The second project that I got to do with Katherine this summer was to show her how to make a crown fit for a faerie princess. Can you imagine this crown in other fabrics? If you've got a real princess-lover in your family, you could easily make one of these to match practically every special outfit.
1. I brought along a lace shirt to recycle into this crown. The first step was to find a tupperware dish that fit on Katherine's head. I wrapped the bowl in waxed paper and then cut a strip off the bottom of the shirt that was long enough to slightly overlap around the dish.
2. We soaked the lace with fabric glue, using a sponge brush. You could also use a fabric stiffener, it's not really a very fussy project. I used a binder clip to hold the ends in place.
3. After letting it overnight, we removed it from the bowl and adjusted the overlap to fit Katherine perfectly.
4. I stitched up the seam to reinforce it. The glue was holding it together alright, but I figured it could pull apart pretty easily.
5. Katherine enjoyed decorating the crown with markers and glitter glue!
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