21 Jan 2012

Birthday Party - part 3

{Simple Birthday Crowns}


I really wasn’t meant to make crowns. Wait, that’s not entirely true – I thought about making felt crowns but than I made the magic wands so I had to do something quicker and easier.
The crown making happened by mistake. What I thought were 6 pink sheets of A4 paper turned out to be 6 pink sheets of paper 50x70cm – in other words huge. Well, I ordered from a German catalogue so that tells you how good my German is.
And since I am struggling a bit with the theme of the Unicorns I thought I would make crowns with a Unicorn, very simple and trust me – you can’t find it in the shops.

Here is a little tutorial for the crowns. It can easily be tailored to fit any Birthday party theme and you can also involve your little ones.

Here is what you need.

Unicorn heads – free printouts from the Internet. Pre-cut.
Stick glue
Glue with a pointy nozzle
Sheets of thick paper (50x70cm) in matching colour – each sheet makes 4 crowns
Glitter – as required. I used purple for the mane and gold (not pictured) for the horn.
A hand made stencil for the crown – you only need a half



Using the stencil, trace out your crowns and measure the middle (sorry for the bad photo).


Glue a Unicorn head on the front of each crown. Use the stick glue.


Here you have three crowns which now need to be cut out. The fourth crown has to be traced “head down”. Make sure you have enough space to do this.



I cut the crowns following the outline, but when I reached the Unicorn head I left some margin. The reason for this is that is much easier to cut around the Unicorn head when the crown is cut from the huge sheet of paper.



Cut around the head and leave about 1mm margin of the pink paper.



Use the glue with the pointy nozzle to “draw” some glue lines mimicking the mane curves.


Sprinkle some purple glitter.



Tap the glitter out on a piece of paper and you are left with this pretty glittery mane – a delight to any four year old (soon to be).


Repeat with each crown and leave to dry.




Once the purple glitter is dry, carefully repeat the same step by using gold glitter for the horn.
Here it is a Unicorn Crown.


Hope you are having a lovely weekend!

Love,
Irina xx

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