Monday, July 14, 2014

Lace Birthday Crown

Last year my daughter woke up on the day of her seventh birthday party and asked me where her birthday crown was.

Birthday crown?  Ooops.

I didn't know she was expecting a crown for her birthday.  We've never had one before and she never mentioned it.  Funny the ideas kids get in their heads.  She took matters into her own hands though and created a lovely purple crown for herself out of construction paper.

For her birthday this year I made sure not to forget the crown.  I decided I wanted to make a crown that was white and with a little searching on Pinterest I came across this post for lace crowns which I thought was perfect!

This lace crown turned out lovely.

I bought my lace at JoAnns along with some Aleene's Fabric Stiffener.  I saturated the lace in the fabric stiffener, wrung out the excess, and laid my lace flat to dry on some wax paper overnight.

I was surprised to find how stiff my lace was the next day.  This stuff really works!  I wrapped my lace into a circle, overlapping at the ends, and glued it closed with some tacky glue.

The birthday girl loved her crown!

She wore it all day.  (And especially while enjoying her very own dish of apple crisp--the birthday girls request.)

I think we'll save this sweet little crown to enjoy on next year's birthday too.


  1. Oh my, this is lovely. Is it working for me to want one for doing the washing up? It will at least make it a little more interesting. It would make a lovely headpiece for a little girls holy communion.
    I saw the image on what'd you do this weekend linky and raced straight over!

  2. So pretty. Thanks for sharing at What'd Tou Do This Weekend. Have a great week,

    Linda @ Tumbleweed Contessa

  3. How fun and perfect for a little girl's birthday! Great idea!

  4. Awe, I'm sure she felt like a princess! Pinned:)

  5. i am trying to find this pattern but un able to. please help. thank you

    1. Do you mean the lace pattern? I found mine at JoAnns.