Thursday, January 21, 2010

Artful Thursday-Birthday Crowns


I love making crowns for friends, family and I've recently started selling them and taking orders. I was thinking.....does a crown have to have points or look like something a princess should wear? I went into my craft room, and my eyes went to a stack of vintage hats that I recently purchased. I thought....let's give it a try. I chose a pink hat with feathers, a perfect base. I looked further in my room and came up with sequins, birds, vintage hat flowers, vintage buttons, old sheet music curled and some Christmas picks I had bought on clearance. I added a Birthday Queen slogan and my crown was complete. I thought it turned out pretty cute.


I was in such a "artful" mood I decided to go for a second crown. This one I took a beaded bridal veil base I had bought at a thrift store. I built up the crown with chicken wire and added sparkly embellishments. I included crocheted flowers from a vintage doily I had pulled apart, vintage buttons, (have I told you how much I love vintage buttons?) birds (have I told you how much I love birds?) and some vintage Christmas balls I aquired some time ago. I added glitter leaves around the chicken wire for more glam. I am really pleased with the results and had a lot of fun creating.

Some of my supplies

Have I told you how much I love vintage buttons?

Happy Creating!

9 comments:

Sarah and Ty said...

I think these crowns are my favorite of all your creations! I just love them. My sister-in-law will be getting married this year. DOn't you think she'll need one at her bridal shower?!?

tamdoll said...

These look like so much FUN! Great use of odd things - like the Christmas picks. I love how everything is so sparkly, too.

Heather Richardson said...

I think I read about one of these on Jana's blog, no? They are so spectacular! I continue to be most lovingly envious of your talent!

charrette said...

Your crowns are so fabulous! I love mine!

Lisa Russell said...

I love your bling-y button collection!

Julie Collings said...

so cool how you used the flowers from the vintage doilies on your crown.
i am totally going to be saving the hat bases from my vintage hats now. i used to toss them after picking off all the goodies....
thanks so much for the great idea.
happy weekend, julie

Tina said...

Oh what beautiful crowns - funny I have one in the works still sitting half finished on my studio table...thanks for the inspiration...I have a fondness for vintage buttons too. I have a scallywag full :D

so glad you are participating in the artful thursdays too...

xo
tina

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Betty Boogie said...

I think I need to make some Birthday crowns!!!! Yours are sooo pretty!

Pixiewinkle said...

I think everyone should own at least one crown. Now I know what I want mine to look like!