I don’t often make kids craft, in fact when I set up this website, I vowed not to do kiddies projects but coming home has made me spend a lot more time with family. I’ll also soon be contributing regular children’s DIY projects to a blog in Dubai but more on that soon.
I also wanted to show you my new craft room in Australia. I have some amazing DIY projects on the cards for Australia Day and expect more content for those of you who read from Oz. My Mum was a die hard quilter and you can see her fabric in this picture.
So this is the project on my little niece’s head. She looks so amazing:
I didn’t get time to DIY the wings and wand but did add white into the crown to match. So this is what you will need for this project:
You will need: ribbon, lace, fake vine, sea beads, tulle in various colours and base fabrics in the similar colours to the tulle (I chose fabrics that would fray to give the flowers a slightly shabby chic feel), sewing scissors, needle and thread, glitter glue and butterflies (I added glitter on them and it’s not shown here). All of the materials were bought from Spotlight here in Perth.
Begin by making the crown out of the vines. Simply take the 2 lengths of vine and form a circle, tucking the loose ends under each other until a wreath is formed. For Isabel’s small head I estimated 20% smaller than my own head circumference.
Now make the flowers. Begin by cutting semi circles from a piece of fabric folded in half.
From here repeat with the matching base fabric until you have a voluminous flower. You fold the circles in uneven quarters and then thread them onto the needle. For more detailed images click here:
Now take your sea beads and sew a magic sprinkling in the centre:
Continue this with the other flowers and set them aside. Take the crown and some tulle and using wire, ribbon or in my case small lengths of wire with beads, fasten tulle around the crown:
Take your needle and thread and attach the fabric flowers from here. I also added butterflies. The last step for this part of the crown is to add tulle on the inside of the front of the crown. This will add a barrier between the ends of the flowers and wires and the child’s skin so it’s pretty important to stop irritation:
To create the back of the crown tie differing lengths of ribbon so that they cascade down the back of the child’s head:
That’s it and now you can gift this to a very special little girl!
Happy Birthday little one! Nice cake by Charles and Violet as well.