Wednesday, December 22, 2010
DIY: Star Baby Crown
I've been itching to do a project for quite some time and I FINALLY was in a position to do one last night. I'm quite proud of the way this turned out, and after I wore it to work today, I got TONS of compliments! So read, make, and enjoy this cuttteeee festive project for the new year!
*cookie cutter or stencil
*glitzy rivets or brads
Use your cookie cutter or stencil to trace the shape of a star onto the backside of your pleather. Trace a slightly larger star onto the fabric of your choice. Layer these materials to give the star the "shawdow cropped" feel.
Pin the star shapes on top of each other respectively and use your sewing machine (or hand sew) to sew the perimeter of the top star. Then, if you want a more "messy" look, zig zag across the stars and give it some character.
Pin each star to a length of pretty ribbon 1 1/2 yds. long. I positioned mine to overlap a bit. Use a zig zag stitch setting on your sewing machine and sew down the middle of the ribbon to secure the stars in place.
Use some jeweled brads, studs, or rivets to be-jewel your Star Baby Crown. You can use a Crop-A-Dile to put on the jewels, a Beadazzler, or just an old school craft mat and hammer! There's no rhyme or reason to placing them, just achieve a nice arrangement and make sure the under-side of the hardware is hammered down really well so it doesn't snag on your hair when you wear the headband.
And that's all there is to it!
I find that it's cute and glitzy. Perfect to start year 2011 with a bang. Plus it's handmade and what's more magical than that? I want to wear it everywhere I go!
If you decide to make your very own Star Baby Crown, link me up! I would love to see your take on it!