or daytime look, just wear the shoes with a regular outfit of your choice.

Most of the shoes on this page are not fancy dress shoes, which means that they are well made, comfortable, and many are made by well known designers such as 'Iron Fist.'

These shoes are not only for Halloween, they are fun shoes that can be enjoyed all year round. If you like skulls, bats, and other spooky things, these creepy shoes are going to please you

Patterned Leggings

I absolutely adore patterned leggings and own many pairs. They are great for summer or winter as they seem to keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter. It's getting colder here and lately I have been wearing my leggings tucked into cute woollen socks with a chunky black jumper, and they have kept me nice and toasty.

I have a lot of patterned leggings, my faves are really comfortable, with a lycra and polyester blend fabric. I think that's one of the main reasons I love these items of clothing, they are just so darn comfortable!

Easy Rhinestone Wedge DIY

Turn a pair of cheap wedges into pretty rhinestone prom shoes, with this easy tutorial. 

I found these cork heel wedges in a cheap shoe store for just $18 and jazzed them up with rhinestone accents. The rhinestones cost just $3, and it only took one hour to complete the pair.

For this rhinestone shoe tutorial you will need, UHU glue, rhinestone strips or single rhinestones, and a pair of heels to up-cycle.

Butterfly Costumes

Butterfly costumes are wonderful bright affairs, they are eye-catching, sexy, and come in many colors and styles. Some of them are based on actual species and some are make believe, all are gorgeous!

The way each of the costume designers has portrayed the butterfly is interesting and unique, some use the black of the wings to pick-out sections of the dress, and some incorporate the wings into the actual skirt or bodice.

A butterfly costume is ideal for any dress up holiday, party or situation where you want to stand out from the crowd, the majority of the costumes here are short, but I have managed to find some very nice longer versions too.

80s Costume Ideas

The 80's was a fun and exciting era for me, I was growing up and was old enough to get to wear a lot of the colorful 80's fashions. Due to films like Flashdance and Fame it seemed like everyone wanted to be a dancer in those days, my friends and I used to get dressed up in our bright neon outfits and dance to the popular songs in her garden, we would even show up for school rockin' our neon leg-warmers!

It's fun to re-create those times with a cute 1980's costume, and it gives me a sense of nostalgia to look at these in-your-face outfits, and I keep being struck by how much fun we used to have getting ready in the 1980's, and how much color played a part in our outfits. I do like neon colors.....

Pinup Costume Ideas

Get The Sexy Pin-Up Girl Look With A Vintage Style Costume

Vintage and retro is very 'in' right now, if you are into your vintage fashion and have a costume party coming up then it might be a nice idea to dress as a pinup girl. Pinup costumes are well cut and very evocative of the 1940's.

A pin-up girl costume should be cheeky and sexy, the pinup girl look is very polished and one of wholesomeness and health. A large number of pin-up girl outfits feature details from the Army, Navy or Air Force, this is because pictures of girls were sent to soldiers around the world during WW2 to keep spirits up. Pilots would even paint their own pin-up girls onto their planes for luck.

Tan Leather Boots, Sequins, And Suede Blazer - My Style

This is a casual outfit that I have thrown together for Fall. (I am squinting a bit in the middle pic, lol!) the base colors for the look are brown tones and grey. This is a nice comfy outfit for shopping and that is exactly where I am off to in the pics...


How To Make A Pendant From Found Objects - DIY Fashion Challenge

*I am running my daily DIY fashion challenge weekly now as I am really busy at the moment.

Wire wrapped pendants are simple to make (if a little fiddly). The great thing about them is that you can harness almost any found object and turn it into something wearable. I have made wire wrap pendants out of a multitude of items in the past, sea glass, shells, pretty stones, crystals, and even out of pieces of ancient pottery that can be found scattered in the fields near where I live.

Today I will be making a new pendant, I make jewelry to sell, but also like to make it for myself too, I will be making a cute pebble pendant to add to my collection, and showing you how to make one too.

9 Pretty Little Party Dresses

Dresses Coloring Pages

Dresses Coloring For Kids And Adults - With My Own Designs

When I was young, like many a little girl I was obsessed with my mothers clothes, her beautiful dresses in particular. One of my favorite hobbies was to make dress up dolls out of paper with a variety of pretty gowns based on my mothers own dresses. 

Another very satisfying hobby was drawing and coloring beautiful pictures of dresses which I would stick in a scrap book and dream about owning when I was older!

Personalized iPod Touch Case

Add your own pictures and/or text to an ipod touch case, change background colors easily, and create a great custom ipod case that will turn heads!

Dark Blue And Navy Coats

Stylish Blue Coats For Fall And Winter

I love navy coats and own quite a few of them, navy looks smart and compliments lots of other colors, this makes a navy coat a great addition to a fall or winter wardrobe.

I have noticed that people are much more polite when I wear mine, I get a lot of 'yes Madams' and doors held open for me, which does not happen when I am wearing other colors. I love that when I throw it on I look smart straight away! 

I have picked out some examples that I really like, some of the coats are really inexpensive, I have highlighted these designs in the section directly below, although there are plenty of bargains scattered amongst the other coats on this page.

A Cute Cupcake Costume For Halloween?

Why dress as a cupcake? Well, they're are very fashionable at the moment, not to mention so very yummy. They come in pretty candy colors and are topped with a variety of super cute details, such as cherries, sprinkles, and frosting.

Not for the faint hearted, these fun outfits are super colorful, short, and sexy, and will definitely get you noticed! Not many people will be dressing as cakes so go on, start a trend in your neighbourhood.

Easy Earring DIY - Daily DIY Challenge

Make A Pair Of Beaded Loop Earrings

This is a nice easy earring DIY which takes about 15 minutes to complete.

I make a lot of jewelry and lately have been making these cute beaded loop earrings. They can be as simple or as extravagant as you like, it all depends on the size and style of beads that you use.

9 Sexy Slashed Back Tops

Shirt To Top D.I.Y - D.I.Y Fashion Challenge (more pics to come...)

This shirt to top DIY is one of my own, which came about when I messed up a previous idea that I had. Luckily my partners denim shirt was sooo huge I had plenty of fabric to play with after the 'accident'. 

I did say that I would not be doing any sewing in my fashion DIY's, but I changed my mind half way through when I realized that I would not be able to get the top off without a zip opening on the side.

Vintage Fashion Looks Re-Created

Dress Like A Vintage Pin-Up For September

Every month I will be running one of these age fashion looks re-created. They will be specific for each month with seasonal clothing etc.

I will post a picture of a vintage pin-up then try to re-create her look with fashions available today. This months pin-up is this fabulous lady, she looks like she has been out and about in the countryside, possibly fruit picking!

She is wearing some sort of fitted peasant blouse, brown leather belt, a knee length A-line floral skirt, white low heel sandals, and a large country style straw hat.

I could not find a similar shirt, but the peasant blouse I found will have the same low cut effect when tucked into the skirt and secured with the belt.

The sandals I have picked out have a less chunky heel, just could not find chunkier sandals in white.

No Sew T-Shirt D.I.Y - Fashion DIY Challenge

For the first of my fashion DIY daily challenges I decided to go for something simple, a no sew t shirt DIY.

I found this neat no sew T-shirt tutorial on the web (which I followed but altered slightly), and thought it would be the perfect way to upcycle a mens t-shirt that was too small for my partner, and way too big for me.